A Concert of Champions to highlight the festival
Musica FEUROPA goes virtual for the first time in its 12- year- run!
After 2 concerts on 15 and 22 May, Far Eastern University’s annual choral festival with the European Union Delegation in the Philippines closes end of this month.
Musica FEUROPA 12 celebrates the power of music with choral groups from around the Philippines sharing their virtual performances to showcase both Philippine and European pieces for the public to see, hear and enjoy.
Musica FEUROPA aims to elevate the standards of participating choirs by using European guidelines for competitions. It prepares Filipino choirs to participate in European choral competitions and fosters an openness to cultural exchange.
The main purpose of Musica FEUROPA is to make it one of the definitive festivals in the choral circuit, first in the Philippines.
European Union Ambassador Luc Véron said that “We at the EU Delegation love this initiative because it symbolises cultural diversity. The festival promotes our many different languages. Music holds a unique, creative and cohesive power for societies”.
This choral festival has always been a part of Viva Europa cultural programme. It aims to promote a deeper appreciation of the European and Filipino music among Philippines’ choral groups.
The festival is timed in May to celebrate the founding of the European Union.
As in previous years, highly respected adjudicators from the Philippine choral circuit have been present in the concerts to provide constructive feedback to each of the choirs and help them prepare for bigger competitions and festivals here and in Europe.
The adjudicators are as follows: Anna Abeleda-Piquero, Mark Anthony Carpio, Dr. Ed Manguiat, Ramon Lijauco, Jr., Jonathan Velasco, and Dr. Maria Theresa Vizconde-Roldan.
Some of these adjudicators will return for the finale on May 30 to conduct their choir in the Concert of Champions. The latter will feature various Filipino choirs who have won not just in Musica FEUROPA but bigger competitions in the Philippines and abroad.
Invited choirs will submit videos of past or virtual performances of one piece in an official EU language by a composer from the EU, one in any Filipino language or dialect by someone of Filipino descent and the Ode to Joy in German language.
All Musica FEUropa 12 concerts will also be posted on its YouTube Channel and that of the FEU Center for the Arts. The EU Delegation to the Philippines will also upload the Concert of Champions in its digital platforms.
Musica FEUROPA 12 is also brought to you by 98.7 DZFE, official media partner.
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