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23/08/2017: Philippine Madrigal Singers to perform at St. Matthew's Cathedral on 21 September 2017

The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Washington, DC and the US-Philippines Society are pleased to announce that the Philippine Madrigal Singers will be the guest choir for the eucharistic liturgical service dedicated to the Feast Day of St. Matthew on 21 September 2017, 5:30 PM, at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

The Madz, a world-renowned, multi awarded choral group and UNESCO Artist for Peace, will then have a 45-minute performance right after the Mass.

This event is free and does not require reservation.

SHORT BACKGROUND

Recognized by the UNESCO as Artist for Peace for “putting their fame and influence to promote cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace,” the Philippine Madrigal Singers is one of the most awarded choral groups in the world, having consistently won all top prizes in major choral competitions, including the Grand Prix in the recently concluded 64th Concurso Internazionale di Guido d’ Arezzo last August 2016 in Arezzo, Italy. They hold the distinction of being the first choir in the world to win the prestigious European Grand Prix for Choral Singing twice (1997 and 2007).

The group’s virtuosity across a vast repertoire range, its continuing promotion of Filipino choral works and the rousing and deeply emotional impact that each performance has on all audiences the world over as they sing in the distinctive set-up of sitting in a semi- circle without a conductor have established their reputation as a pioneering force in choral music and an inspirational role model for other choirs.

Today, Professor Veneracion’s designated successor Mark Anthony Carpio continues with the mission not just of leading the country’s premier choir, but also to carry on the ongoing mission of developing choirs, conductors and singers all over the world.