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It is said that among the arts, music has the most universal appeal and acceptance. The Filipino people are heirs to a musical legacy that embodies their collective consciousness, their hopes and dreams, their trials and triumphs, their aspirations for a better life. These are echoed in the songs they sing and in the instruments they play, which truly become a vital force in creating harmony among the culturally-diverse people like the Filipinos.



UMak Chorale with mayor Jojo Binay

University of Makati Chorale

Brief History of the University of Makati

The University of Makati is a public university locally-funded by the Makati City government originally established in 1972 (Mun. Res. No. 242, Ordinance No. 64) as the Makati Polytechnic College. In response to the growing demands for more curricular program offerings, the Polytechnic Community College was elevated to the status of a full-blown college in 1987 and was renamed Makati College.

On January 10, 1990, a merger with former Fort Andres Bonifacio College at Barangay West Rembo paved the way for the transformation of Makati College into a university. By virtue of Municipal Ordinance No. 433, Pamantasan ng Makati became a chartered University on December 19, 1991 under the administration of Mayor Jejomar C. Binay. On August 27, 2002, City Ordinance No. 2002-111 approved the change of the official name of Pamantasan ng Makati (PNM) to University of Makati (UMak) to give the school a sophisticated image towards global excellence.

As the premier university of Makati, it is serving an average of 11,000 students coming from the marginalized families in Makati and nearby cities.

Background of the University of Makati Chorale Madz Et Al

Formally organized in 2003, the University of Makati Chorale is the only school-based acapella vocal ensemble of the University and the City of Makati. Over the years, the Chorale has developed a reputation for its remarkable interpretation of vocal musical literature – from classical to contemporary, from gospel to standards, from kundiman to OPM. With an unbroken blend of male and female voices ranging from the first soprano to second bass, the group has already made a name not only for the University but for the City as well with its remarkable performances.

Today, the group has matured from merely a singing group, composed of indigent but musically-gifted youth, that aspired to provide entertainment to a group propelled by a mission to respond to the cultural aspirations of Makati as its ambassador of goodwill. With this challenge, coupled with its new vision to become world renowned singing ambassadors, they would like to responsively commit to make a difference - to bring more honors not only to the University, but most importantly, to the City of Makati.

In February 2007, the Chorale engaged the services of Prof. Elsie Z. Eranista, a BS-Music graduate, magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines, and an alumna of the Philippine Madrigal Singers (PMS) and a member of the PMS batch who won the Grand Prix in Europe chorale competition (1998), as choir conductor/trainer. As such, they have been undergoing rigorous training supervised by this world-famous singing group. In October 2007, the University of Makati Chorale was formally introduced as the newest member of Madz Et Al, a family of choir organization handled by the Philippine Madrigal Singers and now ready to embark in international choral competitions.

Some of the group’s outstanding achievements:

Grand Finalist - 1st Runner-Up- Magandang Tanghali Bayan’s “Minus-All, an acapella competition at ABS-CBN and
The Filipino Channel (TFC) (December 2003)

Winner - “Sama-samang Boses” – a Christmas Carol Chorale competition (December 2003) sponsored by
Mayor Sonny Belmonte of Quezon City

Regular Choir - Intercontinental Manila, Philippine Senate , and Intl. Relations Dept., Office of the Mayor

First & Third Runner-Up – “Paskong Himig 2007 sa Lungsod ng Pasig/”Paskong-Pasko sa Metro Manila 2007” - Department of Tourism-NCR (Dec. 12 and 13, 2007).
First Grand Champion – “Himig Pasko 2007” Acapella Challenge – Sunshine Media Network-DZAR (December 22, 2007)

Major Concerts

The “Colors of Worship 1 & 2” - a liturgical concert together with eight (8) best choral groups in Metro Manila held in April 2004 at the Philamlife Auditorium, UN Avenue, Manila.

The Rainbow Concert – with the country’s musical icons Jose Mari Chan and Rico J. Puno - May 2004.

Hands-On Choral Concert 2004, 2005 & 2006 – 200-voices choral concert (International Song Festival) under Choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio of the Philippine Madrigal Singers at the Cultural Center of the Philippines with 11 choral groups.

Sing Philippines (Madz Et Al 2007) – A Celebration of Filipino Choral Artistry – Philamlife Auditorium, May 4, 2007.

Goodwill Choral Concert & Recital with University of the East Chorale and Novo Concertante Manila - Main Theatre, University of Makati, Sept. 27, 2007.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Quitly Misterioso in this music sheet means, You must sung this piece with a misterious sound.


What do you think is this? This picture is portraiting a roll of music sheets with different titles, arranger and composer.


