20 yrs ago, I came to know about the Phil Madrigal Singers and became an avid fan. Much of what I know about choral music I owe to Ma'am Veneracion who has inspired us, honed our talents, and brought out our musicality. This morning, as Mark Carpio and the MADZ perform De Profundis at Arezzo, I cannot help but feel proud and thankful to all of you whom I've met 20 yrs back, and along the way. Maraming salamat po!!!
Here is the article from the Madz' FB page:
The Philippine Madrigal Singers was conferred the prestigious Guidoneum Award 2010 by the Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo in Italy. The foundation honored the Madrigal Singers “for the artistic and choral promotion activity that they carried out after they won the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing in 2007.”
Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo president Francesco Lusi said that the foundation has “followed attentively and with great pleasure the fruitful activities of the Madrigal Singers and are grateful for all that the Philippine Madrigal Singers have done for the choral world”.
The honor was conferred after the gala concert of the Madrigal Singers at the closing of the 58th International Choral Competition on Saturday in Arezzo, Italy, the multi-awarded group said.
Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo is the organizer of the Arezzo International Choral Competition, one of the top competitions in the choral world.