The Philippine Madrigal Singers (Madz), one of the top live-performing groups in the world, will finally show up on stage once again for fans in Michigan.
Madz will stage a concert in the evening of Sept. 16, 2017 in the St. Robert of Newminster parish church at 6477 Ada Drive SE, Ada, Michigan. The show will start at 6:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Mark Anthony Carpio, the Madz singers are UNESCO Artists for Peace, “putting fame and influence at the service of UNESCO’s ideals and efforts to promote cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace.”
Minnie Morey, one of the concert organizers, said that the Madz is one of the most awarded choral groups in the world, having consistently won top prizes in major choral competitions.
Morey said Madz holds the distinction of being the first choir in the world to win twice the prestigious European Grand Prix for Choral Singing. It chalked up this feat in 1997 and 2007.
Once again, the Madz will compete in the European Grand Prix in Tolosa, Spain in November this year, hoping for a possible third win.
The group sings in a distinctive seated semicircle without a conductor and performs a virtuosic repertoire with a particular focus on Filipino choral works, Morey also said.
Proceeds of the concert will benefit the underserved Asian communities in West Michigan and the San Juan Diego Academy.
Ticket prices are $20, general admission; and $40, front-row seats.
For ticket inquiries and reservations, individuals and parties intending to watch the concert are asked to call Minnie Morey at (616) 481-6194 or email at [email protected] or the St. Robert of Newminster parish office at (616) 676-9111 or email at [email protected]