We would like to greet the happiest birthday to the man who greatly shaped contemporary Filipino music through his melodies and lyrics, composing and arranging songs that encapsulate emotions that only music can bring out, the man whose name is almost synonymous with OPM: Mr. Ryan Cayabyab, National Artist for Music! Truly, we can all proudly say “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika!”We look forward to working closely with him for Musica FEUROPA 12!
“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful poetic things to the heart.” – Pablo CasalsMusica FEUROPA’s 12th run would have happened today! The country’s best choirs would have battled for the grand prize of PhP100,000! Due to the pandemic, we were forced to forego this year’s competition. Musica FEUROPA lives on in the music and harmony made by the groups who have shared their music in this competition.One such group is the two-time grand champion of Musica FEUROPA, the UPLB Choral Ensemble, who took the crown in 2010, 2011, and 2014. The group has since taken the choral world by storm with their harmony and talent. In 2019, the group won 1st place in the 16th International Chamber Choir Competition Maktoberdorf in Germany and won the 1st Asia Choral Grand Prix. Looking back, here is the winning performance of the UPLB Choral Ensemble in the 2nd European Union Choral Competition in 2010.Join us for Musica FEUropa 12 from May 21 to 23, 2021.#MusicHarmonyLegacy
Today, we are one with the European Union as they celebrate Europe Day, a day to commemorate peace and unity in Europe. From the Schuman Declaration that sought out political cooperation within these countries that ushered in a new era of peace from years of war, the EU is now an institution heralding unity not just in Europe, but globally as well.During this pandemic crisis, let us be reminded of the EU values of upholding human dignity, equal rights for all citizens, and ensuring that human rights is for everyone.In line with this celebration, here is the performance of the EU Hymn aka Sing With All The Sons of Glory, with the melody from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 performed by the Musica FEUROPA 8 grand finalists.Happy 70th Europe Day!https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/eu-in-brief_enhttps://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/symbols/europe-day_en