5 Reasons Why We Should Support Kammerchor Manila's 3rd European Tour

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I stepped into the world of music as early as 6 years old when I played the role of an angel during "Pasko ng Pagkabuhay" singing "Regina Coeli". Little did I know that it would be life-changing. I was able to finish College because of my scholarship with the PUP Bagong Himig and spent only 20 pesos for my tuition fee every semester. From then, my passion for chorale singing keeps on growing in each and every performance.

Now that I am an active member of the Pag-IBIG Fund Chorale, it is an honor for me to have met and have known some members of the Philippines best chorale groups like the Madrigal Singers, UP Singing Ambassadors and Kammerchor Manila.

I have also worked with Kammerchor Manila several times already in some of the weddings I coordinated and I can really vouch for its great talent.

Let me tell you about Kammerchor Manila and why we should support them to their 3rd European Tour.

1. Kammerchor Manila (KM) is committed to excellence in choral music, friendship and service to God

Since its humble beginnings in 1992, KM has evolved to be the Philippines' premier chamber choir as it is today by sharing its long tradition of excellent choral music and continued commitment of service to God. Founded by one of the country's music pedagogues and visionaries, Prof. Fidel G. Calalang, KM was originally formed as a venue for former members of the world-renowned University of Santo Tomas (UST) Action Singers (now UST Singers) to continue their passion for music. Through the years, its membership grew to accommodate everyone from all walks of life who wishes to share their talent and expertise while strengthening their ties with God.

2. Kammerchor Manila (KM) is versatile

With a vast repertoire of different musical disciplines and genres ranging from madrigals to unconventional contemporary music, from folkloric to modern OPM, from musica sacra to pop, KM's musical artistry and versatility has earned them local and international accolades and recognition bringing continuous pride to the country.

3. Kammerchor Manila (KM) is world class

KM has engaged itself in music festival, distinguished occasions, and goodwill tours in Hongkong, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, the Vatican, and France; as well as participating in prestigious choral competitions the world over :

        Voices of the World in Vienna, Austria
        Anton Bruckner Choir Competition in Linz, Austria
        World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China
        MBC National Choral Competition, Manila
        Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila

4. Kammerchor Manila (KM) is the Philippines' lone representative to the 2014 Ave Verum International Chorale Competition in Baden, Austria & the 42nd International Choral Festival in Olomouc, Czech Republic

The International Choral Competition will take place in Baden near Vienna from May 22 to 25, 2014. Every competing choir will also take part at one of the partner concerts during the Long Night of Choral Music.

The Participants of the ICC AV 2014 :
  1. Városminor Chamber Choir (HU)
  2. Academic Choir "Sonyachny Strum" (UA)
  3. Kammerchor Manila (PHIL)
  4. University of Georgia Hodgson Singers (USA)
  5. Bodeca Neza (IT)
  6. Samford University (USA)
  7. Landesjugendchor Wien (AT)
  8. Prazska Kantilena (CZ)
  9. Coro Siamo (AT)

5. Kammerchor Manila (KM) will make you proud to be Pinoy

Aside from the competitions in Austria and Czech Replublic, KM will also be staging concerts in the Netherlands, Germany, Austia (Vienna), Czech Republic, and Switzerland from May 16 to June 14, 2014.

The Send-Off Concert

As a way of expressing their gratitude to your support, KM is cordially inviting everyone to a FREE send-off concert, "As It Blooms, the Journey Continues" on 3 May 2014 at 7pm.

To RSVP and/or for pledges, please send complete name to Joel Nalda 0905-3199398 or Toni Martinez 0917-5966553 by April 30.

Likewise, they humbly seek for your support for their upcoming tour by donating any amount to help them in their fund-raising efforts.