B14 Pearls of the Orient: Choir Music from Asia
Join us on a musical voyage to Asia – sacred music and the love of life so unique to that continent.
Jonathan Velasco (PH) is a well-known choral conductor, clinician and adjudicator. He was a member and assistant conductor of the World Youth Choir, becoming its first Asian conductor in 1996. Velasco and his choirs have won prizes in major choral competitions in Europe. He regularly adjudicates choral competitions in Europe and Asia. He currently conducts the Ateneo Chamber Singers. Velasco is advisor to the board of the International Federation for Choral Music, and Philippine representative in the World Choir Council. He was elected the first President of the Philippine Choral Directors Association in 2008.