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The Philippine Choral Directors' Association invites you to attend its
National Masterclass Series for Choral Conductors

Regional Convention for Visayas and Mindanao
University of the Visayas
Colon St., Cebu City, Philippines
November 19-22, 2009

masterclass speakers:

Eudenice Palaruan - advanced conducting
Edgardo Manguiat - vocal techniques
Anna Piquero - basic conducting
Arwin Tan - solfege/theory/choral arranging
Leonyl Torres - movement and choreography
Msgr. Rudy Villanueva - choral literature

masterclass aims:
The Philippine Choral Directors Association (PCDA), in cooperation with the University of the Visayas (UV) holds this Masterclass for Choral Conductors. The main objective of this workshop is to offer basic and advanced training for local conductors, and provide an opportunity to raise their standards and awareness to the international level, while honing their skills, and making information available to a wide
choral network.

masterclass group:
We invite all choral conductors who wish to improve their skills and knowledge at the highest level with outstanding teachers. Public school music teachers, church choir conductors, and choral music enthusiasts are highly encouraged to attend this week-long masterclass.

masterclass topics:
* vocal training and warm-up exercises (practice)
* conducting techniques for beginning and advanced conductors (analysis)
* solfege and sight-reading exercises (knowledge)
* basic music theory (knowledge)
* rehearsal techniques (synthesis)
* conducting laboratory (application)
* Visayan sacred and secular choral literature and it’s fusion into standard programming (knowledge)
* basic choral arranging (konwledge)
* movement and choreography (knowledge and application)

The speakers are also available for choirs interested in having a specialized choral workshop for their group.

masterclass credits:
Participants are required to join membership to the PCDA. A certificate of participation will be awarded at the end of the workshop period (36 hours). Attendance in four consecutive workshops will qualify the participant to a PCDA conductor’s diploma (144 hours).

for details and reservations please contact:

Leonyl Torres 09209416695
Anna Piquero 09178064358
Dennis Sugarol 09202053194
Sherwin Sulla 09275066667
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Concert with the Formosa Singers of Taiwan
National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
May 21, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

I will be having a concert with the Formosa Singers (conductor: Julian Su) at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. We will present a program of Western, Philippine, and Taiwanese choral pieces.

For further information, contact:


Philippine Choral Directors Association (PCDA)
National Masterclass Series for Choral Conductors
14-18 April 2009

Dear conductors,

We proudly announce the National Masterclass Series for Choral Conductors / Philippine Choral Directors Association Regional Summit for Luzon in Baguio City, on April 14-18. We invite all of you to participate. Please see the attached file for details and registration information.

Throughout this year, we will be having a series of regional choral conventions around the country. Conductors can choose to participate in one or all of them, as the masterclass topics will be different and will culminate in our national convention next year.

For PCDA members who registered last year (2008), your membership has automatically been renewed for 2009. No need to reapply for 2009. You will receive full membership privileges, including the discount at this convention, for 2009.

For those who are not yet members of the PCDA and are interested, please email
choral_directors@ yahoo.com.ph with the subject heading: APPLY TO PCDA. You will receive an email on how to do that. Hurry! PCDA members get discounts in concerts, choral conventions, as well as lodging privileges at convention sites.

We look forward to seeing all of you in Baguio!

Yours truly,

Gideon Bendicion
Executive Secretary
Philippine Choral Directors Association

masterclass speakers
Jonathan Velasco - conducting, voice training
Thomas Schuele - international competitions
Robert Delgado - choral arranging
Rebecca Nulud - movement and choreography
Mark Anthony Carpio - conducting laboratory
Anna Abeleda-Piquero - conducting laboratory
Arwin Tan - music technology

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Three award-winning Asian choirs to celebrate
friendship, peace and understanding


Date: January 18, 2009 (Sunday), 1630h (scheduled)
(Doors are scheduled to open at 1600h.)
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Main Hall
JR/Major subway lines/Tobu Tojo Line/Seibu Ikebukuro Line “Ikebukuro Station.”
Three-minute walk from West Exit “2b.”

SYC Ensemble Singers (Conductor: Jennifer Tham/Singapore)
Ateneo Chamber Singers (Conductor: Jonathan Velasco/Philippines)
Gaia Philharmonic Choir (Conductor: Ko Matsushita/Japan)

"Akita Obako" from "2 Folksongs from Akita"
Tin o o (Taiwanese children's song) 天烏烏(台湾童謡)
Lok Sui Tien (Hakka folksong) 落水天(客家民謡)
To the Unnamed Light (Francisco Feliciano)
Anima Christi (Cipriano Cayabyab)
Burrinjuck (Stephen Leek) * premiere
Fuggite, amanti (Corrado Margutti) * premiere
 *** And More ! ***
Joint Performance:
Dona nobis pacem  - For 3 groups of choirs
Aterna lux, divinitas (Americ Goh) * premiere
Maior Caritas (John August Pamintuan) * premiere

Tickets are available at:
Tokyo Metropolitan Artspace - Phone; 03-5985-1707
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan at Ueno
ONLINE TICKETING AT; Tokyo Metropolitan Artspace Ticket Service"Serenade"

Phone Enqury:
080-5025-7452 (THREE Concert Secretariat, Yamaji)

SS: 4,000 Yen (4,500 Yen on the day of performance)
S:3,500 Yen (4,000 Yen on the day of performance)
A: 2,500 Yen (3,000 Yen on the day of performance)
B: 1,500 Yen (2,000 Yen on the day of performance)

World Day of Choral Singing 2008

Congratulations to all the choirs who participated in our festival at the University of Santo Tomas Santisimo Rosario Church.  It was truly a memorable experience for all 250 choristers as we shared a special day of choral singing, where music and talents were shared, old friendships were rekindled, and new friendships were fostered.  Thank you for making this event a complete success.

World Day of Choral Singing, Manila 2008
Maior Caritas Festival Choir
Jonathan Velasco, conductor

The Choral Works of John Pamintuan performed by:
Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club, Malou Hermo conductor
Coro Tomasino, Ronan Ferrer conductor
De La Salle University Chorale, Rodolfo Delarmente conductor
Imusicapella Chamber Choir, Tristan Ignacio conductor
St. Scholastica's College Manila Glee Club, Dr. Carl Elmore Facto conductor
UST Faculty of Pharmacy Alumni Choir, Dr. Amando Reniva conductor
University of the East Chorale, Anna Tabita Abeleda-Piquero conductor
University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors, Eduardo Manguiat conductor