Category Archives: TransChorale

Be Enchanted at Enchanted, 1 Feb. 2009

I’ve read from a book that a reward-be it clothes, shoes, dinner out, hanging out with friends, etc.- reinforces progress in running. Being with my former choirmates is in itself a reward. And, to be with them at Enchanted Kingdom is one of life’s simplest pleasures.

To Be a Child Again

Flying Fiesta

Rio Grande Rapids

To Laugh and Shout Out Loud

Anchors Away

To Be with Friends

To Experience Fun

Up, Up & Away

To Act Crazy

To Know that You’re Not the Only One Having Fun

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, the People’s Champ

And, at the end of the day, you relive the events and they bring a smile to your face

TransChorale Sang on United Nations Night!

TransChorale (from L to R): Chris, Shelly, K, Mapi, Atong, Mona, Oca, Nemy, Raymund, Joy, Tonet, Art, Meinette, Dess, Daleah (partly hidden), Rodel, Tonet, Rachel, Chito, Tristan, Doy, Ruben, and Mayet with 
UN Resident Coordinator & UNFPA Representative
Happy Feeters Doc Oknoy, Ruth, and RUNNING DIVA
(Photos Courtesy of Doy M)

TransChorale was invited by United Nations to sing songs of hope and inspiration to the United Nations family in the Philippines last October 24 at Makati Sports Club.

Running Diva was a part of this singing group but left this group the month before for good due to change in employment. Here she was invited once again to sing with them. This time, as a renegade alto. The group rendered two songs, Tuwing Umuulan & a Medley Paraiso/Better World, these are songs composed by Ryan Cayabyab about the environment and caring for people to make this world a better place.

TransChorale is the National Transmission Corporation’s (TransCo) premiere singing ambassadors. Formed at the TransCo Head Office in Diliman, Quezon City in April 2003, TransChorale exists to help contribute to TransCo’s corporate culture, institution building, and enhancement efforts. Comprised of bonafide employees of TransCo, this band of brothers and sisters are also professionals in their own right: engineers, accountants, HR practitioners, programmers, writers, statisticians, financial analysts, secretaries and clerks.

With their musical director Mr. Robert M. Delgado, former member and resident arranger of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, popularly known as MADZ, all 30 TransChorale members have been passionately performing and representing the Corporation in various corporate and social functions. In August 2004, the group successfully mounted their first major concert at the Abelardo Hall in UP Diliman, Quezon City with their first mentor, Prof. Augusto Espino. Their choreographer for this concert was Mr. Jojo Lucila of the Chameleon Dance Company. Since then, proceeds from their next two concerts were donated to the elderly, abandoned, and sickly children under the care of the Missionaries of Charity in Tayuman, Manila. Another beneficiary is the St. Joseph the Worker Chapel in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.

Last June 2008, TransChorale held a dinner concert to raise funds for the victims of typhoon Frank which devastated Region VI area. TransChorale continues to inspire through their songs and charity works.

About Transchorale By Carmelo A

The United Nations was established in the aftermath of a devastating war, to strengthen international relations and give peace a more secure foundation. But the United Nations is much more than a peacekeeper and a forum for conflict resolution. The UN and its family of agencies are engaged in a vast array of work that seeks to improve the lives around the world. To reaffirm the ideals by which the United Nations was founded, every year, on the 24th October, UN Day is celebrated.

United Nations system in the Philippines joins the rest of the world in commemorating this day. Recognizing the invaluable contribution of the UN staff and their families in promoting peace and development throughout the world, the United Nations family in the Philippines is organizing UN Night with the theme, “Unity in Diversity,” which aims to build camaraderie and reaffirm commitment as international civil servants.

