30 September 2007. Fun was at the Kantahan at Tugtugan the Richie Fernando Covered Courts, Loyola House of Studies, Ateneo de Manila University. The Jesuit Music Ministry's Canto Cinco Chorale (C5) and Musica Chiesa held a choir training for the choirs of 13 chapels in Payatas. The choirs were organized by Sch. Francis Alvarez SJ and theologians. The program included a talk on Liturgical music and how to choose the songs, the proper way of singing, posture, etc. The repertoire done at the Workshop were advent and Christmas songs. The food was sponsored by JMM and Jollibee. More pictures here and here and here.
30 September 2007. Sunday. Himig Heswita was the guest choir of the 11AM Student Sunday mass in the University of the Philippines. They were accompanied by Musica Chiesa. Himig Heswita sang Arnel Aquino's "Good It Is" for the Responsorial Psalm and "I love the Lord" for Communion.
COMING OUT OF A CAVE
Before that night, I didn't even know of Bukas Palad.
Surprisingly, many people were already celebrating its 20th year of existence!
But not only that.
I didn't even know that we seminarians have been singing songs made by them!
We have been singing I will Sing Forever forever.
That concert introduced me to new things. i enjoyed them, particularly Hangganan and
O Hesus Aking Kaibigan.
With that experience, I came out of an old cave, and saw day.
That night at the Gesu changed me.
25 August 2007. BukasPalad celebrates 20 years with a double-CD Album launch at the Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University.
29 July 2007. The Jesuit Music Ministry provided the excellent music at the Philippine Province Celebration. Fr. Manoling Francisco SJ was the music director and conductor. Himig Heswita's Sch. Ernald Andal SJ and Mark Lopez SJ were music coordinators. Fr. Arnel Aquino SJ on the clavinova, and Sch. Junjun del Monte SJ on the keyboard. The musicians were members of the UP Musica Chiesa with Cynthia Sanchez assisting in the arrangements. JMM artists and choirs (Barangka Choir, Tinig Barangka, Canto Cinco C5, BukasPalad, Hangad, Urban Bliss) composed the composite choir for the celebration. With Fr. Danny Huang SJ, Provincial.
22 July 2007. The 2nd night of Himig Heswita's Healing Concert, "Come to Jesus" at the Cardinal Sin Center, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University.