December 29 Kuya Ed was conferred the Outstanding Alumnus for 2012, given by his highschool alma mater, The Mabini Academy | Lipa City, Batangas
December 29 UPSA alumna Mildred Anoso (UPSA '02) weds Jayvi Eballa | Lucena City
December 21 UP Concert Chorus 50th Anniversary Gala Concert. Kuya Ed conducts the Korus Batch '78 | UP Film Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City
December 18 WorldBex's "World Bazaar Festival" | World Trade Center, Pasay City
December 16 UPSA Thanksgiving Party | The Atrium, College of Arts and Letters, U.P. Diliman, QC
December 15 WorldBex's "World Bazaar Festival" | World Trade Center, Pasay City
December14 UNILAB Retirees Party December 13 UPSA participates at the UP Annual December Celebrations performing Händel’s Messiah. Messiah boasts of more than a hundred voices, with the University’s award-winning vocal performers participating namely: Mark Anthony Carpio (counter tenor), Mia Ariana Tanciongo (soprano),
Ervin Lumauag (tenor), Michael Bulaong (baritone), UP Madrigal Singers,
UP Concert Chorus, UP Singing Ambassadors and the UP Cherubim and
Seraphim. Equally recognized UP ARCO and the UP Orchestraaccompanied the vocal performances. Prof. Alegria Ferrer directed the program with
Prof. Janet Sabas-Aracama as choral master and Prof. Edna Marcil M.
Martinez as orchestra master. Messiah 2012 is under the auspices of the Office of the Chancellor in partnership with the College of Music. In charge of production is the the University Theater, and sponsored by the UPD Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts | UP Theatre, UP Diliman, Quezon City
December 12 Hyundai's "Sandaang Tinig Ng Pasko" With Mr. Cayabyab on the piano, the choral, composed of choral groups Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club, UP Singing Ambassadors, UST Singers, UE Chorale, and Mass Appeal, sang proudly original Filipino carols. The afternoon Christmas celebration with the 40-strong Hyundai dealer network was made even more special with a performance by internationally-awarded recording artist, Jed Madela Hotel Sofitel
December 10 UPSA was guest choir at the UP Awitan, a choral contest for UP organizations. UPSA Assistant ConductorMelvic Cano was adjudicator together with Malou Hermo (Atebeo Glee Club) and Emmanuel de leon, Jr. (UP Concert Chorus) | Crossroads, Quezon City
December 8 "A Symphony of Faith, Hope and Love", a fundraising concert for the benefit of various parishes in Sta. Rosa. Organized by UPSA friend Fr. Noel Magtaas. Guest performers were Ms. Pilita Corales, Ms. Jackie Lou Blanco and UPSA | M Cinema 4, SM City , Sta Rosa, Laguna
December 7 UPSA performed at the Araw Values Awards 2012 | Dolphy Theater, ABS-CBN Compound, Quezon City The Araw Values Awards is a prestigious award that not only recognizes the craftmanship and production values among advertising materials, but also the values it reflects particularly the seven Araw Cornerstone Values. Winners are selected by a panel of jurors composed of members of the Advertising Board, ASC, and Ad Foundation; respected foundations and non-profit organizations; the academe; and select government and international agencies and institutions.
December 2 "Hello Kitty, Christmas at the North" | SM The Block, North Avenue, Quezon City
November 26 UPSA elevated to the Hall of Fame for Best Choral Group in the 25th ALIW Awards. Aliw Awards honored once again the best of the best among local actors, singers, musicians, stand-up comedians, dancers, concert producers, directors and other distinguished individuals of the performing arts. Danny Dolor, Jose Mari Chan, UP Concert Chorus and Imelda Papin are this year’s recipients for the Lifetime Achievement Award. For its Hall of Fame category, the recipients are the UP Singing Ambassadors and the Quezon City Performing Arts. | Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel.
November 23 National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NMCYA) National Finals | Main Theatre, CCP The adjudicators for Choir Category: Mark Carpio (Phil. Madrigal Singers) | Ed Manguiat (UP Singing Ambassadors) | Fidel Calalang (UST Singers) | Dr. Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng (Asst. Professor UP College of Music)
November 22 UPSA serenades the residents of Kalayaan Residence Hall, a dormitory for freshmen.
