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University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors to entertain Bangkok for charity

Travel News Asia 7 May 2003

In commemoration of the 105th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence, the Philippine Independence Day Committee 2003, in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok and with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts of the Philippines, is presenting a concert entitled "Mabuhay, Sawasdee!" featuring the University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors.

The University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors (UPSA) is an internationally-renowned group that has won first prize in various competitions in Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium, and Slovakia. It received special awards in Switzerland, Netherlands and France, including a recognition as the "Best Choir in the World" in the Jerusalem World Assembly of Choirs. UPSA also earned raves when it represented the Philippines at the World Voices Australia, an international choral festival participated in by 18 choirs from 11 countries. 

Apart from its traditional repertoire of kundiman and Filipino ethnic and contemporary music, UPSA also performs other musical genres including classical, gospel, world music, Broadway, pop/jazz and rock. As ambassadors of Filipino culture, their performances showcase the sounds and colors of the Filipino heritage through their songs, dances and costumes.

The Concert will be held at the Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Center, Ratchadapisek Road, Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10310 on 12 June 2003 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at Baht 800.00, Baht 500.00 and Baht 200.00. The Concert is being organized for the benefit of Philippine and Thai charities. 

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