We are the University of the Philippines Medicine Choir (UP MedChoir), the official choir of the UP College of Medicine. We are composed of academically competent medical students with a common passion for music. We believe that to be a good physician, it is important to have the ability to connect with people, and what better way to achieve that than through music. Hence, we uphold our organization’s driving principle, Healing Through Music, with much regard.
In line with that, the chorale has participated in various local and international choral festivals and competitions to share and to further hone our passion for music. With our hard work in juggling our medical schooling with rehearsals and dedication to our craft, we have garnered several accolades such as in Orientale Concentus VIII in Singapore where we won a Silver Grade II Diploma last 2015, and in the 5th Florence International Choir Mixed Festival in Florence Italy where we won First Prize in Mixed Choir Category and Third Prize in Sacred Choir Category last 2016. With this, the UP MedChoir was awarded the Ani ng Dangal award by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts last February 2017.
This year, the choir once again aims to embark another journey in pursuit of excellence in choral music as it will be representing the Philippines in the 7th Bali International Choir Festival this coming July 24 to 28, 2018 in Indonesia. You may check the details of the event through this link: https://issuu.com/bandungchoral/docs/bicf7_2018_-_buku_panduan___english/2ff=true&e=24176554/54307702.
In this year’s festival, numerous choral groups from 10 participating countries alongside 21 provinces in Indonesia will compete under various categories to showcase their talents. UP Medicine Choir is proud to be among the competing choir under the Musica Sacra and Mixed Youth Choir categories.
However, we recognize that realizing this goal will not be of without much preparation and expenses. Hence, this endeavor will not be possible without your valued support. Any form of financial contributions would also be most welcome. We thank you in advance for your support! Rest assured that whatever amount you decide to sponsor will be used with much prudence.