THE UST Singers once more left a captivated their Thomasian audience with an astounding and high-level performance before an upcoming tour that kicked off June 25.

Seemingly giving a glimpse of their concert tour selection, the UST Singers’ “Museo Musica,” under the baton of Prof. Fidel Gener Calalang Jr., was a feast of Thomasian talent and ingenuity.

The songs consisted of sacred classical music, Kundiman, international spiritual pieces and excerpts from musicals Nine and Miss Saigon.

In the soulful “Laudate Dominum” and “Ave Maria,” the singers with their cool and voices made the atmosphere celestial. The renditions of “O Magnum Mysterium” and “Stabat Mater” were enchanting and spellbinding.

“Caturoy na Nonoy,” a Filipino folk song, was meditative and sounded like a beautiful ancient pipe organ.

The singers also gave a twist to their music with the same, unrestrained voices in the local favorites ”Ay, Ay, Ay, O Pag-ibig” and “Waray-waray.”

Several people were seen swaying their heads and tapping their feet with the songs “Down by the Riverside.”

The UST Singers’ rendition of “Ikaw,” on the other hand was touching with lead soloist Marcialyn Lopez’s perfect falsetto.

The “Bui Doi” from Miss Saigon, meanwhile, was the most applauded with performers’ fiery voices.

The Singers offered thier finale, a medley of “Pilipinas kong mahal” and “Bayan ko,” for the peace in the nation. A narration before the last piece sent a message of hope for the country amidst all struggles.

The songs for the tour hope “to bring the artistry and Filipino ingenuity to the world,” and to proclaim “that somewhere in the Pacific, there is a Philippines.”


Aside from their Pacific tour, the UST Singers are scheduled to visit Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado in the United Sates.

The Singers will also represent the country this month in Puebla, Mexico in the Festival Mundial de Coros (World Choral Festival), where they will compete with other choirs from Slovakia, Slovenia, Argentina, Venezuela, Italy, Greece, Malaysia, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic, Austria and Mexico.


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