by Ms. Christine Marie Lim Magpile, LPT
The Novo Concertante Manila will hold a concert entitled “Novo at the Moment” on June 29, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music, UP Diliman. The Novo Concertante Manila is under the baton of choirmaster Prof. Arwin Quiñones Tan. Currently, the Novo Concertante Manila ranks third in the top 1,000 mixed choirs of the world by Interkultur, Germany.
Established in 1998, The Novo Concertante Manila was formed as a recital choir with members who love music and enjoy singing together. With their dedication, the choir earned in 2012 the grand prize under the mixed choir category at the First Xinghai Prize International Choir Championships in Guangzhou, China. In the 2012 Asia Cantate International Choral Competition held in Phuket. Thailand, the choir also won the grand prize and received the Voice of Asia Award.
In recognition of their achievements in the field of choral music, the choir is a four-time awardee of the Ani ng Dangal from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
For their mid-year concert this June, the Novo Concertante Manila will surely delight the audience with their rendition of classical pieces and famous song hits. Tickets are at PHP 350.00. For inquiries/reservations, please contact Marla at 0917-829-1987.
If you also want to hear the choir regularly, the Novo Concertante Manila sings every 12:00 noon at mass at the Christ the King Parish Church in Green Meadows, Quezon City.