Saringhimig Singers

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The Philippine Saringhimig Singers (magical wings of song) [1] are a Filipino American choir based in San Francisco, California. In the mid 1980s the choir was also known as the Camerata singers as they toured as a chamber choir throughout Europe

The choir's maestro, George Gemora Hernandez, formed Saringhimig Singers in 1974 at the University of the Philippines together with the other students from the College of Music. [2]

This is a list of the choir's activity and achievements:

2014 – present Reorganized, Series of Concerts

2008 -2010 Annual Christmas Concerts & Short Performances

2007 Concert Series

2006 Canadian Concert Tour [3]

2005 European Concert Tour

2004 European Concert Tour

2003 Mexico Concert Tour

1996 Germany Concert Tour

1994 Spain Concert Tour

1983 European & Northern American Tour

1981 European Tour

1980 European Concert Tour

1979 European Concert Tour

In 1980 Hernandez also conducted the Ave Maria Male Choral and received the First prize for the male choir category at the XXVIII Concorso Polifonico Internationale, Guido d’ Arezzo, Italy. He restarted the Saringhimig choir in 2002; in 2003 they were voted “Best Choir” in the World Choral Festival in Puebla, Mexico. They also won 4th place at the LLangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 2004, Third prize at Certamen de Habaneras y Polifonia in Torrevieja, Spain in 2005 and First prize and Second Prize at Kathaumiwx International Choral Competition in Powell River, BC, Canada in 2006. Between 2009-2014 the choir was on a hiatus but since late 2014 the choir is once again active. Their most recent engagement was a music festival during July 2016 in Loreto, Italy [4]

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References

  1. "Saringhimig to join int'l choral festival". Philippine Daily Inquirer. May 2003. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  2. Saha, Romina (2004). "Saringhimig Singers: Voices with wings". Philippine Daily Inquirer . Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  3. "International Choral Kathaumixw". www.kathaumixw.org. Retrieved Mar 21, 2020.
  4. "RASSEGNA INTERNAZIONALE MUSICA SACRA "VIRGO LAURETANA" – LORETO – AN" . Retrieved Mar 21, 2020.