About the Event
2012 Aliw's Lifetime Achievement Awardee, University of the Philippines Concert Chorus (Korus), with conductor Prof. Janet Sabas-Aracama, is scheduled to perform in a concert billed "KOReoKAPELA: KORUS, KOReografi & A KAPELA" on Friday, July 12, 6:30 pm at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, Quezon City.
The UP Concert Chorus (Korus) is the official choir of the University of the Philippines. In 2012, UPCC joined three international competitions and triumphed in all of them: the Festival Internacional de Musica de Cantonigros in Catalonia, Spain; the 9th Cantemus International Festival in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, and in the prestigious IV International Harald Andersen Chamber Choir Competition in Helsinki, Finland. Upon the group's return to the Philippines, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts recognized UPCC as one of the Ani ng Dangal 2013 awardees. The group recently performed in a "concert for friendship" in Sabah, Malaysia.
With a brilliant 50-year tradition of compelling interpretations, vibrant choreography, theatrical expressions, eye-catching costumes, and a charisma that is uniquely Filipino, Korus has a vast repertoire of classical, folk, pop and Broadway music. In the concert, their repertoire includes “Kruhay (Kinaray-a for “Welcome"), arr. by Beny Castillon, on the festive arrival of the Bornean Datus in Antique amidst sounds of traditional ethnic musical instruments kiling-kiling (finger bells) and tultog (bamboo percussion); “Anak,” arr. Ralph Hoffman, the iconic song composed by Freddie Aguilar, and “Bonggang Gabi,” arr. Krina Cayabyab, a medley of “Magandang Gabi” by Willy Cruz and “Bongga Ka ‘Day” by Hotdog.
Tickets for the show are priced at P250 with special discounts for students and the elderly.
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