Invitational Concert Ⅱ
Eastern Chamber Singers
The Eastern Chamber Singers has serenaded audiences as members of the University of the East Chorale from 1999 to 2016. As alumni of the university, they aim to continue the long standing musical tradition of the University of the East even after graduating. Under the tutelage of Anna Abeleda Piquero, the former University of the East choral group members garnered several awards and accolades from chorale festivals and competitions around the world, earning them the distinction as one of the finest choral groups in Asia.
During their time as University of the East Chorale, they performed under a mission of sending peace and love through music. Their stint performing together were filled with several memorable performances around the globe such as the: the 51st Guido d’ Arezzo Concurso Polifonico in Arezzo, Italy, the 47th Concorso Internazionale di Canto Corale Seghizzi in Gorizia, Austria, the 40th International Chorwettbewerb in Spittal, Switzerland, the Festival Choral International de Neuchatel 2008 and the 12th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf in Germany. Exhibiting a perfect blend of charm and talent, the group left their mark in the international audience with their melodic renditions of pop hits and stirring performance of classical pieces. One of their biggest accomplishments was winning the Gold Medal and Grand Prix at the Busan International Choral Competition in 2006 and 2007.
As members of the now Eastern Chamber Singers still led by Anna Abeleda Piquero, the group has appeared on a series of impressive performances. Without missing a beat, they were invited to perform at the Cultural Center of the Philippines 34th Concert Season to sing Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016. The Eastern Chamber Singers were also invited as a guest choir at the Symposium on Church Choral Music 2016 organized by Bandung Choral Society in Indonesia.
The original plan of the group this 2020 was to hold a reunion concert celebrating its 20th anniversary under Anna Abeleda Piquero’s tutelage. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the group will instead gather its members from all over the world to perform virtually. True to its vision as ambassadors of goodwill, The Eastern Chamber Singers vows to continue their mission of spreading peace and love through singing—global pandemic or not, the music goes on.