Zbor Univerzity Manila Filipíny

University of the Philippines Manila Chorale (UPMC)
Zbor Univerzity Manila Filipíny

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Zbor bol založený v roku 1992. Od svojho založenia patrí k najkvalitnejším miešaným zborom na svete. Získal množstvo ocenení n a festivaloch a koncertoch po celom svete. Členmi zboru sú študenti a doktoranti Manilskej štátnej univerzity. Repertoár je rozsiahly a vždy mimoriadne citlivo dramaturgicky pripravený pre rôzne skupiny poslucháčov.

Basic Information

Genre: Classical, pop, jazz, renaissance, sacred, secular, folk, spiritual, contemporary

Members: Students, faculty, and alumni of the University of the Philippines Manila

Hometown: University of the Philippines Manila

About: The UP Manila Chorale is the official choir of the University of the Philippines Manila, composed mainly of UP Manila students from various academic backgrounds with a shared love for singing.


The UP Manila Chorale is the multi-awarded official performing group for choral music of the University of the Philippines Manila. The group was established in July 1992 by a few BA Behavioral Sciences students. Presently, the group is led by their musical director, Emmanuel P. de Leon Jr.
Through the years, the group has been performing a wide repertoire: sacred, secular, spiritual, folk, jazz, pop and our very own Filipino music. Despite having no music majors in the group, the UPMC has been able to mold its members coming from non-musical disciplines into well-rounded and versatile singers. In the recent years the UPMC has performed major works and various compositions by Biebl, Lukaszewski, Rossini, Hogan, Stroope, and many more. As an advocate of Filipino choral music, the UPMC has in their repertoire the music of Lucio San Pedro, Eudenice Palaruan, Nilo Alcala, Ryan Cayabyab, Joel Navarro, John August Pamintuan, Josefino Chino Toledo, Felipe de Leon, Francisco Feliciano, and Fidel Calalang.
The UPMC has an established record of successful concerts and projects. Its extensive performing experience includes major concerts, benefit concerts, local and international choral competitions, local and international choral festivals, seven European concert tours, and performances for heads of state and dignitaries. The group is regularly invited to choral competitions, and it has garnered several awards locally and internationally.
In early 2014, the UPMC, alongside some of the best choirs in the country, participated in the Fred Sjöberg Masterclass under the world-renowned Swedish conductor Fred Sjöberg. In July of the same year, the UPMC organized the Musica Iuvenalis Philippine Tour, a 7-day concert tour for the European String Orchestra Musica Iuvenalis. On October, the group was invited as one of the guest choirs in the Karuizawa International Choral Festival held in Karuizawa Japan. Later that month, the group was awarded the Gawad Chancellor Award for Most Outstanding Student Organization by the university.


Awards and Competitions
Award Competition

  • 1996 First Prize Instituto Cervantes Choral Competition
  • 1997 First Prize Cantar Villacicos en Intramuros
  • 1998 *1st European Tour Third Place 3rd International Salzkammergut Choral Competition (Bad Ischl, Austria)
  • 2000 *2nd European Tour
  • 2003 Second Prize Himig ng Puso Choral Competition
  • 2005 *3rd European Tour Third, Gold diploma, Mixed Youth Choir Second, Gold diploma, Folksong Forderpreis Stadt Bad Ischl 7th International Choir Days (Bad Ischl, Austria)
  • 2007 *4th European Tour First, Gold diploma III, Mixed Youth Choir Special Award: Extraordinary Artistic Engagement 1st International Anton-Bruckner Choir Competition and Festival (Linz, Austria)
  • 2009 *5th European Tour Silver Diploma, Mixed Youth Choir Category Silver Diploma, Folk Category
  • First, Gold Diploma 9th Salzkammergut International Choir Days, Bad Ischl 2nd International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition and Festival (Linz, Austria)
  • 2011 *6th European Tour First, Gold Diploma V, Category Winner, Mixed Youth Choir 3rd International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition and Festival (Linz, Austria)
  • 2013 *1st Japan Tour *7th European Tour Achievement Level II – very good at an international level 13th Marktoberdorf International Chamber Choir Competition 2013 Category Winner, Gold Diploma III, Mixed Choir Category Category Winner, Gold Diploma IV, Sacred Choir Music Category Category Winner, Gold Diploma V, Spiritual Category Sing Joy Manila 2013 Philippine International Choral Competition
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