About UN By Ruth Honculada Georget

Benefit Concert, 26 June 2008

This year’s 7th anniversary with the theme, “Panibagon Simula, Ibayong Sigla,” wouldn’t be complete without the much awaited benefit concert of Transchorale, Transco’s finest talent group. The concert is made possible through TLFI. Almost three weeks in the making. Eleven songs are with choreography. Repertoire includes …
Tayo’y Mga Pinoy
Hibang Sa Awit
Babae Ka
Bakit Ngayon Ka lang/Nandito Ako Medley
Rosas Pandan
Sanay Wala Ng Wakas
Salamat Musika
Sa Tabi Ng Puno Ng Saging (Men)
Waray Waray (Women)
Lady Is A Tramp
Fyer Fyer
Prende la Vela
Paraiso-Better World

A karate pose after singing Waray-Waray

Singing Fyer Fyer

Singing the opening song, Tayo’y Mga Pinoy

Decee Joy, Ana and Judah as my guests

Voyages: A Wonderful World of Music, May 9, 2008

This year, in cooperation with Philippine-American Life and General Insurance Company and the Philippine Madrigal Singers present Voyages: a Wonderful World of Music, a musical festival continuing the proud Madz Et Al tradition. Our group, TransChorale, performed last May 9, 2008 at the Philamlife auditorium, UN Avenue Manila. The festival showcased various choirs from all over the Philippines.

May 7

MILK Children’s Choir (Oscar Pantaleon)
Manila Chamber Singers (Joel Aquino)
Coro Cantabile (Sharon Abesamis)
Anima Christi Chorale (Joel Boragay)
Woodrose Chorale (Lala Kliatchko)

May 8

NAPOCOR Chorale (Anna Abeleda-Piquero)
University of the East Chorale (Anna Abeleda-Piquero)
Philippine Male Singers (Robert Delgado)
Lifeline Chorale (Warlito Yalung)
St. John Mary Vianney Parish Choir (Marivic Llamas)
UP Los Banos Chorale Ensemble (Joey Vargas)

May 9

Pfizer Chorale (Oscar Pantaleon)
Supreme Court Chorale (Fred de Santos)
Coro de Sta. Cecilia (Chris Borela)
TransChorale (Robert Delgado)
Our Lady of Fatima University Chorale (Warlito Yalung)
Coro de San Sebastian (Elsie Eranista)

May 10

Ateneo College Glee Club (Malou Hermo)
Novo Concertante Manila (Arwin Tan)
Cultural Center of the Philippines Chorale (Arwin Tan)
Caltex Chorale (Oscar Pantaleon)
PAG-IBIG Fund Chorale (Fred de Santos)
Chorus Paulinus (Fred de Santos)
Global Holdings Inc., Chorale (Oddette Galura)

May 11

Kilyawan Boys Choir (Mark Anthony Carpio)
Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral Choir (Oscar Pantaleon)
Maryknoll Sanctuary Choir of Baguio City (Joey Soliman)
KHP Coro Techniuv (Steve Collado)
Shrine of Jesus Academy Children’s Choir (Mary Louise Macanaya)
Koro Ilustrado (Romel Lomarda)

May 12

Magsaysay Chorale (Joel Aquino)
Adventist University of the Philippines Celestial Echoes (Warlito Yalung)
University of Makati Chorale (Elsie Eranista)
Pansol Choir (Mark Anthony Carpio)
College of the Immaculate Conception Chorale, Cabanatuan City (Alfred Samonte)
POEA Chorale (Alfred Samonte)

Our repertoire includes:

Fyer Fyer
Negrita, Prende la Vela


August 2007 opened another opportunity to explore other possibilities. Never realized that I would someday be in another chorale group. A month before I joined my new employer, I sang a song entitled, “Someone Like You,” from Jekyll and Hyde accompanied by Ateneo Chamber Singers during the wedding of Ruth (now a Happy Feet member). It was the very same song that I sang during my audition before Ed Nepomuceno, musical director of Transchorale, composer and former member of the Philippine Madrigal Singers (Madz). I was nervous. Who wouldn’t? TransChorale members, although not in the room, were listening outside. To my surprise, I heard clapping hands from the chorale members. I was asked by the musical director to sit and practice with them right away. An experience that will be forever etched in my mind. The rest is history.