THE UST Singers have launched their first digital album, titled “’The UST Singers Live: The Choral Works of Fidel Gener Calalang Jr.” on various music streaming platforms.

The album features six of the many choral works that Asst. Prof. Fidel Calalang Jr. wrote in his three-decade career as a musician, such as “Ayug Ti Amianan” (Scenes from the North) and “Dandansoy.” 

Calalang said the pieces showcased on the digital album were extracted from live performances during competitions and concert tours in Europe, the United States and the Philippines.

Also included in the album is Calalang’s “Ama Namin” (Our Father), from the group’s Gran Premio Citta di Gorizia-winning performance in Italy in 1998. 

The UST Singers launched the digital album as part  of their 28th founding anniversary and to commemorate their concert at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, titled “Amor y Amistad” (Love and Friendship) in February 2020. The group also released the album on Calalang’s birthday as a tribute. 

The album has been a longtime dream of the choir since the [digital music] platforms have emerged. We had CDs from past batches of the UST Singers since 1993, but gone are the glory days of CDs,” Calalang told the Varsitarian.

I’m so grateful to all of them for pouring out so much work, love and dedication to make this happen; it is the same love and dedication that every singer of the UST Singers gave in the performance of each song in the album,” he added.

In anticipation of the internationally acclaimed choral group’s 30th anniversary in 2022, the UST Singers are expected to release more albums and performances online amid the pandemic.

The album can be streamed via Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, Amazon Music, SoundCloud and other streaming services.


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