Two Philippine choirs won accolades in the First Sing Berlin International Choir Festival and Competition held in Berlin, Germany from July 4 to 7. The University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors (UPSA) under the baton of its founder and conductor, Mr. Edgardo Lumbero Manguiat and Barcelona-based Filipino children´s choir, Kudyapi led by Musical Director Arnel Lamorena German won over choirs from Germany, Sweden, and the United States.
Both choirs represented the Philippine choral art scene well as they performed international, popular, sacred, and folk music during the competition.
The Kudyapi Children´s Choir earned the Silver Diploma in category G1 (Children´s Choir) with their carefully selected repertoire of classical and folk music.
UPSA was awarded the Gold Diplomas in Category M (Modern, Jazz, Pop, Gospel) and Category A1 (Mixed Choirs) which earned them a spot to compete and ultimately win in the Grand Prix round.
Sing Berlin, a biennial event, was organized by Meeting Music in collaboration with the Georg-Friedrich-Händel Gymnasium and the International Choral Festival Network, supported by the Chorverband Berlin. END