November 21 Braveheart Foundation’s Heroes Ball. Bravehearts Coalition is a non-profit organization initially
led by the Cervical Cancer Prevention Network (CECAP) and the Cancer Institute
Foundation (CIF), UP-PGH. The Coalition is dedicated to raising awareness on
cervical cancer prevention through Awareness, Screening and Vaccination or ASV. Abigaile Arenas-deLeon, its current President is a friend of UPSA | Garden Ballroom, EDSA Shangri-la, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
November 17 ~UP Alumni Association Homecoming | Bahay Ng Alumni, UP, Diliman ~ Launching of the new SM South Mall Experience & The Royal Christmas | SM South Mall, Las Pinas City
November 16-19 PCDA Mindanao Conference 2012 | Capitol University, Cagayan De Oro City Topics: Introduction of New Scores | Composing and Arranging | Voice Building | Ear Training | Children's Choir Track | PCDA General Assembly | A Choral Celebration | The Choral Plaza Speakers: Nilo Alcala | Christopher G. Borela | Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng | Joy T. Nilo | Maria Theresa Vizconde-Roldan | Onyl O. Torres | Jonathan M. Velasco
November 11 Tree Lighting Ceremony, SM MOA Atrium | SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
November 10-11 UPSA Outreach Choral Workshop with South City Homes parish choirs c/o Fr. Noel Magtaas | Binan, Laguna
October 21 UPSA is recognized as Best Choral Group, 2012 Who's Who in the Philippines | AFP Theatre, Camp Aguinaldo, QC
October 8 Iloilo City UPSA was invited for a short visit one afternoon to the Philippine Science High School Western Visayas Campus (PSHS-WV), one of the campuses of the Philippine Science High School System, located at Brgy. Bito-on, Jaro, Iloilo. Established in 1993, the school admits and grants scholarships to students who are gifted in science and mathematics.
October 7 A sidetrip to Mambukal was predestined because of the good reviews about the hot sulfur springs known for its therapeutic treatment. The Mambukal Resort, developed in 1927 by a Japanese architect Kokichi Paul Ishiwata, lies 1,200 feet or about 366 meters above sea level and serves as a gateway to Mount Kanlaon, one of the country's most active volcanoes. The place is overrated in some aspects but the whole area has a potential of a first-rate resort under a right management. Don't expect luxury during the stay.
October 6 A quick stopover at the The Ruins, an old mansion located in Talisay City. A known tourist attraction, it dates back to the 1900's built by the sugar baron, Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson for his first wife, Maria Braga, a Portuguese from Macau. It was burned down in World War II to prevent the Japanese from using it. It was opened to the public by descendants of the original owner and is listed among the World's 12 Most Fascinating Ruins. Next stop was Calea, a household name cake shop in Bacolod because of its awesome selections of quality cakes and delectable pastries. It's a nice place to go for those afternoon coffee and snack, and a fine venue for discrete business meetings.
October 6 UPSA alumnae Edna Desabelle weds Ramon Manglallan, Jr. | Pueblo Rosario, Bacolod City | Reception at Nature's Village Resort, Talisay City
October 3 "Isang Pasasalamat" UPSA Homecoming Concert | Philamlife Auditorium, UN Avenue, Manila
September 30 Composer Nilo Alcala presented the guidelines, details and instructions for his new work commissioned by UPSA. Also present at the discourse was composer JohnPamintuan | The Atrium, New CAL Bldg. UP Diliman
September 28 Concert at Assumption College-Antipolo | Antipolo City, Rizal
September 14 NCCA Anniversary
September 12 Arrival at Ninoy Aquino Int'l. Airport
13 JULY-11 SEPTEMBER 8th EUROPEAN COMPETITION and CONCERT TOUR (under construction)
July 12 Departure for Stuttgart, GERMANY for UPSA’s 8th European Competition and Concert Tour Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1, Pasay City
July 8 "Quam Optime" UPSA Farewell Concert, the final concert | Philamlife Auditorium, UN Ave., Manila
July 5 "Quam Optime" UPSA Farewell Concert, the 4th concert | Abelardo Auditorium, UP College of Music
June 30 "Quam Optime" UPSA Farewell Concert, the 3rd series. Also seen in the audience was National Artist in Sculpture Napoleon Abueva | GT-Toyota Auditorium, UP Diliman, Quezon City
June 25 "Quam Optime", the 2nd concert for UPSA's International Tour Concert | New Era University, Diliman
June 24 Photoshoot at Adphoto, courtesy of UPSA friends John & Harvey Chua & Kathy & John Grimme. Kathy and John also presented a generous sum as their donation to UPSA's 2012 International Tour.
June 23 "A Night of Music", a fundraising concert for the UP College of Home Economics Guest artists: Kitchy Valdellon-Molina, former UP Chancellor Gerry Cao and Agot Espino | GT- Toyota Auditorium, UP Diliman
June 22 U.P. Alumni Council
Meeting | Luciano E. Salazar
Hall, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, U.P.
Diliman, - with UP President Alfredo Pascual, Amb. Delia Albert and UPSA alumnae Germaine Angeles-Reyes.