This is an antique music sheets tie together. This music role can include in one of the vintage in Music Museum.


This room is for all the music sheets. All the cabinets in this room are stocked with music sheets.


Did you watch the Passion of the Christ? if not, you need to watch this movie, because this movie will make your mind clear and effective for all the things in this world. you will realize the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Saturday, March 29, 2008


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Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Thank you for the Philippine Madrigal Singers for being an inspiration. Your success will be the pride of every filipino people.


This drawing is very simple but has a beautiful meaning. For me, the meaning of this is, if you sing together, unity will come in our life.

Coro De San Sebastian

Coro De San Sebastian is an international choir, a friend of University of Makati Chorale.
they are also under the supervison of Ms. Elsie Eranista.

Performance of University of Makati Chorale at the Hotel Intercontinental Manila during christmas season.

Goodwill Concert

Some of the Tenorn and Basses of University of Makati Chorale. This picture was taken during the 2007 Goodwill Concert in the University of Makati main theater.


An elegant costume of University of Makati Chorale. This was taken during the pictorial of the group.

Bel-Air Performance

University of Makati Chorale Performance at Bel-Air Makati. In this event, we sung Roses Panda, Yanni's Aria, and Deck the Hall.


A beautiful picture but not a beautiful reality taken by one of the members of Agham Theatre Company.
Caiapas is planning on how to captuer Jesus Christ. He said that Jesus Christ is not a really a king. He said that Jesus Christ is out of his mind.

Crucifying Jesus Christ in the cross is not a democratic way in our time today. After he gave all the beautiful things to us, he really deserve prais and love.


Poncius Pilate gave Jesus Christ a death sentence. Putting a crown thorns on his head.


Jesus Christ and his apostles encouraging other people to join him in his mission. The lady with the orange dress in the back is Maria Magdalene.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Caiapas and Judas

Mr. Mark Anthony Lontayao played for the role of Judas Escaroit. It was taken during the time that Judas betrayed Jesus Christ.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Poncius Pilate

Mr. Christian De Guzman, a member of the University of Makati Chorale played for the role of Poncius Pilate.


A beautiful dark color was taken by one of the member of University of Makati Chorale. The 12 apostles and other cast of sakdal.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


In this scene shows that Jesus Christ is calling for the help of his father. An angel came to his back and give him a word of encouragement to pursue the task that his father gave to him.

Jesus Christ

Mr. Erick Neri played for the role of Jesus Christ, A member of the University of Makati Chorale. In this scene, they are portraiting loneliness, because Caiapas will capture Jesus Christ..


Mr. Deo Briones played for the role of Judas. In this picture, Judas and Jesus christ is arguing about who is the traitor in his 12 apostle. Judas came up that he is the one.

King Herode

This scene is very uploaded to the audience. Mr John Ace Sevilla played for the role of King Herode. A member of the University of Makati Chorale. This was taken during Caiapas brought Jesus Christ to King Herode.


Mr. Vic Francis Guerrero played for the role of Caiapas, the one who is standing. Mr. Mhalko plays for the role of Dario, the right hand of caiapas. This picture was taken during Caiapas and his people having a conference.


In the Sakdal Musical play, Ms. Em-ce played for the role of Maria Magdalene. This picture was taken during the conversation of Pedro and Maria.

Sakdal- One of the Master Peice of Agham Theater Company and all the Cultural Organizations of University of Makati

Sakdal is a play based on the life of Jesus Christ. The artist of this musical play is the Agham Theater Company also known as ATC. Mr. Patrick Almaden is the main director of this musical play. The show is launch at the University of Makati Main Theater at the 6th floor Administration Building. Sakdal really deserved to earn achievments because for its serious efforts that all the artist exert from this event. The Event will not be successfull without the help of different organization in the University of Makati, like: UNIVERSITY OF MAKATI CHORALE- for the backround music, Art Navou- for the props, Amor Abailar Dancers- for the dance, Musician for peace, Kundiman- for the role of angel, Film Society and the Makati Collegian. The show have been launch in the date of March 3, 4 and 18, they are presenting 3 sets of the play every thay. Now, all the cultural organization in University of Makati is planning to launch a project that will be acclaimed not only in the University and Makati City, but also in the whole Nation.
Follow the Post for more details in the Sakdal Musical Play.

