File photo courtesy of the UPCC facebook page.
(July 23)—The UP Concert Chorus under Prof. Janet Aracama won big in the 30th Festival Cantonigros in Catalonia, Spain, bagging the 1st Prize in the Folk Category, besting 14 other international choirs. At the same time they nabbed the 2nd Prize in the Mixed Category against nine other choirs.
According to its website (http://www.fimc.es/), the festival began in 1983 and “has been sponsored by the most important Public Institutions and Private Entities alike and has a large number of collaborators, managers, organisations and associations assisting.”
Winners were given cash prizes and trophies. A video recording of the first-prize win can be found here.—AKR