Excelsis is a Catholic choir that is based in Mount Waverley, Victoria and is currently making plans for a second concert tour of the Philippines in January 2019.
Excelsis is looking for new members to participate in this tour.
Excelsis travelled to the Philippines in 2015 and had the opportunity to sing concerts at Manila Cathedral (Intramuros), St Andrew’s Cathedral (Parañaque) and in Magallanes, Cavite. The choir also sang for Masses at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo), the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Baclaran Church) and many other smaller churches throughout Manila and Cavite.
In 2019 Excelsis hopes to return to many of these locations, as well as adding other exciting concert and collaborative events to its tour itinerary. In addition to Manila and Cavite, the 2019 tour will include various locations in Quezon.
Over the last two years, whilst at home in Melbourne, Excelsis has given a number of major concerts, including a performance of Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater with full orchestral accompaniment (St Patrick’s Cathedral, 23 June 2017) and a concert entitled ‘Joyful, Joyful’ as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of the movie Sister Act (St Paul’s Cathedral, 15 September 2017).
Before setting off on its 2019 Philippines tour, Excelsis is planning to present a major concert in November, celebrating the fifth anniversary of the founding of the choir.
Membership in Excelsis is free, and generous subsidies are available to members who wish to participate in the Philippines tour. If you are interested in joining Excelsis, or would like more information on the choir, you can consult their website, excelsis.org.au, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.