Jay and I are deciding between the Ateneo de Manila Glee Club and the UA&P Chorale. Both of them sound pretty good (we’ve listened to their samples online, googled them and read bits and pieces about them, watched videos on their websites, looked through their photo albums…) and they seem pretty much at par with each other. The clincher will be when we hear UA&P at a church wedding ceremony (that we’re going to ever so quietly crash… you won’t even know that we’re there) this Saturday, and when we hear Ateneo at a rehearsal in 2 weeks.
UA&P charges P5,000 less than Ateneo (who charges P20,000 for a 16-member choir + P1,000 for the pianist).
We heard that Ateneo can sing the song that we want to hear (seee-cret) after Fr. Francis pronounces us as Mr. and Mrs. Lara (whoa… that’s the first time I’ve ever written that with us in mind and not Jay’s parents… ha!). But we’ll really have to hear the rest of their repertoire. And UA&P’s obviously. Btw, UA&P is Jay’s alma mater. We have no ties to ADMU 🙂 My dad was UP Prep and then UP Diliman and my mom was a scholar at Philippine Women’s University.
(picture taken from http://www.ateneogleeclub.org)
(picture taken from http://uapchoraleblog.multiply.com)
SO HARD! We’ll have to come back to this post in 2 weeks to let you guys know which one we decided to go with. If you have any stories to share (esp wedding-related ones) about either one of these groups, please share!