25 January, 2016, 2:10 pm – IN LINE with their 30th international concert tour, the UST Singers will be performing as guest artists in the 33rd Korean Federation for Choral Music Symposium and Festival from Jan. 25-28 at the Seogwipo Arts Center on Jeju Island, South Korea.

The two-time Choir of the World champions will be joined by the Singapore Choral Artists, the AZ Singers and the Shanghai ISUBS Choir. The festival is featuring international groups for the first time, said UST Singers President Karl Nicholas Lauron.

The UST Singers will render their version of Dan Forrest’s modern motet based on a popular Bible verse from the Book of Ruth, titled “Entreat Me Not to Leave You,” “Gloria Patri” by Indonesian composer Budi Yohanes Susanto, Ruben Federizon’s highly technical piece “Gabaq-an” and Prof. Fidel Calalang’s show-stopping arrangement of “Get Happy/Happy.”

As part of the festival, Calalang will present in a seminar focusing on Philippine Choral Music, where the UST Singers will also perform Filipino folk songs such as George Hernandez’s “Caturog na Nonoy” and Fabian Obispo’s “Chua-Ay.”

Their stint as guest artist was endorsed by Korean conductor Jae-Joon Lee, the permanent artistic director of the International Youth Orchestra Study Group and visiting lecturer at the Conservatory of Music.

This will be the UST Singers’ seventh time to perform in South Korea, following their recent Korean tour last Oct. 11-17, 2015. Amierielle Anne A. Bulan


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