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The internationally famous Philippine Madrigal Singers will hold a benefit concert on May 3, 2013 at the Basilica of St. Adalbert at 701 Fourth Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The West Michigan Asian American Association (WMAAA) will be hosting the concert, which will start at 7 p.m.

Minnie Morey, WMAAA president, said the staging of the concert will highlight WMAA’s celebration of the Asian Pacific Heritage Month (May).

Morey said the proceeds from the concert will benefit the St. Thomas Apostle church in Grand Rapids.

The Philippine Madrigal Singers, also known as MADZ, is one of the most awarded choral groups in the world.

The group under the baton of Mark Anthony A. Carpio has won major prizes in prestigious international choral competitions for decades. Because of its impressive track record and musical virtuosity, MADZ is now regarded as one of the best international choirs.

The group has a broad repertoire of styles and forms that include renaissance music, classical music, Filipino and international folksongs, opera, contemporary and avant-garde music. Also in its repertoire are popular Filipino and Broadway songs that will surely entertain the audience.

Morey said WMAA is accepting sponsorship of the event on the following levels: $1,000 diamond sponsor — 10 tickets, priority seating, full-page advertisement in program brochure; $500 ambassador sponsor – six tickets, priority seating, one-half page advertisement in program brochure; and $300 premier sponsor – four tickets, priority seating and name listed in program brochure.

People who wish to purchase individual tickets at $20 each are asked to send their checks to: WMAAA, P.O. Box 230432, Grand Rapids MI 49523.

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For further information, individuals or parties intending to attend the concert are urged to call WMAAA President Minnie Morey at 616-481-6194 or email her at [email protected]