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George Hernandez

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Maestro George Gemora Hernandez, conductor and music director of Saringhimig Singers, received his Bachelor of Music degree in piano and choral conducting from the University of the Philippines in 1981. He formed Saringhimig Singers in 1974. His choir won the following international awards: First prize in XXVII Concorso Polifonico Internationale, Guido d� Arezzo, Italy in 1979; Grand prize in Lehiateka Certamen Cancion y Polifonica Vascas in Tolosa, Spain in 1980; Third prize at the LLangollen International Musical Eisteddfod held in Wales, United Kingdom in 1980; and Top prize in XXIX Concorso Polifonico Internationale, Guido d� Arezzo, Italy in 1981. In 1980 he also conducted the Ave Maria Male Choral and received the top prize for the male choir category at the XXVIII Concorso Polifonico Internationale, Guido d� Arezzo, Italy. He restarted the choir 2002 and 2003 they were voted �Best Choir�in the World Choral Festival in Puebla, Mexico. He was awarded "Excellence in Choral Music by the Pamana Philippine Legacy Association. They also won 4th place at the LLangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 2004. George Hernandez received a California State Recognition in Music Excellence in 2005.