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July 31, 2015

Kammerchor Manila (KM) - A Commitment to Excellence in Choral Music, Friendship and Service to God

Kammerchor Manila (KM) is a church-based, self-supporting organization composed of passionate and active young professionals serving at the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish in West Triangle, Quezon City at the 11:00am Eucharistic Celebration every 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the month.
KM also sings at the 7:00pm anticipated Sunday service at the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord, SM Megamall every 1st Saturday of the month and at the 11:00am mass at the Chapel of Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, Mandaluyong City every 1st Sunday of the month

T h e  C h o i r

Since its humble beginning in 1992, Kammerchor Manila (KM) has evolved to be the one of the Philippines’ premier chamber choir that it is today by sharing its long tradition of excellent choral music and continued commitment of service to God.

Founded by one of the country’s music pedagogues and visionaries, Prof. Fidel G. Calalang Jr., KM was originally formed as a venue for former members of the world-renowned University of Santo Tomas Action Singers (now known as The UST Singers) to continue their passion for music. Through the years, its membership grew to accommodate everyone from all walks of life who wishes to share their talent and expertise while strengthening their ties with God.

With a vast repertoire of different musical disciplines and genres ranging from madrigals to unconventional contemporary music, from folkloric to modern OPM, from sacred music to pop, KM’s musical artistry and versatility have earned them local and international accolades and recognition bringing continuous pride to the country.

Currently under the musical tutelage of Mr. Anthony Go Villanueva, former assistant conductor and member of the       UST Singers, KM has engaged itself in music festivals, distinguished occasions and goodwill tours in Hong Kong, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Switzerland, Italy, the Vatican, and Czech Republic; and has participated in prestigious local and international choral competitions where they won the following awards:

Absolute Winner Award, Grand Prix competition round at the 42nd Festival of Songs in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The group also garnered gold medals with the highest points in the category rounds:
·         Superior Mixed Adult Choir (98 pts.)
·         Mixed Adult Choir (100 pts.)
·         Folklore Acapella (100 pts.)
·         Spiritual, Gospel and Pop (100 pts.)

4th place Grand Prix Competition, 2nd International Choral Competition – Ave Verum in Baden, Austria

3rd place, Chamber Choir Category at the 1st Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival in Manila, Philippines

3rd place, MBC National Choral Competition in Manila, Philippines

Participant, 6th World Choir Games in Shiaoxing, China
·         Silver Medal, Mixed Chamber Choir Category
·         Bronze Medal, Folklore Category

Participant, 2nd International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition in Linz, Austria
·         Gold Diploma, Mixed Choir Category
·         Silver Diploma, Sacred Music Category
·         Special Prize, Outstanding Interpretation of “Pamugun”

KM continues to share the gift of music through regular mass services, concerts and outreach programs.

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