/ 24 December 2021

THE UNIVERSITY  of the Philippines’ Symphony Orchestra helped spread joy and cheer when it held a free Christmas concert for the UP community last Dec. 22.

“These concerts have always been a time to feature and celebrate performing groups in various UP campuses but were typically only accessible to those who could travel to the Diliman campus in Quezon City,” UP said.

In 2020, after the school shifted to online learning, the orchestra expanded its reach and included the UP community throughout the entire country in their celebrations.

This year, the orchestra performed with the UP Madrigal Singers, the UP Concert Chorus, the UP Dance Company, and the UP Engineering Choir from the Diliman campus; the UP Los Baños Choral Ensemble from the Los Baños campus; the UP Manila Chorale and UP MedChoir from the Manila campus; the UP Serenata from UP Cebu; the UP High School in Iloilo Harana Choir of the UP Visayas campus; and the UP Mindanao Koro Kantahanay.

The campus participants were UP Baguio Chancellor Corazon L. Abansi; UP Open University Chancellor Melinda dP. Bandalaria; UP Los Baños Chancellor Jose V. Camacho, Jr.; UP Visayas Chancellor Clement C. Camposano; and UP President Danilo L. Concepcion.

This year’s theme is “Tanging Araw Nating Pinakamimithi.”