Musica FEUropa is Far Eastern University’s annual national choral competition and festival supported by the European Union. Initially named as the European Union Choral Competition in the Philippines when the competition began in 2009 when there were only four (4) participants mostly from Manila, the name was later changed to Musica FEUropa in 2011. In the span of nine (9) years, Musica FEUropa has strengthened its hold as one of the most prestigious choral competitions in the country.
Now on its 10th year, the competition will once again be the battleground of eighteen high school, university, church, company, government and other choirs from around the country.
The key criterion for Musica FEUROPA is that each choir has to sing two songs: one from any EU composer and one from the Philippines. In the last nine years, choirs sang songs in Czech, Latvian, English, Basque, Spanish, Italian, German, Finnish, French, French-Flemish, Flemish, Hungarian, Lithuanian,Tagalog, Cebuano, Bisaya, Ifugao, Ilokano, Itneg, Kinaray-a, T’boli, Maguindanaoan, Yakan and Hiligaynon.
Tiffany Liong Gabuya, Station Manager of long-time media partner DZFE writes: “We are all aware that the classical music tradition… which today is multi-national and multi-generational in its practice and appeal—has European roots. In our work of fostering an appreciation for classical music, DZFE continues to support Musica FEUropa inasmuch as it remains one of the too few initiatives here encouraging the hard labor of studying and performing European repertoire. We have also seen how Musica FEUropa fosters a spirit of patriotism and pride among the participating local choirs. All in all, in its 10 years, the competition has demonstrated the kind of good that can come of a sustained cross-cultural initiative.”
Musica FEUROPA 10 takes place on May 26 and 27, 2018 in the newly restored historic Auditorium of Far Eastern University, Manila.
Musica FEUropa 10 is also made possible with the support of the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines and Cooperacion Espanola.
Admission is free.
The Grand Champion shall receive P100, 000 and a trophy. The first runner-up shall receive P30, 000 and a trophy. The second runner-up shall receive P20, 000 and a trophy. Three P10, 000 checks shall be given as consolation prizes.