2014 UP Alumni Association Distinguished Service Awards
June 21, 2014, University Theater
106th UP Foundation Day
June 18, 2014, Oblation Plaza
Book-launching of "The Colors of My Life" by Celia Diaz-Laurel
U.P. Executive House, June 18, 2014
RISE! Rebuilding from the Ruins
June 11, 2014, / Manila Cathedral Basilica
"Entrelacés, amis pour toujours"
April 10, 2014, Abelardo Hall Auditorium
2013 Ani Ng Dangal Awards for Music
March 8, 2013 | Cultural Center of the Philippines
ALIW Hall of Fame
Nov. 26, 2012 | Manila Hotel, Manila
2012 Who's Who in the Philippines
October 21, 2012
The UP Singing Ambassadors (UPSA) at the prestigious Arezzo competitions. It won two First Prizes - in the Romantic Period Music & Folklore Music Festival (which also determined the Prize of the Public) and 2nd Place in the Mixed Choirs Choirs Category. UPSA also qualified for the Grand Prix round together with choirs from Slovenia, Spain and Italy. The Grand Prize was given to APZ Tone Tomšič from Ljubljana, Slovenia. The UPSA won the Arezzo Grand Prize in 2001 and represented the Arezzo competitions in the 2002 European Grand Prize for Choral Singing also held in Arerzzo, Italy. Similarly, UPSA won the Public's Prize in 1992. Likewise, The Philippine Madrigal Singers was conferred the prestigious Guidoneum Award by the Fondazione Guido d'Arezzo. Together with The Estonian Girls TV Choir (Estonia) and Cantemus Children's Choir (Hungary), they werre cited for their artistic achievements and the contribution to the world of choral music. The Madz gave a gala concert for this occasion.
The UP Singing Ambassadors won 3rd Place in the Chamber Choirs Category of the recently concluded Bela Bartok International Choral Competition in Debrecen, Hungary! To cap it all off, our dearest Kuya Ed won the Special Prize for Excellent Conducting Performance!
One for the Archives:
"I thank you God for most this amazing day" by Eric Whitacre, performed by the Capella of Calvin College, Grand Rapids, USA under Dr. Joel Navarro and the University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors (UPSA) under Ed Manguiat, when both choirs were competing in the 37th Florilège Vocal de Tours in Tours, France, May 29-June 1, 2008