After two years of holding virtual Christmas concerts, the University of the Philippines Manila Chorale (UPMC), co-presented by Robinsons Malls, will be holding its first in-person concert: Gumising, this December 8, 8:00 PM, at the Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Malate, Manila.
The concert will feature well-loved Christmas hymns and carols composed by Victoria, Rutter, Pacis, Abeleda, Alcala, Borela, and many more musicians from the local and international choral scene.
Regular tickets are sold for only PHP 320, while discounted tickets for students, senior citizens, and PWDs are available for only PHP 250. For inquiries and ticket reservations, you may send a message through the UP Manila Chorale Facebook page or contact Nikki at 0920 192 8545 or Reinard at 0945 255 6280.
The UP Manila Chorale is the multi-awarded official performing group for choral music of the University of the Philippines Manila, presently led by its music director, Mr. John Steven Verrosa.
In 2020, the UPMC held its first virtual Christmas concert in light of the pandemic. Titled Dose: Iba’t Ibang Mukha ng Paskong Pilipino, UPMC held a fundraiser in the form of a concert for the benefit of typhoon victims. In the following year, with the pandemic protocols still in place, UPMC held its second virtual Christmas concert, titled A Spotless Rose.
Through these and many others, the group aims to embody and represent the University locally and internationally through the art of choral music, serving as ambassadors of cultural goodwill by being the “Voice of UP Manila to the World”.