One Night Concert of the `Philippine Madrigal Singers`
The MADZ Live in San Francisco
(Philippine Madrigal Singers)
Presented by the Holy Name Church
1555 39th Ave., near Lawton, San Francisco
Friday, June 10, 2011
Tickets at $25 and $50
Holy Name of Jesus Parish is proud to present the San Francisco concert of the UNESCO ARTISTS FOR PEACE RECIPIENTS, The Philippine Madrigal Singers . The MADZ is currently on their “Great North and South American Tour 2011” which started in Salt Lake City, Utah, last April 17, 2011 where they were featured in a performance with the historic and Grammy winning Mormon Tabernacle Choir on their weekly broadcast – Music and the Spoken Word.
Popularly known as the “Madz”, the choir was founded in 1963 by National Artist for Music, Professor Andrea O. Veneracion. The Madz is mostly composed of students, faculty and alumni from the University of the Philippines. The group’s trademark performance stance, singing in a semicircle without a conductor, is instantly recognizable. A standard Madz performance clearly exhibits the seamless fusion of their musical virtuosity, technical proficiency and soulful singing. Their highly eclectic repertoire spans the breadth and length of vocal music: from Renaissance madrigals to the avant-garde, from Filipino and international folksongs to the latest pop hits, even from the most cerebral choral masterpieces to the most humorous of novelty numbers.
As Philippine ambassador of culture and goodwill, the Madz has had the pleasure and privilege of giving command performances for royalty and heads of state. These include Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, Presidents Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon, Queen Sofia of Spain, King Juan Carlos de Bourbon and Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Under the masterful leadership of Madz alumnus Mark Anthony A. Carpio, the Philippine Madrigal Singers continue to set new standards of excellence at a global level. Since their humble beginnings as a university-based chamber ensemble throughout their legendary rise as international choral champions, this 47-year old cultural icon known as the Philippine Madrigal Singers has irreversibly cemented its stature as one of world’s best choirs of all time.
Tickets for the show are available at $25 for General Admission or $50 for Premium Seat tickets. Tickets may be purchased at Holy Name Church office (1555 39th Ave., near Lawton, San Francisco). For more information, please call Jackie at (415) 664-8590.
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