Sonus juventus

Sonus juventus

The Sonus Juventus choir (Latin, "the sound of the youth") is the official choir of the University of Baguio Science High School. The group was started in 1992 as a venue for artistic expression in the field of music for the students of the school. It is currently Baguio City's longest existing high school choir with an average membership of 25 singers per school year.

Since then, the Sonus Juventus has won numerous awards in various choral and music competitions. They have also performed concerts in Baguio and provinces. The choir is also regularly invited to perform and compete in many international choral competitions and festivals, having successfully qualified for the ‘Isola Del Sole’ International Choir Competition in Italy, and the Budapest International Choir Competitions in Hungary, both in 2002.

The Sonus Juventus also has the distinction of being the last high school champions of the defunct Saniweng Christmas Choral Competitions and the first high school Champions of the 2005 Camp John Hay Chorale Competition.

The choir is currently under the tutelage of Gomi Lao, a professional composer and arranger.


  • Champions (Overall and Open Division), Baguio Himig Pasko Choir Competition, December 2006
  • 1st Runner-up (Mixed Voice Choir with College groups), University of Baguio Choir Competition, December 2006
  • Champions (High School Division), Camp John Hay Chorale Competition - Himig Tagisan, December 2005
  • 1st Runner-up (Mixed Voice Choir with College groups), University of Baguio Choir Competition, December 2005
  • 1st Runner-up (High School Division), National Music Competitions for Young Artists, September 2002
  • Champions (High School Division), University of the Philippines College Baguio Saniweng, December 2000


  • United States Ambassador's Christmas Party, U.S. Ambassador's Residence Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Philippines - December 2006
  • Tunog Pasko, SM City Baguio, December 2006
  • Christmas Gifts II, Camp John Hay Manor Hotel, Baguio City, Philippines - December 2005
  • Seasons of Love, Baguio City, Philippines, February 2004
  • Christmas Gifts, Lepanto Theater, Mankayan, Benguet, Philippines - December 2002
  • Christmas Gifts, University of Baguio Gym, Baguio City, Philippines - December 2002

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