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The Young Voices of the Philippines

by Ericson Hernandez

photos and videos from Young Voices of the Philippines social media

Philippines represent! 

In a week’s time, May 25 to 26, we shall be celebrating the first World’s Children Day in Rome, Italy and we are thrilled to know that a Filipino choir, the Young Voices of the Philippines shall be showcasing local talent during this 2-day event. 

The choir was launched in 2020 as one of the scholar choirs under the Treble Choir Association of the Philippines. Today, the Young Voices of the Philippines or simply YVP is composed of members who are carefully selected from different choirs in the country. The members are trained by the husband-and-wife team of Dr. Maria Theresa Vizocnde-Roldan (conductor) and Prof. Jude B. Roldan (artistic director). 

YVP is a non-profit organization that hopes to nurture young talents from different walks of life and unite them through music and song. They regularly sing at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral of the Diocese of Cubao and have been invited to various national and diplomatic events. 

Prior to the invitation to participate in World Children’s day in Rome, YVP joined the 2023 Golden Gate International Choral Festival in San Francisco and successfully won in the Youth Choir’s four competition categories: Historical, Folk, Gospel/Spiritual, and Contemporary. YVP has also made history as the first Filipino children’s choir to perform at the iconic Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium. 

The young choristers of the YVP will be joining around 70,000 children coming from more than 100 countries in Rome’s Olympic Stadium on May 25 during the opening program of World’s Children Day and up to the next morning at St. Peter’s Basilica for the mass. 

Before flying to Rome, YVP will have a send-off concert on May 20 at the Nativity of Our Lady Chapel of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Cubao. They will also be having their international choral pilgrimage “Italy Tour 2024” singing in different churches in Rome as part of their trip to Italy. 

Let us pray for the success of their trip. Congratulations, YVP!! 

Check their Facebook page for more updates on this Pinoy pride chorale group.

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