Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Madz Takes Five at Makiling



The Madz took a five-day working retreat at the Executive House of the National Arts Center in Los Banos, Laguna. From May 15th to the 20th, the singers spent rehearsals in a secluded area on one of the lush and tropical slopes of Mt. Makiling. The activities reflect the importance of having the members spend as much time as possible to focus on perfecting choral interpretations and strengthening teamwork and interpersonal relations--all essential before the group embarks on a four-month tour of Europe and North America.

On the final day before the conclusion of activities, members of the Quezon City-based dance company, AirDance, came to visit for a much anticipated artistic exchange. As the Madz sang their pieces, the AirDancers shared their improvisational choreography, dancing in front of and around the trademark seated semi-circle.

The practice of spending a week on Mt. Makiling is quickly becoming a traditional yearly activity for the Philippine Madrigal Singers.

(Video and photo by Joey Quintana of UPLB)

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Un carissimo saluto da Mel - Belluno - Italia!!! Ricordate??? Ho visto i vostri video, sono simpatici come voi!!! Ho letto il vostro lungo programma del World Tour!!! Fantastico....spero di poter venire ad Arezzo...spero anche di vedervi quì a Mel!!!
un abbraccio a tutti, un abbraccio particolare a Rose !!!!
Andrea

JOWS said...

Hello! Joey Quintana here of Los Baños. Acknowledge mo naman ako. Pic ko at videos ko yun sa Makiling stay ng MADZ. Thanks!

The Philippine Madrigal Singers said...

Hi Joey! Our apologies for forgetting to acknowledge you for the photos and videos. Thanks again for the heads up.

Nilo said...

Hi Madz :)

Missing you all.

God bless :D

Show again to the world what you've got :D

See you all in New York :)

hugs.

- - -

BTW, Ate Odette dear (or Miles),

Could you please save me a copy of souvenir programs with my compositions in your repertoire? Yun na lang pasalubong mo sakin pag-dating nyo sa New York please, haha. Just choose the important ones para konti lang, hahaha (or the ones with beautiful layouts, haha)PLEEEEEEEEASE, mwah mwah mwah.

Tnx!

Hi Miles...great site!!!! Update always ha :D


hugs

NILO

The Philippine Madrigal Singers said...

No worries, Nilo. Will keep a loot bag especially for you.