MANILA CHAMBER SINGERS

MANILA CHAMBER SINGERS

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The Manila Chamber Singers (MCS) is composed of non-professional singers, who share a passion for choral music. Founded in April 1999, MCS performs a select choral repertoire with the aim of increasing appreciation and enjoyment of choral music.

MCS continues to share its music to various audiences, with the goal of showcasing Filipino choral artistry at its finest. The choir has toured Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, where it won awards and received acclaim in various international choir competitions.

MCS is committed to positively impact people through the members' professions, mostly in health care, through outreach concerts and medical missions and recently, through the MCS Virtual Choir projects, which was launched in June 2020.

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AWARDS

JUNE 2020 Launched the MCS Virtual Choir Projects
70 singers from 10 countries; 28 Virtual Choir renditions to date

JULY 2019 10th Musica Eterna a Roma International Competition (Italy)
GOLD DIPLOMA - Musica Sacra
GOLD DIPLOMA - Mixed Choirs

JULY 2017 10th Orientale Concentus (Singapore)
FIRST PRIZE / SILVER DIPLOMA - Ensemble Category
SECOND PRIZE / GOLD DIPLOMA - Chamber Category

JULY 2012 15th International Choral Kathaumixw (Powell River, British Columbia, Canada)
FIRST PRIZE- Folk and Cultural Traditions Category
FIRST PRIZE- Contemporary Choral Music Category
SECOND PRIZE- Adult Mixed Choir Category
FINALIST, Grand Prix Competition

JUNE 2011 3rd International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition (Linz, Austria)
GOLD DIPLOMA - Musica Sacra Category
SILVER DIPLOMA - Mixed Chamber Choir Category
FINALIST, Anton Bruckner Prize

APRIL 2011 3rd Antalya International Choir Festival (Antalya, Turkey)
GRAND PRIX WINNER
FIRST PRIZE- Mixed Choir Category

APRIL 2007 8th International Choir Competition (Bad Ischl, Salzkammergut, Austria)
GOLD MEDAL- Folksong Category
SILVER MEDAL- Mixed Choir Category
SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE CITY OF BAD ISCHL- Best Folkloric Program

JULY 2006 8th China International Chorus Festival (Beijing, China)
SECOND PLACE - Mixed Choir Category
SPECIAL PRIZE- Excellent Performance of A Chinese Composition

JULY 2004 3rd Choir Olympics (Bremen, Germany)
SILVER MEDAL- Musica Sacra Acapella Category
BRONZE MEDAL- Mixed Chamber Choir Category

JULY 2004 41st International Choral Competition (Spittal an der Drau, Austria)
4th place- Folksong Category

JUNE 2004 18th International Festival of Academic Choirs (IFAS) (Paradubice, Czech Republic)
GOLD DIPLOMA- Mixed Chamber Choir Category
GOLD DIPLOMA- Best Interpretation of Czech Music
SILVER DIPLOMA- Folksong Category
FINALIST- Grand Prix IFAS
AUDIENCE PRIZE

MARY JEANE EGLOSO-COWAN

Mary Jeane Egloso – Cowan obtained her bachelor's degree in vocal performance (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines College of Music and her master's degree (with high distinction) from the Philippine Women's University. She is also a distinguished alumna of the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) where she graduated with honors in 2007, and a recipient of the Makiling Academic and Research Institute for the Arts (MARIA) Scholarship from the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

She is an accomplished chorister, having been a member of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, and was part of the internationally-acclaimed choir's tours to Europe, USA, South America, Hongkong, Singapore and South Korea from 2013-2014. Mary Jean was also part of the Asian Youth Choir (2010), Asia Pacific Youth Choir (2011, 2018 and 2019).

In 2018, she founded the Sinirangan Chamber Singers, based in Tacloban City, where she is currently based and where she has established her own music studio. She is also a part-time associate professor in voice at the Philippine Women's University and she also teaches music theory at the MADZ Schola Cantorum.