PPO and MADZ Unite for Double Concert Delight in Pasig City

Stage & Performing Arts

MANILA, Philippines—The Cultural Center of the Philippines, in collaboration with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) and the Philippine Madrigal Singers, is set to deliver world-class performances in Pasig City on September 22, 2023, at 7 p.m.

This concert, titled “Musikang Handog kay Inmaculada Concepcion sa 450 Taon ng Simbahan at Bayan ng Pasig,” is a testament to the CCP, PPO, and Madz’s dedication to promoting music appreciation through outreach concerts in various communities nationwide.

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Under the baton of Maestro Herminigildo Ranera, the PPO will showcase classical pieces, contemporary Original Pilipino Music (OPM), and Broadway tunes. Simultaneously, the Madz will captivate the audience with their exceptional vocal talents. Through this concert, the CCP and PPO aspire to share the soothing and heartwarming power of music with a wide-ranging audience.

Despite the ongoing CCP Main Building rehabilitation, CCP’s programs, shows, and projects have extended their reach beyond the complex, providing world-class artistic experiences to more Filipino audiences while preserving the richness of Filipino arts and culture.

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This concert is made possible through the support of various entities, including the Immaculate Conception Cathedral – Diocese of Pasig, Comite de Festejos de Pasig 2023, Office of the Lone District Representative of Pasig, City Government of Pasig, and esteemed individuals such as Bishop Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, Hon. Roman T. Romulo, Hon. Vico N. Sotto, Hon. Dodot B. Jaworski, Rev. Fr. Mariano L. Baranda, and Jovito V. Gertes & Marinella A. Salem, among others.

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra stands as the country’s premier ensemble, renowned in the Asia-Pacific region for its musical excellence. The PPO has collaborated with world-famous conductors and artists, offering remarkable performances and promoting music appreciation through outreach concerts.

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The Philippine Madrigal Singers, fondly known as the Madz, were founded in 1963 by National Artist Professor Andrea O. Veneracion. This choir, comprised of students, faculty, and alumni from the University of the Philippines (UP), is one of the most awarded choirs globally, securing top honors in prestigious choral competitions across the world.

The Madz’s repertoire spans various styles and forms, showcasing renaissance, classical, Filipino, and international folk songs, contemporary, avant-garde, opera, and popular music. Their unique setup involves singing seated in a semi-circle, without a conductor.

For more information, please visit the CCP website at www.culturalcenter.gov.ph. Stay updated by following the official CCP and PPO social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.