Maestro Singers win in two choral international grand prix
educators09 | 03/18/2014 09:31:30 AM

(Champions. The CLSU Maestro Singers perform in SM Manila during the Sing N' Joy Manila-International Choir Competition on December 11-14, 2013. Photo by CLSU Maestro Singers)

The CLSU Maestro Singers won Gold in folkloric category of the 4th Winter International Choral Competition held in Hong Kong on November 30 to December 4; and in the Sing N’ Joy Manila-International Choral Competition on December 11 to 14, 2013.

The group also won Silver in the Mixed category (difficulty level II) in both competitions.

The winning pieces of the choir were “Scene from the North” (F Calalang, Jr.), Tubang Preso (JA Pamintuan) , and Kruhay (Ilonggo folksong).

The Maestro Singers was organized in 1998 by Dr. Florante P. Ibarra. It has since then served CLSU’s ambassadors of goodwill. The group won various championships and awards in regional and national competitions in the Philippines.

The members are: Soprano: Danalee Caguntas, Kristel Ann santos, Regine Cate Saul, Catrina Cabanayan, Jasiel Gestiada, Jessa Bustamante and Eunice Ann L. Lagrada;

Alto: Erika Pobre, Karen Ibuyat, Carala Centino, Marjorie Agustin, Maureen Laurice Benedicto, Joy Salve Belonio and Erzsa May Samper;

Tenor: Reneboy Dela Cruz, Queruben Dela Cruz, Jayson Villena; Jesslee Quirante; Renmar Dela Cruz. Kristian Robert Balatbat, and Adrian Immanuel Asehan; and,

Bass: Ardie Cabatin, Eduard Luis Nacpil, Reylie Turalba, Romeo Pico, Jr., Jericko Martin, James Espiritu, and Andrew Pagaling.

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