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Opening Concert


Stile Antico burst onto the musical scene in July 2005 with competition success at the York Early Music Festival, and in a single decade has established itself as one of the world's most accomplished and innovative vocal ensembles. Working without a conductor, its twelve members have thrilled audiences across the globe with their fresh, vibrant and moving performances of Renaissance polyphony.

Based in London, Stile Antico is much in demand and enjoys a busy international touring schedule performing at many of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals, including Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Cité de la Musique, Palais des Beaux Arts, BBC Proms and Boston Early Music Festival. The group has premiered works by Nico Muhly and Huw Watkins, and collaborated with performers as diverse as Fretwork, B’Rock, Marino Formenti and Sting.

Stile Antico’s bestselling recordings on the Harmonia Mundi label have earned numerous accolades including the Gramophone Award for Early Music, the Diapason d’or de l’année, the Edison Klassiek Award and the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and have twice received Grammy® nominations.

“One of the world’s great vocal ensembles” VANCOUVER SUN
“...the singing is staggeringly beautiful” SUNDAY TIMES

2018.10.17.(WED) Sohyang Theator


  • Helen Ashby, Soprano

  • Kate Ashby, Soprano

  • Rebecca Hickey, Soprano

  • Emma Ashby, Alto

  • Elenor Harries, Alto

  • Katie Schofield, Alto

  • Andrew Griffiths, Tenor

  • Benedict Hymas, Tenor

  • Tom Kelly, Tenor

  • Will Dawes, Bass

  • Tom Flint, Bass

  • Mattew O’Donovan, Bass



  • William ByrdThis sweet and merry month of May
  • An Accession Day gift – Cantiones Sacrae of 1575
  • Thomas TallisAbsterge Domine
  • William ByrdAttolite portas
  • Partbooks for the Queen – a gift from Erik XIV of Sweden
  • Orlande de LassusMadonna mia, pieta chiam et vita
  • Adrian WillaertVecchie letrose
  • Pierre SandrinDoulce memoire
  • William Byrd – Gentleman of the Chapel and recusant Catholic
  • William ByrdO Lord make thy servant
  • William ByrdNe irascaris
  • John TavernerChriste Jesu pastor bone
  • A lover’s sighs – suitors songs
  • John DowlandNow O now I needs must part
  • John DowlandCan she excuse my wrongs
  • Alfonso Ferrabosco I – musician, courtier and spy?
  • Alfonso FerraboscoI Ad Dominum cum tribularer
  • Alfonso FerraboscoI O remember not our old sins
  • Alfonso FerraboscoI Exaudi Domine orationem meam

  • Trad. Korean Nodeul Kangbyeon
  • The Triumphs of Oriana
  • John WilbyeThe Lady Oriana
  • John FarmerFair nymphs, I heard one telling
  • Thomas WeelkesAs Vesta was from Latmos hill descending



Koro Ilustrado is an all-male choir formed in October 2007 and is based in Makati. The choir commits to significantly contribute in nurturing the Philippine’s choral tradition. Its vision is to become the Philippines’ premiere all-male choir by exemplifying the best of the Filipino: excellence, discipline and a flair for entertainment. Inspired by the global spirit and nationalistic dedication of the great ilustrado men during the Spanish colonial times, the choir has built a repertoire that includes the best of local and global all-male choral music. It is composed of men who have extensive choral singing backgrounds through their college, church and community or parish choir experiences. The choir conductors are Anna Tabita Abeleda-Piquero and Edmund Alan Piquero Jr. both alumni of the world-renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers. Since 2009, Koro Ilustrado has staged major concerts annually and in 2014, the choir mounted for the first time a full concert in Santuario De San Antonio, its home parish, dubbed ‘Higher’ as a thanksgiving and for a charitable cause. The group was also invited as one of the feature choirs for the 2010 Philippine Choral Directors Association National Conference in Davao City and in 2011 Bandung International Choral Workshop in Bandung, Indonesia. In 2013, it released its debut album entitled ‘Sa Iyong Pag-ibig’ under the JesCom label followed by a Christmas album ‘Carol of the Bells: A Christmas A Capella’ in 2014.

2018.10.18. (THU) Sohyang Theator


Anna Tabita Abeleda Piquero
Edmund Alan Nidoy Piquero, Jr.
Counter Tenors
Emmanuel Ang Umali
Gat Magiliw Bayot Bati
Danilo Nacilla Monte, Jr.
Lemuel De Torres Teh
Tenor 2
Eric Callado Ganaden
Israel Sanchez Ibarra
Jose Paolo Datul Abala
Roie Marquez Arminal
Alvin Bagsic Paulin
Tenor 3
Kristian Meily Abesamis
Mark Jerome Atienza Silvestre
Mel Angelo Cardenas
Dominique De Ocampo Daigo
Efraem John Luison Alismo
Sergio Tierra Lumba, Jr.
Rick Jared Caisido Belen
Gilbert Cabalo delos Santos
Marc Vivera Munasque
Florencio Ty Sebastian
Elmer Briones Bueno
Alexis Tiqui Joven