June 22 Amb. Philippe and Señorita Edna's 44th Wedding Anniversary | Lhuillier Foundation Bldg., Makati
June 21 "Quam Optime", the first in a series of concerts for UPSA's International Tour | Music Museum, Greenhills
June 20 UP Alumni Association meeting of heads of colleges | UP Executive House, UP Diliman, Quezon City
June 18 Philamlife's 65th Annual Thanksgiving, Philamlife Auditorium, UN Ave., Manila
June 18 Courtesy call and introduction of UPSA to new UP Diliman Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma | Quezon Hall
June 17 Parents' Meeting prior to European Tour 2012 | New CAL Bldg. UP Diliman
June 13 Freshman Orientation | UP Theatre, UP Diliman
June 12 "Songs of Freedom", Resorts World Manila's 114th Philippine Independence Day Celebrations , The Plaza, Newport Mall, Pasay City
June 9 "Quam Optime" UPSA Farewell Concert | Bahay Ng Alumni, UP Diliman
June 3 Conducting
Recital of UPSA Alumnus Jonathan
Nolasco, St Paul’s University of Manila, Pedro Gil St, Ermita, Manila
May 12 Advance Freshman Parents' Orientation
May 10 Advance Freshman Orientation | UP College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD)
May 8 Interment of artist Anita Magssaysay-Ho | Sanctuario de San Antonio, Forbes park, Makati
May 5 Robert Delgado Choral Festival | Philamlife Auditorium, UN Ave., Manila
April 29 Workshop on voice with Ms. Kitchy Valdellon-Molina | Atrium, New CAL Bldg., UP Diliman
April 20 ~ UP College of Home Economiccs (UPCHE) Commencement Exercises | UP Film Center, UP Diliman
~UP College of Arts and Letters (CAL) Commencement Exercises. Former UPSA President Madeleinne Denopra graduated with an English Studies degree | UP Film Center
April 10 Tribute to newsman Angelo Castro | Dolphy Auditorium, ABS-CBN Compund, Quezon City
March 31 Some members of UPSA/KCC batches '80- '95 visits Kuya Ed at the rehearsal : Rhei Javier, Joffe & May Almoro, Teresa de Guzman, Analie Esperanza-Margen, Eliza MAndoza, Bien Goyagoy, Neil Rumbaoa, Miguel Capistrano, Karen Geslani | UP Faculty Center
March 27 State Visit of Amir of the State of KuwaitSheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah | Global Gateway Logistics City, Clark, Pampanga
March 22 UPSA friend and benefactor Tito Mon Abad's birthday
March 17 Centennial Celebration of the U.P. ROTC | Quezon Hall, UP Diliman
March 16 Choral Conducting Recital of Bro. Ernesto Galamay, Jr., | CEM Auditorium, INC Central
March 15 Rehearsal for the U.P. ROTC Centennial | Quezon Hall, UP Diliman
March 11 Dinner with Tita Celia & Tito Nelson Andres (Charleroi, Belgium) | Gilligan's, Makati Avenue
March 6 Birthday treat for Kuya Ed from the SGV Chorale, SGV Makati.
March 5 INC Sanctuary Choir revels with Kuya Ed with a surprise party | NEU, Central Ave.
March 4 Advanced birthday celebration for Kuya Ed | Atrium, New CAL Bldg.
March 3 UP Concert Chorus Farewell Concert | UP Theatre
March 3 University of Batangas Chorale visits UPSA | UP Faculty Center
March 2 performing for Japanese UP students | Rizal Hall, UP Faculty Center
March 1 Tribute to retiring Prof. Maranan | Rizal Hall, UP Faculty Center
February 13 Wedding of Dennis Genarao, UPSA host in Frankfurt, Germany | Shangri-la, Makati
February 12 Dinner with visiting alumna Bernadette Bacquian(second from left) (Qatar Airways, Doha, Qatar) | Shakey's Matalino St., Diliman
February 11 Ateneum 22nd Foundation Anniversary Concert | Silang, Cavite
January 20 Interment of UPSA friend Alex Yap
January 17 Italian university visitors listen to UPSA render some Italian musical numbers | UP Bahay ng Alumni
January 15 Compowser John Pamintuan visits UPSA
January 14 Concert of visiting Calvin Choir (Joel Navarro), Ateneo Chamber Choir (Jonathan Velasco), & Ateneo College Glee Club (Malou Hermo) | Church of the Gesu, Ateneo University campus, Katipunan Ave.
January 14 Preliminary meeting for the 2012 European Tour, Spaghetti House, TechnoHub, Diliman, QC
January 5 UPSA Dekada '80 Reunion | Ortigas Center
January 5 Cuenca- Wedding, Tagaytay
January 4 UPSA President Luigi Teola's birthday | Atrium, CAL