Sing along with splendid voices in the legendary outdoor theatre!
Come and experience the legacy of choral excellence that spawned stellar singers, choirmasters, musical arrangers and a diverse catalog of music. In a concert with a unique interactive twist, enjoy pop songs to classical gems, ethnic themes and original compositions in a setting like no other, nestled in the Hollywood hills.
Only at the Ford Amphitheatre will you be surrounded by almost a hundred voices under the stars. Featuring top-notch choirs led by alumni of the Philippine Madrigal Singers: the popular Harana Men’s Chorus, the rising Inspirare Vocal Ensemble, prominent pop vocalists Annie Nepomuceno and Erwin Andaya, gospel mega-tenor Edward Granadosin, and many more. Music by composer-arrangers Ed Nepomuceno and Nilo Alcala are part of the eclectic repertoire. Conductors Melvir Ausente, April Sunddie Manalo and Sheen Sanchez lead the singing, plus several guest groups combine to make up our Big Choir!
Part of the proceeds shall go to the medical needs of the Philippine Madrigal Singers founder, Philippine National Artist Andrea O. Veneracion. The event also benefits several select community groups.
The concert is produced by Music Arts Events in cooperation with Philippine Patrons of the Arts, and is part of the global Golden Anniversary Celebration of the world famous Philippine Madrigal Singers.
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The HARANA MEN'S CHORUS beguiles audiences with their entertaining mix of love-themed classical and pop songs, while upholding the seranade courtship tradition "Harana." Its first self-titled album release on iTunes is a collection of its most-requested and original songs. The group is led by Ed Nepomuceno, an established vocal arranger and orchestrator in the Philippine mainstream music industry and a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. MORE INFO
Did you know?
Filipino-American Vocalist and Vocal Coach ANNIE NEPOMUCENO is a prominent vocal arranger in the Philippine mainstream music industry, with dozens of pop album credits and popular choral arrangements. While on a 6-month competition tour with the Philippine Madrigal Singers, Annie married Ed Nepomuceno, then also a member. MORE INFO
ERWIN ANDAYA has been a soloist of not one but two award-winning choirs! After portraying the male lead in an all-Cayabyab revue, Erwin has been part of well-received big concerts in the Filipino-American community. MORE INFO
Maria Cristina "Kit" Navarro's beguiling and soaring soprano was frequently highlighted during her term with the Philippine Madrigal Singers. A mainstay of the Pacific Chorale and the John Alexander Singers, she continues to enthrall audiences in Orange County. MORE INFO
What? Pop and classical at the same time?