  • 1. KaksikpuhendusCom. VeljoTormis
  • A. Uhtee Lalulu Tahaks Laulda ("I’d Like to Sing a Song")
  • B. Tahed ("Stars")
  • 2. Cantate DominoCom. Jude B. Roldan
  • 3. Aba Po, Santa Mariang ReynaCom. Ily Matthew Maniano
  • 4. Anima ChristiArr. Raymond Calapatia
  • 5. Seize the DayArr. Kirby Shaw
  • 6. For GoodArr. Kirby Shaw
  • 7. Nessum DormaArr. Robert Delgado
  • 8. Pokemon ThemeArr. Dom Otto Asis
  • 9 Sinner ManArr. Kenneth Riggs
  • 10. Seinn OArr. J. David Moore
  • 11. KayaoCom. Bing Pablico
  • 12. Bahay KuboArr. Ily Matthew Maniano
  • 13. Tari KecakArr. Ken Stevens
  • 14. Matona Mia CaraCom. Orlande de Lassus
  • 15. Despacito ("Slowly")Arr. Dom Otto Asis
  • 16. Call Me Maybe / Gangnam StyleArr. Raymond Calapatia


Youth Gala Concert

Two previous winners in Youth Category Angelus Domini Children's Choir (Korea, Silver Prize in 2015), Chuncheon City Youth Choir (Korea, Silver Prize in 2016 and 2017) and 5 foreign Youth teams of 2018 BCFC will perform a fresh, adorable and colorful Youth Concert.

2018.10.19. (FRI) Sohyang Theator


Angelus Domini Children's Choir (Korea)
Chuncheon City Youth Choir (Korea)
College of Dramatic Arts Chorus (Thailand)
Evangel Songsters (Philippines)
Nine's Voice (Indonesia)
St. Paul's Co-educational College Treble Choir (Hong Kong)
TNHS SPA Music Chorale (Philippines)


  • 1. Evangel Songsters (Philippines)
  • The Greatest Showman Medley (Arr. Richard Samuel Deligero)
  • Paruparong Bukid (Arr. George G. Hernandez)
  • Rosas Pandan (Arr. George G. Hernandez)
  • 2. St. Paul's Co-educational College Treble Choir (Hong Kong)
  • 夢宵醉 An Intoxicated Dream (Gershom Tse)
  • 春天來啦 Here Comes the Spring (Zhao Zhang)
  • 3. Nine's Voice (Indonesia)
  • Say Something (Arr. Pentatonix)
  • Hentakan Jiwa (Ken Steven)
  • 4. Angelus Domini Children's Choir (Korea)
  • O Sacrum Convivium (D. Bartolucci)
  • Blanco Verelo (J. Hernando Sanz)
  • Bird's Song (Cool-Jae Huh)
  • 5. College of Dramatic Arts Chorus (Thailand)
  • Thai Tune (Mealey)
  • Arirang
  • 6. TNHS SPA Music Chorale (Philippines)
  • Noypi (Arr. Arnel De Pano)
  • Let's Get Loud (arr. Normita Bing Rio Pablico)
  • 7. Chuncheon City Youth Choir (Korea)
  • Steal Away (Gwyneth Walke)
  • Until Peonies Bloom (Deok-Gi Jeong)
  • Ubi Caritas (Rupert Lang)


There will be two kinds of festival chorale concerts in 2018 BCFC. One will be composed of adult participants being conducted by Javier Busto from Spain and the other will be composed of minor participants being conducted by Bo-Mi Kim from South Korea. There will be a series of two practices from OCT 17 through 20. This concert will be performed on the final day of festival. This will be a wonderful opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange of international choral music; to learn from the world-renowned conductor; to meet and interact with singers from other countries. Each choir will be linked with other participating choirs for these joint concerts. Around 700 participants are expected to take part in the event.


Having a special performance in various famous venues in Busan including Busan City Hall, Busan Station, Shinsegae Department Store, Haeundae Beach, etc. The participating choirs will be expected to offer more than 1 performance.


The very special experience singing in a running subway and subway square among the Busan citizen. This usually involves a 10-15 minutes performance to locals and/or tourists at the venues, providing a platform to share their culture and music with Korea.


All participants perform in famous venues in and around the city of Busan. This choral parade provides opportunity for each choir to present their significant feature of country through their songs and costumes of their native land. Choir can sing any popular and joyful songs.


Announcing and Awarding all winners including Gold, Silver, Bronze, Best Conductor, Best Presentation, Audience, etc. 5 Gold Prize winning teams will perform their best works for the Grand prize on this final stage.


2018. 10. 18 (THU)
Rehearsal Room 1, Busan Cinema Center


The last & most touching event of BCFC with all participants and various-delicious International & Korean foods