The Choir was created in August 2004 to perform at a benefit dinner in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover. Since then, the Choir had sung at more than 70 events for companies, organizations, royalty, and most of all, for friends who have supported the Foundation.
The Virlanie Choir is composed of children and young adults from the different Virlanie Homes and the outreach urban poor communities - individuals who have shown an exceptional inclination and passion for music.
They are led and supervised by their Choirmaster and Musical Director, Ms. Ma. Lourdes Hermo, a well-acclaimed choirmaster who also directs the Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club and teaches as a professor in St. Scholastica’s College of Manila.
The Choir serves not only as Virlanie's musical ambassadors but also as a bridge between different cultures as they have learned to sing songs in Filipino, English and French languages, with their inspirational repertoire ranging from folk, religious to contemporary genres.
Singing is one of the ways in which our children can express their emotions and feelings. By performing in front of an audience, our children develop their self-esteem and assertiveness, and improve their confidence.
See below the dates of the upcoming tour in Europe!
|April 4-7||International Choir Festival of Montreux + 1 concert in Geneva - Switzerland|
|April 16||France, Bozel (73) - near Courchevel // Church St François de Sale, 8PM|
|April 17||France, Lyon (69) - Salle Paul Garcin, 8PM, mandatory RSVP to this link|
|April 19||France, Craponne-sur-Arzon (43) - Espace Grenette, 8PM|
|April 21||France, Fontenay-Le-Comte (85) - Church St Jean , 8PM|
|April 24||France, Nantes (44) - Basilic St-Nicolas - 8PM|
|April 26||France, Paris (75) - Church la Madeleine - 8:30PM|
|April 29||France, Lille (59) - Cathedral la Treille - 6:30PM|
|April 30- May 3||Belgium|
|May 4 - May 6||Voerde, Spellen - Germany|
|May 7||Forcelles-Saint-Gorgon - village Church - 8:30PM|
|May 10 - 13||International Choir Festival of Nancy, France (54)|
More than 25 gigs in the Philippines!
Served as child rights advocates during these three important events:
Check out the day-to-day adventures of the Masaya Choir on their 3rd European Spring Tour from May 5 to May 27, 2016. See highlights here: http://virlanie.org/news/article/2016ChoirTour/
In France :
- 20 days, 16 concerts. Click here if you want to know more about this big adventure.
- 16 private concerts (10 for companies, 3 for NGO, 2 for Virlanie and 1 wedding)
- 8 public concerts:
2013: Spring Tour of 20 days in France and Belgium
- Sang for French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and his wife Brigitte Ayrault during their visit in the Philippines.
- Selected as one of the Filipino choir representatives at the World Choral Day 2012.
- About fifty concerts included one on the second channel of Filipinos television ABS-CBN
- Performed at the 1000 Voice Christmas Concert at SMART Araneta Coliseum
- Did about 50 concerts the whole year
2010: Sang at the Sofitel Hotel in Manila for the 18th anniversary for the Virlanie Foundation.
2009: Performed for the families, in firms, in retirement homes and for the American Ambassador to Philippines, Ms Kristie Kenney for the Christmas party.
2008: Performed at the Music Festival Museo na Kabataan, at Virlanie’s Somebody Someday concert with Billy Crawford, at TV shows with Jessica Soja on GMA and with Korina Sanchez on ABS-CBN.
2006: Performed at the reception in honor of Andrea Casiraghi, member of the royal Monegasque family, on the Hotel Shrangri-La.
2005: Sang at the “Thank you” concert at the Intercontinental Hotel in Makati.
2004: Performed at the Benefit dinner in honor of Her Royal Highness Caroline of Hanover.
The angelic voices of the Virlanie choir will definitely delight guests at your event! The Masaya Choir will be pleased to sing during private or corporate events. For more details about our choir or to book them for an event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.