100 Reasons: Andrea O. Veneracion

Posted: September 11, 2018

In her youth, Ma’am OA, as she was fondly called, had two great passions – music and swimming – both of which she pursued with equal fervour during her years at PWU. In her biography “A Life Shaped By Music” by Marjorie Evasco, fellow National Artist and PWU alum Lucrecia R. Kasilag recalls, “At the Philippine Women’s University, I saw her develop her ambidextrous talents as a swimmer and a pianist when she was in high school. I’ve watched her dive and swim in the elegant form of a disciplined athlete... even if I myself could not execute her moves in the water, as a musician I intuitively felt the rhythm, harmony and grace that she knew in performance.”

In celebration of her 90th birth year and to commemorate her 5th death anniversary, the Philippine Madrigal Singers is staging a tribute concert entitled “To Our Dearest Ma’am OA” on Saturday, September 15, at the Ayala Museum. Proceeds will support the SCHOLA CANTORUM (High School Scholarship Program) of the Philippine Madrigal Singers for School Year 2018-2019.

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