Embodying the New Society

Christi-Anne Castro

in Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199746408
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894758 | DOI:

Series: The New Cultural History of Music Series

 Embodying the New Society

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This chapter deals with the rise of the Philippine Madrigal Singers as ambassadors of a modern nation expanding into an international community and delves into the cultural politics that members of a nationalized ensemble experienced during the New Society of the Marcos regime. It traces the biography of the ensemble's founder, Andrea Veneracion,through the incorporation of the group as a national performing group under the auspices of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Keywords: Madrigal Singers; choral; New Society; University of the Philippines; cultural ambassadors

Chapter.  10127 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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