Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club
Performing Arts Cluster
PRESIDENT: Pia Regine T. Casing
CONTACT DETAILS: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ACGC is the oldest university chorale in the Philippines. It started in 1921 under Jose Mossesgeld Santiago and was further honed by great conductors who all contributed to the glee club’s illustrious history. Throughout the years, ACGC experimented with its sound, playing with different genres until it achieved its present choral quality.
The ACGC gained popularity through competition. It won the first prize in the 1980 NAMCYA college division and continued its upward spiral by embarking on a world tour wherein ACGC garnered many notable firsts: it was the first Filipino choir to sing at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the first non-Italian choir to sing at the General Assembly of the Pope, and the first Asian group to perform at the Cologne Cathedral. In 2015, the ACGC embarked on a Visayas tour to fund scholarships for Dumaguete students and to aid the victims of the 2013 Bohol earthquake.
In its 96th year, the ACGC is headed by its principal conductor, Dr. Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng.
V I S I O N
The Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club is a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of bona fide Ateneo students and guests that aims to promote appreciation for choral music; to uphold Filipino faith and culture; and to aid its members in their personal formation towards fully becoming men and women for others.
M I S S I O N
The Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club aims to inculcate discipline, responsibility, determination, cooperation and humility, inspire passion in and enhance the potential of its members through membership training, creative repertoire selection and music scholarship and performance.
- Promotion of Philippine Culture through Choral Excellence
- Collaborative Choral Excellence towards Social Awareness
- The ACGC’s principal conductor, Dr. Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng, is a Yale graduate.
- The ACGC once had its own rehearsal room at G303. It says so in the Fire plan beside the room.
- The ACGC’s new keyboard is named Genossenschaft.
Performers– Performers for different functions, such as birthdays, weddings, Eucharistic celebrations, corporate functions, school functions, funerals, and all other events.
The annual choral competition hosted by the ACGC to encourage healthy competition, camaraderie and varied musical exposure among the singing groups of the various organizations of the Ateneo.
Season Opener Concert
The Season Opener is the Glee Club’s first major project of the school year to mark the start of a new season with an opening concert in accordance with the assigned theme.
International Bamboo Organ Festival
The International Bamboo Organ Festival is an annual celebration featuring the bamboo organ and several renowned musicians, with ACGC being highlighted recently in the closing concerts.