The Panday Tinig Choral Ensemble is a non-profit and charitable organization, registered under the Canada Corporations Act. The Ensemble is composed of men and women of Filipino origin, residing in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Its objective is to share and promote
Philippine musical heritage through choral presentations.
Since its inception in 1985, the Panday Tinig has been presenting musical benefits and concerts to aid victims of disasters in the Philippines, Quebec (Canada) and Southeast Asia. Its participation in various Montreal events has enhanced the Filipino presence in this city's multicultural community. Its concert performances in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and New York's Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, has contributed in the promotion and appreciation of Philippine choral music.
The Panday Tinig has produced two compact discs and part of the sales profit goes to the annual Montreal Gazette Christmas fund for the needy. The Ensemble maintains a music scholarship at Silliman University in the Philippines for gifted music students who need financial assistance. The Panday Tinig has a newsletter publication, the TAMBULI, as its networking tool.
In the year 2004, the "BANAAG" Philippine presidential award was presented to the Panday Tinig Choral Ensemble at the Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines, "in recognition of its dedication to expressing the richness of Philippine heritage and for lending their voices towards humanitarian activities in Canada and in the Philippines."
In 2000, the Panday Tinig was the recipient of the "Most outstanding Filipino-Canadian organization" award, under the auspices of the Binibining Pilipinas group, Toronto, Canada.
The Panday Tinig Choral Ensemble is led by Paul Imperial, music director, and Editha Fedalizo, pianist and coordinator.