Accountancy choir returns triumphant in 2019 Himig Tomasino  

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AFTER a two-year hiatus from the University chorale competition, The Accountancy Chamber Singers (TACS) bagged first place and several other distinctions in the annual Himig Tomasino last May 12 at the Medicine Auditorium.

“It’s overwhelming… it’s been two years since we last joined Himig Tomasino. All the sacrifices were worth it,” Angelo Tangco, TACS conductor said.

TACS also won Best Interpretation and Best Conductor.

The Chorus of Arts and Letters, back-to-back champion in 2016 and 2017, finished second. The choir was also awarded the Best Performance Attire and People’s Choice awards.

The UST Pharmacy Glee Club came in third.

The judges for this year’s competition were Anthony Villanueva, a conductor and musical director of Kammerchor Manila; Ralph Hoffman, a teacher at the German European School Manila; and Arwin Tan, a teacher at the University of the Philippines College of Music.

This year’s competition piece was an arrangement of Filipino folk song “Paruparong Bukid” by Fidel Calalang, founder and conductor of the UST Singers and a professor at the Conservatory of Music.

The choice piece of The Accountancy Chamber Singers was “Gloria,” arranged by Woo Hyo Won.

Proceeds of the event will be used to provide musical instruments to the Aeta communities in Tarlac.

“We wanted to engage in something that will benefit not just our choirs,” said Beneah Gorospe, project head.

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