Christmas is just around the corner. And as everyone is busy preparing for the holiday season, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Singers Alumni in America wishes to invite everyone to relax and enjoy as it presents “A Choral Christmas” – a two-night concert in celebration of the UST Singers 20th anniversary. The concert takes place on December 13, 2013 at the St. John Baptist de la Salle Parish (16555 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills, CA 91344) at 7pm and on December 14, 2013 at the First Baptist Church Pasadena (75 N Marengo Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101) at 7pm.
The concert will be a venue for the UST Singers alumni all over the world to come together and sing once again. UST Singers alumni all-over the world will harmonize together with the UST Singers Alumni in America who are based in Los Angeles and the Bay area. A truly special evening awaits everyone as they welcome alumni from the Philippines, Germany, Canada, and all-around the United States such as Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington. The very highlight of the event will be the participation of the UST Singers founder and conductor Prof. Fidel Gener Calalang Jr. as the concert conductor.
The UST Singers Alumni in America made its debut during the 1st Hollywood Choir Festival in Los Angeles, California in November 2006. From then on, the group has performed in numerous concerts in and around the United States including their participation in the 2008 Idaho International Choral Festival held in Pocatello, Idaho. Other performances include a concert at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brentwood, CA in December of 2010 and as the special guest chorus during the “Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) at the Cathedral” concert held at the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles, CA in January of 2011. Currently, the UST Singers Alumni in America is being directed by Allan Diona Sims; a fellow alumnus of the UST Singers base in Manila, Philippines.
“It is the alumni love and passion for choral music that’s binding us all together”, says Froilan Fulgencio, an alumnus of the group who is currently base in Los Angeles and acting as the lead event coordinator. “With each members extensive experience of singing and traveling in different continents, alumni of the group can’t help but to express their undeniable desire and longing to perform in front of an audience and so we are presenting this concert”, he continues.
Everyone is invited to the concert as the group sings classic English and Filipino Christmas tunes, popular English and Tagalog songs, and other international songs that will truly make the evening memorable. Tickets are priced at $20 and $25 and are available at the venue on the concert dates.