March 2013


The award-winning group UP Concert Chorus (UPCC/Korus) closes the UP Diliman Month with an intimate concert on March 1, 7 p.m. at the Bulwagan ng Dangal (BnD) at the Gonzalez Hall (Main Library) simply titled “UPCC@BnD.”

Korus returns to BnD three years after their “Pamamaalam” was held at the museum in 2010.  The group holds the distinction of being the very first of UP’s artists to hold a concert at the University Heritage Museum.

Korus was part of the ensemble cast that opened the UP Diliman Month through “Bongga,” a musical dance concert February 1 at the University Theater.

UPCC’s Artistic Director and Conductor, Prof. Janet Sabas-Aracama said “UPCC@BnD” is also entitled “KoreoKapella: Mga Awiting Pilipino na Pinagsamang Indayog, Simbuyo ng Damdamin at Koreograpiya,” an a capella of Filipino music blending with passion, groove and choreography.

Aracama said she conceptualized the repertoire to complement with the newly-acquired pieces largely donated by UP alumni for the University Art Collection. “It is a rare occasion to blend artworks and songs that are all-Filipino,” she said.

The Korus is set to perform “Gabaq-an” by Ruben Federizon, “Kruhay” by Beny Castillon, a Kinaray-a song that tells of the Bornean datus that settled in Antique, the Visayan folk song “Pasigin” as arranged by Eudenice Palaruan, the children’s song “Tuksuhan” arranged by Dr. Ramon Santos, the “Tong Song” about the scrumptious crab by Teresa Barrozo, a medley of Metropop songs as arranged by Eman de Leon, plus other well-loved Original Pilipino Music.

Admission to “UPCC@BnD” is free.—MDJ