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CARILLON ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB

Is the official choir of the Ateneo de Davao Univeristy. Founded in 1980 by Fr. Santiago Marasigan,
composed of students who shared a common passion for singing and the performing arts, the group had
since became the classical arm and cultural ambassadors of the university. During Fr. Marasigans time,
the group managed to bring numerous accolades and honor for the University and for Davao City most
notably their 2nd prize finish at the National Finals of the National Music Competition for Young Artists
(NAMCYA), the most prestigious choral competition for college choirs in the country, in 1985.

At the turn of the century, a few years after Fr. Marasigan passed away, the group was revived, however
taking an entirely different thrust from Fr. Marasigans repertoire and style that geared towards a more
classical literature. Mr. Jeremy Sarmiento took over as the clubs trainor and conductor while most of
the members assisted in keeping the group together and to provide an avenue for choral music as an art
form to still be appreciated and be received by the young and critical minds of the Ateneans.

In 2002, after a short but very fruitful tenure under Mr. Sarmientos leadership, the club returned to its
classical orientation when Mr. David Cesar Fortuna, a long time and vital member of the renowned
Davao based choir the Himig Singers, and a two-time NAMCYA winner during his peek as a young and
aspiring performer, took over as the clubs newest addition to its list of gifted conductors. Under Mr.
Fortuna, the group went on to participate and reap awards in several competitions both in the local and
the national level. Under him, Carillon became a household name in choral competitions and choral
festivals, defining a whole decade of superb performances and ground breaking endeavours. Another
highlight of his term was a milestone event not just for Ateneo de Davao but for the whole Ateneo
Community and its sesquicentennial anniversary celebration, when Carillon spearheaded the first
Magis- an all Ateneo Glee Club Concert wherein at one point, they shared the stage with the Ateneo de
Zamboanga Symphonic Band, as well as their internationally acclaimed brothers and sisters, the Ateneo
College Glee Club, from Manila.

At the start of the school year 2012-2013, the group decided to make a complete shift, venturing in new
paradigms of choral presentation, re-aligning their focus towards choral works embodying academic and
multicultural facets. The group is currently under the direction of Mr. Arjay Viray, a product of the
University of the Philippines College of Music in Diliman, Quezon City.