The UST Singers should have looked dead on their feet by now, but the group is still earning raves from their international audience in its on-going eight-month world tour which started in March.

The group, composed of students and alumni representing the different colleges in the University, has already performed more than 80 critically-acclaimed concerts highlighted by performances in noted music halls such as Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, California; Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, Hawaii; Roethke Auditorium, Kane Hall, University of Washington in Seattle, Washington; Millenium Center in Detroit, Michigan; Kobacher Hall, Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio; Franciscan Center in Sylvannia, Ohio; Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wisconsin; and Madison School of Music in Madison, Wisconsin.

They even had television appearances several times in a Honolulu, Hawaii network.

The UST Singers have also acquired numerous recognitions including the Mexican World Choral Festival “Best Choir” award last July, under the baton of Prof. Fidel Calalang, Jr., who teaches piano in the Conservatory of Music and heads the Choral Conductor department.

The group’s tremendous efforts must have been so moving that Honolulu Mayor Jeremy Harris even signed a proclamation declaring August 20, 2004 as “UST Singers Day” to note the choir’s more than 50 major awards from past world-renowned choral competitions, like the “Choir of the World” title in the 49th Llangollen Musical Eistedfodd in Wales, United Kingdom. To date, it is the only Asian choir to win attain the feat.

The UST Singers are yet to sing their way through seven more states in the U.S., Canada, and Europe until November.

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They will be presenting a homecoming concert, “Celebremos,” on Dec. 18, 2004 at the Philam Life auditorium.


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