AFTER 10 successful international tours, the UST Singers are not about to rest on their laurels. Journey On, their 11th international concert tour, will see the UST Singers once more celebrating their musical artistry for two months in South Korea and in the US, starting on April 15.

The group’s most anticipated performance will be on May 7 at the Kemper Arena, Kansas City at the Springtime of Faith—an archdiocesan cultural celebration. Other performers will include American tenor Daniel Rodriguez, Grammy recipient Aaron Neville, Dove award winner Rachael Lampa, and the world-famous Irish Tenors.

“This tour is another opportunity to showcase the artistry and unique musical talent of the Filipinos on the international stage, not only to Filipino and American audiences, but also to other invited world-renowned artists,” said Prof. Fidel Gener Calalang, Jr., conductor of the UST Singers. “We are proud and grateful that the UST Singers are the only Asian performers in this grand event.”

But first they will stop in South Korea, where they will perform in a series of concerts organized and sponsored by Prof. Jae Joon Lee, director of the International Choral Festival of Daegu. Then they will head off to the US where they will perform in 12 states. The UST Singers will be working with the University of Utah Singers under the baton of Dr. Brady Allred, and will also perform at the famous Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California.

Having been recognized as the “Choir of the World” for a decade, the UST Singers have continuously brought pride and honor to UST and the country, having won over 45 international prizes and distinctions.

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In the past year, they received the “Excellence Avec Distinction” award for being the highest pointer in the mixed choir category, and the “Ville De Vevey Jury Prize” for best programming and interpretation, at the Montreux International Choral Festival in Switzerland.

They also received the Best Choir award at the World Choral Festival in Mexico. Honolulu Mayor Jeremy Harris proclaimed Aug. 20 last year as “UST Singers Day”.

The UST Singers have also released a new double-CD album, Journey On, which compiles their best past recordings.


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