THE UST Conservatory of Music Alumni Association, Inc. (CMAAI) mounted “Ecce Ancilla Domini,” a concert commemorating the Solemnity of the Annunciation, at the UST Central Seminary Chapel on March 25.

The concert, whose title translates to “Behold the Handmaid of the Lord,” featured performances of the Young Voices of the Philippines (YVP) and the Psalterion, the UST Central Seminary’s official choir.

It was organized with the UST Central Seminary and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Psalterion opened the concert with performances of the songs “These Alone are Enough,” “I Desire to Love You,” and “Seasons of Love.” 

YVP then performed the Filipino folk songs “Si Pilemon,” “Dandansoy,” “Soging Tundan,” and “Orde-e.” The group also performed “Jesu, Rex admirabilis,” “Pater Noster,” “Cantate Domino,” “Ave Maria,” and “Dies Irae.” 

The YVP is a scholar choir of the Treble Choir Association of the Philippines. 

Its members were selected from the choral programs of husband-and-wife Maria Theresa Vizconde-Roldan, a faculty member at the Conservatory of Music, and Prof. Jude Roldan. Both are alumni of the University.

CMMAI President Antonio Chua-So Jr. told the Varsitarian the event was held to get sponsors to support the YVP for their upcoming tour and choral performances in the United States (US).

YVP will represent the Philippines in the Voices Together: International Youth Choral Symposium hosted by the University of Maryland School of Music from July 1 to 3.

On July 7, the choir will perform at the Isaac Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage in Carnegie Hall, New York City, before participating in the 12th Golden Gate International Children’s Choral Festival from July 9 to 15.

YVP will end its US tour with a performance at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Portland, Oregon, on July 21. B.C. Morilla


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