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The Madz also thanked everyone for the support, “Para sa bayan, sa iyo Ma’am OA at sa ating Panginoon”.

Ma’am OA is referred to as the late Andrea O. Veneracion, the founder of the the country’s finest choir in 1963.

The choir is currently on tour in Europe and the Middle East with Mark Anthony A. Carpio, their choirmaster.

The Madrigal Singers is a resident company of CCP and is composed of students, faculty, and alumni from the different colleges of the University of the Philippines (UP).

According to its website, the Madz is described as “one of the world’s most awarded” having consistently one all the top prizes in most of the world’s prestigious choral competitions, since its establishment.

It is also one of the most popular choirs in Asia for winning various awards including the grandprize in the European Choral Grand Priz in Choral Singing in Tours, France in 1997. They also won the grand prize or the Grand Prix de la Ville de Tours at the Florilege de Tours choral competition in France in July 2006.

Some of the prizes they have brought home were won in Arezzo and Gorizia in Italy, also in Marktoberdorf in Germany, Spittal in Austria, Neuchatel in Switzerland, Tours in France, Vrna in Bulgaria, Debrecen in Hungary, Catonigros, Tolosa and Terrevieja in Spain.

Other awards include United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as Artists for Peace in 2009, Guidoneum Award in 2010, The Brand Laureate Premier Award in 2012.

Other awards include UNESCO as Artists for Peace in 2009, Guidoneum Award in 2010, and The Brand Laureate Premier Award in 2012.

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