ABS-CBN NEWS (MANILA, PHILIPPINES) -- In 1983, Hernandez moved to the U.S. to pursue his studies in other disciplines of music and took a hiatus from choral conducting. He completed his studies in piano, voice and choral conducting at the San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
“Singing with several choirs in the San Francisco Bay Area reminded Professor Hernandez of his choir days in UP,” member Michael Gil Magnaye said. “He decided to reestablish Saringhimig Singers in the Bay Area to showcase the Filipino artistry and culture in the U.S.
“There were several members from the UP Saringhimig Singers who moved to the U.S. and some of them lived in the Bay Area. They were the core group along with other choral singers that joined the Philippine Saringhimig Singers.”