World Premiere of The little flower by the Philippine Madrigal Singers

Artículo escrito por Josu Elberdin
el 19 de February de 2015

In October 1963, at the UP Abelardo Hall, the Madz launched its unique brand of music in a breakthrough performance.
On October 2013, exactly 50 years after, this time at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, we present a new era in our history, another event of “So Far, So Gold … The Madz’ 50th Anniversary Celebration”.

A performance that will usher in a new league of composers and arrangers … a promise of yet another groundbreaking mark on the world of choral music.

The Philippine Madrigal Singers is proud to present “PREMIERE“. This is a concert that the choir will premiere music commissioned especially for the occasion by composers from around the world.

Josu Elberdin wrote for them The Little Flower, a song in honor of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, dedicated to the choir and to the memory of the recently departed Ma’am Andrea Veneracion, founder and conductor of the choir for many years.

This is the program that will perform during the concert:
Part One

In memoriam by Eduardo Andres Malachevsky

The Little Flower by Josu Elberdin

Divine Music by Lorenzo Donati

La noche en la isla by Javier Busto
Eight Haikus by Frank Corcoran (winner of the IFCM Composition Competition)

Euphonos by Ily Matthew Maniano

Time After Time by Ily Matthew Maniano

Queen of the Night arr. by Ily Matthew Maniano


Part Two

Ceremonial Burning by Nilo Alcala II

Sanctus by Saunder Choi

Ayat, asi ken kinalinteg by Joy Nilo

Have Thine Own Way by John Pamintuan

Signore, fa di me uno strumento della tuo pace by Alejandro Consolacion

Kawayan by Ken Stevens

Nang Dahil Sa Isang Bulaklak arr. Robert Delgado

A Musician’s Prayer by Eudenice Palaruan


The concert will feature two performances: October 5, 8pm & Oct 6, 5pm at the CulturalCenter of the Philippines (CCP).

More info:

premiere MADZ cartel

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