SCARSDALE, N.Y. — The Philippine Madrigal Singers, an internationally acclaimed choir from the University of the Philippines, will appear in concert at the Church of Saint Pius X here on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m.

The Philippine Madrigal Singers or the “Madz” is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning group that has won first place in numerous international choral competitions, including in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and France.

They are the first choir in the world to win the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing twice, and have qualified for the European Grand Prix in Tolosa in 2017.

If they are successful in Tolosa, they will be the only choir in the world to win the Grand Prix three times!

The Madz has performed in many prestigious venues, including the United Nations and Lincoln Center.

They have been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as Artists for Peace because of their efforts to promote cultural diversity, intercultural dialog and a culture of peace.

As inspiration for their unique singing, the Madz use the “madrigal” — a polyphonic style from the Renaissance where singers and guests would gather around a table during a banquet to sing.

As they sit in a semi-circle, the choir observes the conductor, who uses subtle facial expressions to conduct.

The Philippine Madrigal Singers U.S. concert will have an entourage of 22 singers under the direction of Mark Anthony A. Carpio as Choirmaster, and will include: 5 sopranos, 4 altos, 5 tenors and 5 basses.

The Madz bring a wide repertoire of various styles and forms, including renaissance and classical music, international folksongs, as well as contemporary and popular music.

They have a diverse repertoire — something for everyone to enjoy!

The Church of Saint Pius X (located at 91 Secor Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583) was renovated in 2012-2013 under the direction of its pastor, Fr. Sebastian Bacatan.

The concert will raise money for the installation of a new pipe organ at the church.

General admission is $35.

For other ticket options, please call 914.725.2755.

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