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UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES CONCERT CHORUS - INTERNATONAL TOUR We would like to invite you, your family and friends to join us in a musical evening with the University of the Philippines Concert Chorus (UPCC) June 2, 2015 at 8.30 pm in Vago di Lavagno (Verona). The University of the Philippines Concert Chorus (U.P.C.C.) was born in 1962, during the incumbency of General Carlos P. Romulo as President of the University of the Philippines. Through its existence, the group has metamorphosed from being a simple university chorale into a musical force of national and world stature. KORUS, as it is affectionately known, is a mélange of different backgrounds, composed of select students and alumni from the different colleges of the university performing various potpourri of music ranging from Classic to the Contemporary.
On its 52nd year as cultural envoys of Filipino artistry in choral music and after 21 international tours, Korus pursues with the continuing passion uniting audiences of various cultural backgrounds through the gift of music. "Pamamaalam" showcases the full program that will be presented at the 22nd international concert tour of U.P.C.C. entitled "SALIW HIMIG, Isang Paglakbay: Internsyunal Konsert Tur'". KORUS will participate and compete for the first time in the International Krakow Choir Festival "Cracovia Cantans" (11 – 14 June, 2015) and the 12th International Festival of University Choirs, "Universitas Cantat” 2015", (24 – 27 June, 2015) in Poland. This tour shall embark at the end of May 2015 until the 1st week of August 2015 and will also cover major cities in Europe and the USA (East Coast, Midwest Hawaii). The second part of the tour will embark on December 2015 and cover the major cities of the West Coast of the United States of America.
This year's tour has been carefully blended with a steady repertoire of Contemporary Classics, Spirituals, International, Philippine Music and Popular with blocked formations and organized movement. SALIW HIMIG is a conjunction of two Tagalog words: “Saliw” (harmony, musical accompaniment, medley, potpourri, melange) and “Aliw” (delight; good cheer, joyousness, liveliness) combined with “Himig” (tune; melody; rhythm of music; note; tone). “Lakbay” simply means a tour, journey or travel. The international tour has a full program of three segments: KONTEMPORARIUS , KATUTUBO , KOREOKAPELA . KONTEMPORARIUS. Adapted from the Medieval Latin Word '"Contemporarius", using the Latin suffix "-arius" and the Latin word "tempus" meaning time and condition. Then using the Latin word "cum"" (with), derived from the Proto-Indo-European root "kom" meaning with or together. This section of the program is composed of sacred and secular classic contemporary choral compositions and arrangements. KATUTUBO. Featuring Philippine regional indigenous melodies and popular choral rhapsodies arranged into a traditional choral setting with blocked formations and movement. KOREOKAPELA. Adapted rom “CHOReoCapella, a conjunction of the words "CHORus CHOReographed A CAPELLA" (choral works inspired by musical theater concert style, accompanied and unaccompanied). The U.P. Concert Chorus has been known as the pioneer of choreographed choral performances in the Philippines since the early ‘70s. With its current artistic director and conductor Prof. Janet Sabas – Aracama, the UP Concert Chorus goes beyond the typical “stand-up” choir performance style through choral art form.
Through choral music, the "Korus" continues to develop generations of Filipino artists with the mission to serenade the world for the love of the choral arts, for the university’s honor, for love of country and to God’s glory.

The concert will be in San Francesco d'Assisi Parich Church in Vago di Lavagno (Verona) June 2, 2015 at 8.30 pm. The event is organized by Verona Association Choirs and the Parish of Vago di Lavagno, with the sponsorship of Municipality of Lavagno.
  • Piazza San Francesco
    Lavagno (VR)


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