The Philippine Madrigal Singers

© UNESCO / The Philippine Madrigal Singer, UNESCO Artist for Peace

The Philippine Madrigal Singers were appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace in July 2009, in recognition of their efforts to promote dialogue and understanding among peoples in South East Asia.

The choir performs a variety of styles but specializes in the madrigal, a popular musical style during the Renaissance when singers and guests would gather around the table during a banquet and make music together. This served as the inspiration for their unique style of singing – singing seated in a semi-circle without a conductor.

In 2009, they performed at UNESCO Headquarters in favor of the rapprochement of cultures.

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