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Kammerchor Manila c/o

Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish

Daily Mirror St., corner Bulletin St.,

West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines.

TORREVIEJA, SPAIN

63rd CERTAMEN INTERNACIONAL 

DE HABANERAS Y POLYFONIA

1st Prize

Habaneras

2nd Prize

Polyfonia

Kammerchor Manila took on the 63rd Certamen de Habanera y Polyfonia held on July 17 - 23 in Torrevieja, Spain as its third and final competition for the year of 2017. The group earned the first prize in the Habanera Category and the second prize in the Polyphony.

 

For the Habaneras Category, the group performed Marinero by Miguel Asins Arbo, Nina Merse by Federico Moreno Torroba and Manuel Tamayo, followed by the obligatory piece entitled Son Tus Ojos by Andrés Moreno and Ricardo Lafuente.

 

As for the Polyphony Category, they showcased Gloria by Hyowon Woo and Kaisa-isa Niyan by NIlo Alcala.

 

Take a look on the following participating choirs:

  1. Kammerchor Manila (Philippines)

  2. Chamber Choir Ozarenie of Moscow Music Society (Russia)

  3. Chór Akademicki Prof.Jana Szyrockiego (Poland)

  4. Voca Erudita Student Choir of Sebelas Maret University (Indonesia)

  5. Kirovograd Municipal Chamber Choir (Ukraine)

  6. The Novi Sad Chamber Choir (Serbia)

  7. Palawan State University Singers (Philippines)

  8. Gli Appassionati (Vigo, Spain)

  9. Youth Choir Kamer (Latvia)

  10. Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Indonesia Paragita (Indonesia)

  11. Coro Gaos (A Coruña, Spain)

  12. Cantoría de la Merced (Argentina)

1st Prize Habaneras

63rd Certamen Internacional De Habaneras Y Polifonia

Torrevieja, June 2017

2nd Prize Polyfonia

63rd Certamen Internacional De Habaneras Y Polifonia

Torrevieja, June 2017

FLORENCE, ITALY

Grand Prix

Winner

1st Leonardo Da Vinci

INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL

Audience

Special Prize

Best Male

Soloist

Kammerchor Manila also joined the 1st Leonardo Da Vinci International Choral Festival held on July 11 - 14, 2017 in Florence, Italy and became the Grad Prix Winner with three Gold Diplomas as the category winners of: ​

  • "Mixed Choir Category" | Gold Diploma Level III (96.25 points)

  • "Modern and Contemporary Music Category" | Gold Diploma Level III (97.81 points)

  • "Popular, Folk, Gospel, Barbershop, Jazz, Modern Ensembles Category" | Gold Diploma Level III (96.56 points)

The group was also awarded 2nd place in the "Sacred Music Category" | Gold Diploma Level III (95.94 points). ​

 

The festival kicked off with all the choirs singing their respective national anthems followed by a one song of their choice as sort of a meet and greet between all of the participants of the competition. In the following days, KM competed in four different categories: Mixed Choir; Sacred Music; Popular, Folk, Gospel, Barbershop Jazz and Modern Ensembles; and Modern and Contemporary Music. The group also performed in a series of friendship concerts held in different venues which featured the works of Leonardo da Vinci. ​

 

Apart from emerging as the overall winner, Kammerchor Manila also garnered the following awards and special prizes: "Best Male Soloist" to Rey John Regis as the tenor soloist of Let it Be Arranged by Ryan Cayabyab and the "Audience Prize" or the people choice award. The Replica of “La Battaglia di Anghiari” by Leonardo da Vinci was bestowed upon the group for winning the Grand Prix. ​

 

Among the songs they performed were “Kaisa-Isa Niyan” by Nilo Alcala and “Her Sacred Spirit Soars” by Eric Whitacre.

Mixed Choirs Category | Category Winner | Gold Diploma Level III

( 96.25 points ) 

1st Leonard Da Vinci International Choral Festival

Florence, Italy July 14, 2017

Modern Contemporary Category | Category Winner | Gold Diploma Level III

( 97.81 points )

1st Leonard Da Vinci International Choral Festival

Florence, Italy July 14, 2017

Folk Gospel Pop Category | Category Winner | Gold Diploma Level III

( 95.56 points) 

1st Leonard Da Vinci International Choral Festival

Florence, Italy July 14, 2017

Sacred Category | 2nd Place | Gold Diploma Level III

( 95.94 points) 

1st Leonard Da Vinci International Choral Festival

Florence, Italy July 14, 2017

Best Male Soloist | Special Prize

Rey John Regis 

1st Leonard Da Vinci International Choral Festival

Florence, Italy July 14, 2017

Audience Prize Award | Special Prize

1st Leonard Da Vinci International Choral Festival

Florence, Italy July 14, 2017

ROME, ITALY

8th MUSICA ETERNA ROMA

CATEGORY

WINNER

MIXED CHOIR

INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL & COMPETITION

Kammerchor Manila embarked on its first chorale competition for 2017: the "8th Musica Eterna Roma International Choir Festival and Competition", held on July 5 - 9, 2017 at the Santi Apostoli (Church of the Twelve Apostles) in Rome, Italy. The group became one of the five finalist who competed in the Grand Prix Round with 3 Gold Diplomas: ​

 

"Mixed Choirs Category" | Category Winner | Gold Diploma Level VI (25.59 points)

"Gospel and Spiritual Category" | Gold Diploma Level VII (26.83 points)

"Musica Sacra Category" | Gold Diploma Level V (25.43 points)

 

The group competed in the following categories: Mixed Choirs, Gospel and Spiritual, and Musica Sacra. Apart from competing, the group also performed in friendship concerts, had a coaching session by Mr. Gábor Hollerung, and sang in a private Eucharistic celebration Capella del Coro (Chapel of the Choir) inside St. Peter's Basilica.

Mixed Choirs Category Winner | Gold Diploma Level VI

Musica Eterna Roma

Rome, Italy July 9, 2017

Gospel and Spiritual Category | Gold Diploma Level VII 

Musica Eterna Roma

Rome, Italy July 9, 2017

Musica Sacra Category | Gold Diploma Level V 

Musica Eterna Roma

Rome, Italy July 9, 2017