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CORO SAN BENILDO
Grand Prix Finalist Choir of the World
Champion, Youth Choir Category
70th Llangollen Musical Eisteddfod, Wales, United Kingdom
Grand Prix Finalist 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals 3 Special Awards
54th Seghizzi International Choral Competition, Gorizia, Italy
Bronze Award, Classical Mixed Category
10th Busan Choral Festival & Competition, Busan South Korea
Champion-Gold Level V, Mixed Choir Category
1st Sing’n’Joy Louisville Kentucky International Choral Festival & Competition, Kentucky, USA
Platinum Award, Folklore Category
1st Xinghai Prize International Choir Championships, Guangzhou, China
Champion-Gold Level V, Folklore Category
1st Runner-Up, Mixed Youth Choir
1st Hoi Ann International Choral Competition, Vietnam
CORO SAN BENILDO is the resident choral group of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) in Manila, Philippines. It was founded in 1990 by a group of students who wanted to serve in the regular Holy Masses in the College. The group then went on to sing intermission numbers during institutional programs.
After being handled by nine conductors from 1995 – 2008, the group is now under the tutelage of Mr. Lorenzo C. Gealogo. Since 2008, the group has been part of numerous performances, bringing with them an innovative and creative showmanship which has earned them various achievements on and off campus.
Aside from Coro San Benildo’s regular rehearsal schedule the group also attended workshops and trainings from different mentors in the choral industry such as:
At present, Coro San Benildo continues to sing, perform and join international choral competitions to represent the school and the Philippines globally, and to promote Choral Music in the Philippines.