I’m kind of diverse in my musical taste. Currently, I’m into Hillsong (IMO, a musical genre of it’s own), alternative rock and Jazz. Back in college, its a totally different story. I love, make that obsessed with, a cappella music probably because within the denomination that owns the college where I graduated, a cappella is the coolest genre in church. I was a member of 2 singing groups (Rhesonic Harmony and Evangel Chorale). And my bardakas and dorm roommates sing a cappella any time of the day. Vocal harmony had become my obsession back then.
This evening, while baby-sitting my team, I came across Imeem’s music stream of one of the most respected choirs in the country and the world — The Philippine Madrigal Singers, or fondly called “The Madz”. I want to cry, literally. I mean, I love this group. Listening to them brought me back in 1992 when they visited our campus and had a full length, 2 hours a cappella concert. I remember having the tape, yes tape, recording of that concert. From then on, me and some of my barkadas would follow their concerts, mostly at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).
I still miss Joy and Johann — 3 nights without them, that’s not fair!. Somehow, a trip back memory lane with the Madz tonight appeased me.