Friday, March 21, 2008


Philippine madrigal Singers, after recieving the award of the best chorale group in the world. Because European Grand Prix is A very prestige Chorale Competition in the world. Here in the Philippines, Philippine Madrigal Singers are organizing concerts every year. The participants in this events are the choirs that have titels MADZ ET AL, this title means Madrigal Singers and others. University of Makati Chorale is one of the MADZ ET AL. Before you own this title, your conductor must be a present member or alumni of the world renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers. Some Members of the Philippine madrigal Singers are also gudging in different chorale competitions in the country. Philippine Madrigal Singers organized in the campus of the University of the Philippines. It is composed of faculty members of College of Music, Students and Alumni of the said University. Philippine Madrigal Singers made history in the chorale world, because they are the only chorale group who won 2 times in the European Grand Prix, a chorale competition. The founder of this chorale group is Prof. Ofelia Andrea Veneracion. Ms. Veneracion are gudging in different chorale competition in the world. She proved to other country that Filipinos are very talented.


Photo of some member of the Philippine Madrigal Singers. Some of the Bass and Tenors. Some people say that no weak sections in the Philippine Madrigal Singers. Section is classify as Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass.


Philippine madrigal Singers, with thier friends and fans in Italy. This shot was taken after the 2007 European Grand Prix in Arrezo Italy. The conductor of the Philippine Madrigal Singers is Mr. Mark Anthony Carpio. The group is acclaimed as a World Renowned Chorale Group.


This award is called Polifonico Deumilasette. Philippine madrigal Singers Own this award during the 2007 European Grand Prix Held in the continent of europe, Arezzo Italy. The exact date of the event is August 27, 2007 up to September 1, 2007. Philippine madrigal Singers is the one and only Chorale Group who won 2nd time in the prestige chorale competition. Philippine madrigal Singers really offer thier talent and body for this award. They went to Europe and stay there for five months just for the preparation in the event. They held concerts and other activities in Europe for them to familiarized the place and the ambiance. The last time that they went to Arezzo Italy, Europe is in the year 1997, This is the year that they have won the 1st European Grand Prix Champion. Some of the members of the 1997 European Grand Prix is now an alimni of the Philippine madrigal Singers, and some of them are teaching in different University Choirs. One of them is Ms. Anna Tabita Abeleda Piquero, and Ms. Elsie Eranista. Ms Piquero is the choir master of the University of the East Chorale, a University who won 2nd time in the Busan Korea Chorale Competition. Ms. Eranista is the conductor of the Coro De San Sebastian and The University of Makati Chorale. Hopefully next event we will still hold the title.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


While Singing, Performance for the launching of the University of Makati Chorale in the University of Makati.
Singing, Magsimula Ka, Deck The Hall, Kasadya. This performance is during 2007 Christmas Season. This year, University of Makati Chorale is a partner of Agham Theater Company. Agham Theater Company is an organization who act in the stage, it means that their projects is all about musical play. Last March 3 and 4, the launch the local version of the Jesus Christ Superstar 1974. The event is very successful by the help of different organizations in University of Makati. The job of the University of makati Chorale in the event is they are the one who provide the recordings needed in the event. The recording is very awsome because that is the element that really make the crowd uploaded. Hopefully in the next project, University of Makati Chorale and the Agham Theater Company will collide more to do some big projects not only in the University of Makati, and also not only in the Makati City, But also in the whole country and also in different country. The succes of both organization is in hands of their members. The two organizations are planning to have different projects, but as of now it is under observation. But as promise, we will do this time a big project, to show in the world that we are best.


Pictorial After the Performance. Starting from the left, (Boys- Hans Austria-Bass, Luis Babila-Bass, Marc Austin Solita-Tenor, Mervin Martinez-Tenor, Eldridge Barwado-Bass, Arnold Arce-Contra Alto, Josh Rodriguez-Bass, Patrick Rabatan-Bass, Mark Lontayao-Bass, John Lew Riveta-Bass, Asst. Conductor, Andrei Salvador-Bass). (Girls- Charry Balboa-Soprano, Marion Matarong- Alto, Marjhie Solon-Soprano, Rebbeca Roque-Soprano, Rosalie Sevilla-Alto, Erlinda Cinco-Soprano, Deborah Ruth Tiamzon-Soprano). University of Makati Chorale 2007, a Grand Champion in the DZRH chorale competition, it is held at the SM Manila. 4th place in the Department of tourism chorale competiton in the christmas season. We also won 1st Prize in the paskong Himig sa Pasig, held last december at the Pasig Convention Center. Hopefully this year we are planning to compete in some asian countries that organizing a chorale competitions. University of makati CHorale held thier 2008 planning conference at Montalban Rizal. They takle all the performances lined to thier schedule. They also takle the new rules and regulations presented by the core group of the organization. As of now we are on the stage of recruiting of members. if interested just contact us in the following:
883-18-72 loc. 202
09294209886 look Marc Austin Solita- Head of External Affairs.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


