The Philippine Madrigal Singers was organized in 1963 by National Artist Professor Andrea O. Veneracion. The choir is one of the world's most awarded, having consistently won all the top prizes in most of the world's prestigious choral competitions.
Now with the direction of Mark Anthony Carpio, the ensemble continues to perform a wide repertoire of various styles and forms: Renaissance music, Classical music, Filipino and International folksongs, contemporary and Avant-garde music, Opera and even popular music. Their specialization and focus on the madrigal idiom has inspired their unique set-up of singing while seated in a semi-circle, without a conductor.
"YOU, the audience, are the other half of our circle."
-Prof. Andrea O. Veneracion
Last November, the MADZ SCHOLA CANTORUM had its debut performance during the Madz Et Al Choral Festival, under conductor Mark Anthony Carpio. Here are the 20 scholars of the MADZ Pay It Forward Program singing "Look At The World" by John Rutter.