Monday, June 25, 2007

Madz Headlines Asian Fest

The Philippine Madrigal Singers opened the much-awaited Festival Mnoho barev Asie (Many Colours of Asia), an exposition of Asian culture, with a performance at the Municipal Library concert hall in Prague on 8 June 2007. The Asian Diplomatic Missions in Prague-sponsored event will run from 8 June to 4 July, and also features a screening of Mario J. de los Reyes' internationally awarded film, Magnifico.

The Madz's performance was facilitated by the Philippine Ambassador to the Czech Republic, H.E. Carmelita Salas, Mr. Washington Sycip, and the Philippine Embassy in Prague.

Madz Performs in Prague Palace; A First in Czech Republic

The Philippine Madrigal Singers performed for the first time in the Czech Republic at the Lubowvicz Palace on June 6, 2007. Graced by the Philippine Ambassador to the Czech Republic, H.E. Carmelita Salas, the concert was attended by Prague's international diplomatic corps in celebration of the 109th Independence Day of the Republic of the Philippines. The concert heralded the Madz's goodwill tour of the Czech Republic facilitated by the Philippine Embassy in Prague.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Madz on the Radio in Berlin

The Philippine Madrigal Singers are the special guest artists of the internationally renowned Radio MultiKulti RBB in Berlin, Germany. The live interview and performance will be aired on 16 June 2007 at 12:00 NN local time (16 June 2007 6:00 PM Manila Time).

You can listen to the Madz on live stream via or check out the MultiKulti website at

Monday, June 11, 2007

Madz at Oslo Embassy Inauguration and National Day Celebration

The Philippine Madrigal Singers had a command performance for the diplomatic corp as the Philippines inaugurated her first embassy in Norway's capital, Oslo. Attended and highly lauded by both Ambassador of the Philippines to Norway, H.E. Victoria S. Bataclan, and Norway's Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry, Sven E. Svedman, the event took place at the Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel on 4 June 2007.

The Madz serenaded Oslo's resident ambassadors and invited guests with a repertoire of international pieces, including Norway's Ave Maris Stella. According to Ambassador Bataclan, the ocassion of the first official National Day of the Philippines in Norway and the Madz's performances at both the Philippine Embassy and the Oslo University (where the Nobel Prize Ceremonies used to take place) have made the Filipino community proud and happy.

Philippine Madrigal Singers Are Special Guests to Independence Day Celebrations at Drammen, Norway

The Madz were invited to the early Philippine Independence Day celebrations in Drammen on 2 June 2007. The considerable growth of the Filipino community in the area has prompted for the celebrations at the Mjondalen Samfunnshuset, spearheaded by the Sacred Heart Filipino Chaplaincy-St. Laurentis Chapter.

Drammen is thirty kilometers southwest of the capital, Oslo.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Another Standing Ovation in Oslo

The Philippine Madrigal Singers commanded another standing ovation after their concert at the Universitetets Aula in Oslo, Norway on 1 June 2007. Organized by the Filipino Working Group in Oslo in cooperation with the Embassy of the Philippines and Western Union Bank, the program was graced by Ambassador Victoria Bataclan and Consuls Jun and Flerida Mayo.

Jean Langerud represents the Filipino Working Group in Oslo.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Standing Ovation for the Madz in Helsinki

The Philippine Madrigal Singers was given a standing ovation after a concert at the Helsingin Kenservatorion (Helsinki Conservatory) on 30 May 2007.

Put up by the Finnish-Filipino Association, headed by Tessie Ruutu, the evening performance was attended by the internationally reknowned Tapiola Choir, as well as the supportive Filipino community and local Finns.

Blog Added Feature: Video Exchange

As an added feature( and to make this site as accessible as possible under the nomadic circumstances of a traveling choir), we've put in videos of members of the Madz as they greet their friends and families back in the Philippines or elsewhere. Consequently, viewers to this site will be able to upload videos for the Madz members by attaching it to their emails and sending it to the address on the top-right hand side of this page (we will, however, edit the videos to our hearts content).

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