THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) through its Cultural Exchange Department (CED) and the Andrea O. Veneracion Sing Philippines Foundation welcomed the newest members of the Sing Philippines Youth Choir Batch 4.

Out of the 103 applications received from all over the country, 59 aspirants made it to the final list. All applications were carefully evaluated by a pool of choral music experts led by Philippine Madrigal Singers choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio. From this latest batch of SPYC, 25 are from Luzon, 9 from Visayas, 14 from Mindanao, and 11 from the NCR. The complete list of names of the 59 successful applicants can be viewed in this link:…

A month-long virtual music camp is slated for SPYC batch 4 from July 6-30, 2021 and will culminate on July 31 with a special online performance which is anticipated to be a grand and uplifting virtual performance as it will also feature batches 1 to 3 in the SPYC mission song, composed by Ily Mathew Maniano with lyrics by Joey Vargas. To date, the SPYC batches 1-4 totals to 210 choristers from 110 provinces/local communities nationwide.

Though the world is still struggling to overcome and survive the pandemic, music and the arts continue to heal and inspire all people of all nations. With the vision of National Artist Andrea O. Veneracion, “a nation singing in harmony and united in songs,” the SPYC can surely contribute to making life during this precarious time more bearable and hopeful.

Source: Manila Bulletin (