The Upsilon Sigma Phi mourns the loss of Fellow Conrado “Dondi” C. Ong III ’88, who passed away at the age of 55 on December 28, 2021.
Dondi was an acclaimed Filipino artist. He has been featured as a vocal soloist in several programs for the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Manila Chamber Orchestra, and Clarion Chamber Orchestra. He also performed the roles of King Rayo in Lucrecia Kasilag’s Why Flowers Bloom in May and Rodolfo in Giacomo Puccini’s Le Bohème.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, from UP Diliman and was given the Presidential Distinguished Alumni Service Award by the UP Alumni Association in 2011.
In 2012, he was the only Filipino to the join the touring cast of Phantom of the Opera as Piangi, the production’s principal tenor.
Throughout his life and career, he manifested the Upsilonian imperative of excellence. He was elevated to the Aliw Awards Hall of Fame in 2016 after receiving the Best Male Classical Performer Award thrice in 2009, 2011, and 2014.
We join the country in remembering his passion and contributions to the Filipino music industry.
Brother, when we see you in the sun, we shall tell you much.
Source: Upsilon Sigma Phi Facebook post