Vox Angeli Children's Choir

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The Vox Angeli Children's Choir is a popular children's choir which originated from the Philippines. The choir is made up boys and girls ages 8 – 15, and it recently[ when? ] established a youth choir for ages 16 and above. The Choir is led by their Conductor, Sir Chris Borela, who is a member of the Madrigal singers, with assistant conductors Sir Jonathan Coo and Sir Sheen Sanchez.

Choir Ensemble of singers

A choir is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral music, in turn, is the music written specifically for such an ensemble to perform. Choirs may perform music from the classical music repertoire, which spans from the medieval era to the present, or popular music repertoire. Most choirs are led by a conductor, who leads the performances with arm and face gestures.

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Conducting directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures

Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert. It has been defined as "the art of directing the simultaneous performance of several players or singers by the use of gesture." The primary duties of the conductor are to interpret the score in a way which reflects the specific indications in that score, set the tempo, ensure correct entries by ensemble members, and "shape" the phrasing where appropriate. Conductors communicate with their musicians primarily through hand gestures, usually with the aid of a baton, and may use other gestures or signals such as eye contact. A conductor usually supplements their direction with verbal instructions to their musicians in rehearsal.


The Vox Angeli Children's Choir is known for being the champions in the Children's Choir category of the Hong Kong International Youth and Children's Choir Festival in 2008. At the same time, the Choir sang with superstar Jackie Chan and represented the Philippines for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics.

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Concerts and Competitions

Vox Angeli Children's Choir is known for being the champions in the Children's Choir category of the Hong Kong International Youth and Children's Choir Festival in 2008. [1] This Choir not only competes but it holds benefit concerts as well. They worked closely with the University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors chorale and The Angelos to make a concert: "One Voice" for the benefit of the church. [2] On September 23, 2011, the Choir had a concert entitled: "Bata ang bukas" which aimed to help the Silong Tanglaw Orphanage to stay up and running as they were close to shutting down. Recently, the Choir has been planning to join a competition in Vietnam, and setting a concert at the Music Museum.

University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors

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The Vox Angeli Children's Choir has been appearing in Shows like Umaga Kay Ganda [3] and on special occasions, on Channel 13 for the Program: "Seven Last Words". They have been invited to sing during St. Paul's Chorale Festival: "Look at the World", as well as in different malls all over the Philippines like Landmark, Trinoma, Shangri-La, and many more. They have been in TV program Bandila , for winning the Hong Kong International Youth Festival. [4]

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Year Award Competition Category
2007 1st Runner up Paskong Pinoy Children's Choir
2008 Gold C Hong Kong Youth and Children's Choir Festival Children's Choir
Silver B Hong Kong Youth and Children's Choir Festival Folklore
2009 1st Runner up Paskong Pinoy Children's Choir

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  1. Vox Angeli wins Hong Kong Competition, Retrieved November 6, 2011.
  2. Vox Angeli in TV Program Bandilla, Retrieved November 6, 2011
  3. Umaga Kay Ganda Appearance, Retrieved November 6, 2011
  4. Vox Angeli in TV Program Bandila, Retrieved, November 6, 2011