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ABOUT ALERON

ALERON first came into existence in 2006 as the alumni ensemble of the Ateneo de Manila High School Glee Club under the musical direction of Christopher Ong Arceo. Today, the group is composed of male choristers from different backgrounds: most of which are from the Ateneo and University of the Philippines musical networks.

ALERON, being an all-male ensemble, is geared towards exploring the male choral soundscape. Through innovative programming and the performance of repertoires across musical styles and genres, the group aims to deliver to its audiences a diverse and unique choral experience. ALERON envisions to broaden the all-male choral genre by continuously commissioning and premiering new works throughout its concert seasons.

ALERON has recently been making waves in the Philippine choral scene, most notably with its First Prize distinction in the Vocal Ensemble Category of the 1st Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila in August 2013, serving as the group’s very first win in an international choral competition. In the following year, on the occasion of its maiden voyage overseas, it won the Gold Prize for the Classical Equal Voices Category and was declared over-all Grand Prix winner of the 10th Busan Choral Festival & Competition held in Busan, South Korea in October 2014. In February 2015, the group was awarded at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA) 7th Ani ng Dangal, an annual ceremony which aims to recognize Filipino groups and individuals who have reaped success in artistic competitions abroad.

In May 2015, ALERON participated in its first masterclass conducted by the world-renowned King’s Singers from the United Kingdom. Following this, ALERON travelled to Takarazuka, Japan in July 2015 to compete at the 31st Takarazuka International Chamber Chorus Contest where it was declared Overall Winner of the competition, also bagging Gold Prizes in both the Folklore and Contemporary Categories. It is the first Filipino choir in the history of this competition to be declared overall winner. This string of victories in Manila, Busan, and Takarazuka has established ALERON as one of the formidable ensembles in Asia today. This resulted in an invitation to represent the Philippines in the inaugural International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) World Choral EXPO in Macau in November 2015.

Other than choral festivals and competitions, ALERON has explored other avenues in ensemble singing, and performed as the male chorus in the concert-format production of Gioacchino Rossini’s La Cenerentola held at the Meralco Theater in August 2015. The group shared the stage with the Manila Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Darrell Ang.

 

*** ALERON, translated from Latin as “the winged one,” not only aims to soar towards all-male musical excellence, but, more importantly, to enjoin its audiences to experience and embrace its unique brand of choral music.

The Singers

First Sopranos

Raoul Carlo Angangco

Karl Amando San Jose

First Altos

Ramon Miguel Abeleda

Edwin Miguel Anadon**

Kyle Tingzon

First Tenors

Kenneth Peter Lee

 Jino Serrano**

Rev Sumagaysay**

First Basses

Florente Garcia, Jr.

Ryan Ray Garcia

Jose Mari Gutierrez

Jose Lorenzo Santiago

 

 

*Guest Singer

**Aspirant

Second Sopranos

Leonard David Espiritu**

Justin Benedict Ruiz

Second Altos

 Roman Miguel Javier*

Patrick James Gines**

Vivente Franco Rubio**

Second Tenors

Mico Cortez

Rico Miguel Estrada

Christian Angelo Feliciano**

Jesus Joseph Ignacio

Aaron Jeric Legaspi

Second Basses

Angelo Luis Cortez

Gil Elnas**

Aljohn Francis Flores

Leo Kenneth Locsin

Jefferson Manalang**

Arkel Mendoza

Lanselle Xaris Nantes**

Raphael Antonio Nosce