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.

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