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Church Choir

About Minstrels of St. La Salle

The Minstrels of St. La Salle, tracing their roots back to the early 1960s, have flourished into a distinguished ensemble renowned both nationally and internationally for their exceptional musical prowess. Originally known as the Chorale Society, the group evolved into the Collegiate Chorale before adopting its current name in 1980. Under the baton of Mr. Noel Bugarin from 1988 to 1992, the minstrels secured their place in the music scene, clinching top honors in competitions across the Philippines and making notable appearances on television. Subsequently, under the guidance of Prof. Rodolfo Delarmente, the ensemble embarked on a series of European tours in the mid-1990s and late 1990s, captivating audiences in numerous countries with their unparalleled performances and earning prestigious accolades along the way.

The minstrels' commitment to excellence and cultural exchange continued into the new millennium, highlighted by their groundbreaking tours in North America, Europe, and Asia. From captivating audiences in renowned venues such as the Shatin Auditorium in Hong Kong to representing Southeast Asia at international festivals, the Minstrels of St. La Salle have consistently upheld their reputation as ambassadors of goodwill through music. With each tour, the ensemble has amassed an impressive collection of awards, showcasing their versatility and mastery across various musical genres. As they continue to enchant audiences around the globe, the Minstrels of St. La Salle remain a beacon of musical excellence, bridging cultures and spreading harmony through their transcendent performances.

Minstrels of St. La Salle


Career Highlights and Notable Events

- Established in the early 1960s as the Chorale Society, later renamed Collegiate Chorale, and finally DLSU Chorale in 1980.
- Under the direction of Mr. Noel Bugarin from 1988 to 1992, the chorale garnered top prizes in national competitions and made appearances on television.
- Embarked on highly successful European tours in 1995 and 1999, captivating audiences across multiple countries and receiving praise and accolades.
- In 2002, embarked on the first North American concert tour, performing in various states and representing Southeast Asia at the Asian Christian Music Festival in Hong Kong.
- Participated in the 21st Bela Bartok International Choral Competition in Hungary in 2004, receiving the Folkloric Diploma.
- From April to July 2010, embarked on another North American-European tour, achieving notable successes in competitions such as the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales and the International Competition of Choral Singing “SEGHIZZI” in Italy.
- During the April to August 2013 tour, won numerous awards including Gold and Grand Prix at the 3rd International Choir Competition “Kaunas Cantat” in Lithuania, and First Prize/Gold Medal at the 31st International Choral Festival of Preveza in Greece.

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