In 1999, the Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Choir was conceived primarily as a parish choir at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Quezon City. They turned trans-parochial when they became part of the music ministry of the Mary the Queen Parish in Greenhills in 2001 and at Christ the King Parish in Greenmeadows in 2004. Today, the choir continues to serve these parishes, grounded on its core values of excellence, commitment, discipline, service and prayer.
Through the expert choral musicianship of Prof. Ma. Theresa Vizconde-Roldan and Music Director, Jude Roldan, the choir has evolved into a world class concert chorale. Spanning nineteen years, HMtQCC lays claim to many firsts in their choir story: the first Filipino Champion in the Bremen Choir Olympic in Germany in 2004, the First Children’s Choir of the World in the 67 th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in North Wales, United Kingdom in 2013. In June 2015, they were the first Asian choir to be invited at the Pacific International Choral Festivals in Eugene, Oregon, USA. They were also the featured artist at the Oregon Bach Festival on the House concert held at the prestigious Hult Center.
The choir’s commitment to service started when several organizations asked their help in their fund-raising projects or for artistic exhibition. They performed for diplomatic gatherings at Malacañan Palace and rendered concert series in the Greater Los Angeles, USA in 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2015. They also performed at Disneyland in 2007, 2011 and 2015. In January 2015, the choir sang for Pope Francis during his encounter with the youth and recorded together with Ms. Jamie Rivera, “We are All God’s Children”, the official theme song for the Papal Visit.
In recognition of their multi-awards, they received the Ani ng Dangal from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in 2009, 2013 and 2014. In June 2015, the honourable mayor of Eugene, Oregon, Kitty Piercy proclaimed June 24, 2015 as the Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Choir Day in honor of their exemplary feat.
Their most recent travels are geared towards performances as a festival guest choir. Sponsored by Chorale Moments of Singapore, they performed at the prestigious hall of the School of the Arts in February 2016. In August of the same year, they attended the 6th World Vision 2016 International Children’s Choir Festival in Seoul, Korea where they performed alongside five prestigious choirs across all continents. Last August 2018, they went to Europe to perform in Herning and Ebeltoft, Denmark and they attended the 12th International Choral Festival and Conducting Mastercourse in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, which was sponsored by the Cantemus Choral Institute.
What sets this choir apart is their resounding call, “Our song, Our prayer”, which permeates their every performance.