I had a rare opportunity to sit at the front row to watch The Philippine Madrigal Singers live last March 6 at SM Lanang Premier here in Davao City. They were here as part of their Goin’ For Gold Outreach Tour in line with their 50th Anniversary.
Back then, I could only hear and watch in the news that they have been doing stellar shows here and abroad, bringing accolades for the country. Watching them perform live is indeed a different story. Every song and every performance is sang flawlessly well. And boy, they were entertaining too! For those who think that classical and traditional music is bland and boring, well, think again.
Aside from their repertoire of Filipino novelty and traditional music, they also impressed the younger generation when they sang their version of a current local hit, “Pusong Bato” ( revived by the Kulaog band in 2012). They also made a cover of a funny song from my generation originally sang by the Smokey Mountain, entitled, Da Coconut Nut.
After finishing their national tour, they are slated go to the United States for a series of shows to last till late this year. This made me realize even more how lucky I am to be able to watch them sing. By the way, here are some of the pictures I took during the event.
You may also check out the video I took of their Da Coconut Nut performance. Forgive me for the shaky grip, though. **wink**
Learn more about the men and women of the Philippine Madrigal Singers by visiting their homepage: http://www.philippinemadrigalsingers.com/