23 July 2018 – The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur treated the Filipino community to a morning of songs as the Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges (RMMC) Himig Chorale performed the Lupang Hinirang at the Embassy’s flag raising-ceremony, followed by a mini concert, on 23 July 2018 at the Embassy grounds.
The Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges Himig Chorale, or simply “Himig”, is the official choir of the Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges in General Santos City. Their visit to Kuala Lumpur is part of their first goodwill trip, which culminates in their participation in the 7th Bali International Choral Festival and Competition (BICF) on July 24-28 in Indonesia.
During their concert at the Embassy, Himig performed popular crowd-pleasers such as Esto Les Digo, Kruhay, Ikaw Lamang, and Maghihintay sa Iyo. The audience was also treated to the chorale’s competition pieces in the Gospel category, which include the songs My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord, Battle of Jericho, and Deep River, as well songs in the Mix category such as Cantate Domino, Conversion of Saul, and Stars.
Philippine Ambassador Charles C. Jose presented a plaque of appreciation to the chorale in recognition of their outstanding musical performance. In his remarks, the Ambassador thanked the Himig Chorale for sharing their talent with the Filipinos in Kuala Lumpur, expressed confidence in the chorale as they head into competition to represent the Philippines.
The concert was followed by a breakfast reception.