University of Makati Chorale Before the performance night. Launching of new members and repertoir of the Chorale. Starting from left: Hans Austria, Andrei Salvador, Charry Mae Balboa, Marc Austin Solita, Rebbeca Roque, Eldridge Barwado, Marion Matarong, Mervin Martinez, Marjhie Solon, John Lew Riveta, Rosalie Sevilla, Mark Lontayao, Erlinda Cinco, Josh Rodriguez, Deborah Ruth Tiamzon, Arnold Arce, Patrick Rabatan. The semi circle formation started from the Philippine Madrigal Singers. They are singing in this position and they are singing with chairs. They are conducting thier concerts that they will stand. If they launch a concert probably thier position is seatted on the chairs. They are doing this because they have the guts because even that they are seatted they even won 2 times in the European Grand Prix, a chorale competition. see thier videos on you tube, look how the way they compete. And you can also see thier competitors how to exert effort to win in the European Grand Prix. But the philippine Madrigal Singers put the effort by sitting and sing with thier hearts. The final result of the competition, Philippine Madrigal Singers Won as a grand champion in that event. Hopefully they will continue to influence other chorale groups not only in the philippines but also in other countries.


Bass and Tenors of University of Makati Chorale. This shot was taken during the christmas season. The venue is at the University of makati..

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Performance at the Rizal memorial Stadium During the NAASCU Competition. Singing the National Anthem, Lupang Hinirang, and a doxology, Light of a Million Morning. In this event, the stadium is very uploded with the students and other big personality in our country. The school involved in this event are the, University of Makati Chorale, Centro Escolar University, University of Manila, University of Pasig, San Sebastian College Cavite and many more. University of Makati Chorale is one of the highlights in the NAASCU event. In the picture, you will see the following, The Choir-University of Makati Chorale. The Conductor-Ms. Elsie Eranista, and the flag bearer, the ROTC officer of the University of Makati. The first event in this opening ceremony is a basketball game. The team that compete is the University of Makati and the Centro Escolar University. But before the basketball game started, Senator Ed Angara and mayor Alfredo Lim give some message to the players and also to the students and teachers present in that event. As you see, there's a lot of audience in the 2007 NAASCU opening.

Coro De San Sebastian

With the Conductor of the world renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers, Mr. Mark Anthony Carpio.(the one with the black polo) Ms. Elsie Eranista, conductor of Coro de san sebastian and University of Makati Chorale,(the one with the blue dress) Ms. Marivic Llamas and Ms. Rina, Soprano member of the Philippine Madrigal Singers,(the one with a white and red dress). I am also an affiliate of Coro De San Sebastian. Coro De San Sebastian Earn a lot of achievments. They also participated in the 2006 Busan International Chorale Competition. They also won local awards whenever they are participating in the local competitions. Coro De San Sebastian is a church based chorale group in the San Sebastian College Recolletos. It founded by Ms. Elsie Eranista. Ms. Elsie Eranista is an alumni of the Philippine Madrigal Singers. She is the member of Madz 1997 who one the first European Grand Prix, a chorale competition. This picture is taken in the event of MADZ ET AL concert in PhilAm Life auditorium. The group sang Childs Prayer. Dayo Dayo Kupita, and Babae po Ako. This year they are planning for thier repertoir in the next MADZ ET AL concert.

Going to Monlaban Rizal for the 2008 planning.

University of Makati Pictorial, Green T-shirt.

University of Makati Chorale perfomance at the Cultural Center of the Philippines during the Cultural Center of the Philippines Chorale Workshop. University of Makati Chorale is a regular chorale group in the Cultural Center of the Philippines chorale workshop. This photo was taken by the photographer of the University of Makati. The one who's conducting is Mr. Renier Aguilar, the past conductor of the University of Makati Chorale. The regular month of the Cultural Center of the Phillipines chorale workshop is during October. Last October 2007 we participated again in this workshop. This is the time that we meet our new conductor, Ms. Elsie Eranista. She really trained us well in order to achieve our goals. She even take her time just to teach us. She said that if you believe in your self you will achieve all the goals and palns you want for the group. In that matter we didn'd give up the goals that we want to achieve.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Even Mr. Elephant is playing music.

Music is the light and the way for the unity in this world.

Some people told me that music is not thier forte.

I think if you eat this one, you can sing in a high C.

Music lover is in the town. He can't stop the music playing.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Another old sheet of music that has a g cleff and an f cleff.

An old musical Instrument but has a good sound if you play for it.

An old music sheet but has a good rythm and melody.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Even other country really appriciates music. Because in this matter we can be united. Not in our words but in the rythm and the message of the music.

Music is where we can express our feeling, wether it is classical, rock , pop, ballad, etc. we can express our feelings freely.