Winnipeg Arts Council

Philippine Madrigal Singers: Choral Workshop

Manitoba Choral Association and Musica Singers are pleased to host an exciting choral workshop with the Philippine Madrigal Singers (aka The Madz) when they come to Winnipeg in May!

Join us on Tuesday, May 7 at Maples Collegiate Commons (#234 -1330 Jefferson Ave, Winnipeg) at 7:00pm for an evening of singing with The Madz. Singers will have the opportunity to work with Choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio and sing with The Madz in a reading session where they will learn more about Filipino language and culture. Both individual singers and choirs will have the chance to learn from one of the most awarded choral groups in the world!

Singers of all ages are welcome.



For more than fifty years, the University of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, or Madz as they are fondly called, have earned accolades all over the world. They have consistently won top prizes in most of the world’s prestigious choral competitions including the Grand Prix in the 2016 Concurso Internazionale di Guido d' Arezzo (in Arezzo, Italy) and is the first choir in the world to win the formidable European Grand Prix for Choral Singing twice (1997 and 2007). National Artist for Music Professor Andrea O. Veneracion, who founded the group in 1963, introduced world-class Filipino choral artistry to the world as the University of the Philippine Madrigal Singers triumphed in festivals and concerts all over the world. Recognized by the UNESCO as Artists for Peace, The Philippine Madrigal Singers, now led by designated successor Mark Anthony Carpio, exemplify how choral music can be socially impactful and transformative. The group's virtuosity across a vast repertoire range, its continuing promotion of Filipino choral works, and the rousing and deeply emotional impact that each performance has on all audiences the world over as they sing in the distinctive set-up of sitting in a semi-circle without a conductor, has established their reputation as a pioneering force in choral music and an inspirational role model for other choirs. Through their performances and programs, they continue to inspire and nurture future generations of conductors and choral singers worldwide, touching hearts and souls along the way.