Voices in Harmony: UP Concert Chorus Embarks On 25th International Tour

By Christine Marie Lim Magpile, LPT 

The Send-Off: MusiKADASIG: Lunsad-Lakbay

The University of the Philippines Concert Chorus (UPCC), fondly known as Korus, is ready to set the world stage ablaze once more. As part of their 25th International Goodwill Cultural Concert Tour, they will be hosting a send-off concert on May 19, 2024 (Sunday), at 6:00 p.m. The concert, titled “MusiKADASIG: Lunsad-Lakbay,” will be held in the Sr. Marie Madeleine Gym of St. Theresa’s College

Making the MusiKADASIG concert even more remarkable is the presence of singer-actress Ms. Nanette Inventor, adding a touch of star power to the night. Additionally, the alumnae choir of St. Theresa’s College, Quezon City, Himig Undaya, will be participating in this event, adding another layer of rich harmony to the concert.

The Artistic Director: Prof. Janet Sabas-Aracama

The UPCC sails under the distinguished baton of Prof. Janet Sabas-Aracama. A stalwart in the field of music, she is not just the conductor and artistic director of UPCC, but also a respected figure in the Conducting and Chorale Ensemble Department of the UP College of Music. Known to many as Prof. Jai, she has mentored numerous aspiring artists, some of whom have graced the stages of popular talent shows like GMA 7’s Starstruck and The Clash.

The Legacy: UP Concert Chorus’ International Impact

UPCC’s reputation extends far beyond the university’s walls. They are pioneers of choreographed choral performances, a unique approach that has garnered them recognition at major international concerts across Asia, Europe, and the US. Their performances have always been a testament to the blend of musicality, creativity, and cultural richness of the Philippines.

Musica Orbis Prague Festival

The grandeur of the UPCC’s musical journey does not stop at concerts. This year, they are set to represent the Philippines at the prestigious Musica Orbis Prague Festival, being the first Filipino choir to ever compete in this event. Their participation in this festival is a significant step in placing the country on the global choral map.

The Call: Support the Journey of the UP Concert Chorus

Watch the concert of the UP Concert Chorus and let us make waves in the global music scene together. Contact Julia at 09171354119 for tickets. Prices are ₱1000 for the front section and ₱500 for the back section. Your presence and support will not only offer a memorable experience but also contribute to the UPCC’s European Tour fund, furthering their mission to bring the unique Filipino sound to international audiences.