The Supreme Court Choir of the Supreme Court of the Philippines is a choir in the Philippines. Its songs include hymns, folk songs, original Pilipino music, standards, and madrigals.
The musical director is Eduardo R. Nepomuceno, an alumnus of the Philippine Madrigals and a music arranger.
Public performances have brought the choir to venues such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Paco Park, universities, hotels and sites outside Manila. The choir performs for the Madz, and at Marian Festival concerts sponsored by the Philippine Madrigal Singers. The singers gave performances during the Centennial Celebrations of the Supreme Court in 2001, including performing with a full orchestra at the CCP.
A highlight in the choir’s history was its participation in the impeachment trial of former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada at the Senate in January 2001.
The choir has made four CD recordings. The first was produced under the auspices of the Philippine National Volunteers Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), headed by Mrs. Virginia P. Davide in 2001. This was followed by a CD recording of the Supreme Court Hymn and other hymns as part of the court’s centennial activities. The choir produced its own CD with a live recording of its performance in the June 9, 2004 cultural presentation Handog…Himig at Musika at the Philam Life Theater. The latest CD recording features the favorite songs of the Chief Justice and Mrs. Artemio V. Panganiban.
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Music of the Philippines include musical performance arts in the Philippines or by Filipinos composed in various genres and styles. The compositions are often a mixture of different Asian, Spanish, Latin American, American, and indigenous influences.
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