PH’s oldest boys’ choir to stage Christmas concert
By Niceforo Balbedina
November 20, 2018
The oldest existing boys’ choir in the Philippines will continue “to raise their angelic voices in praise of the Virgin Mary and the Christ child” in a one-night-only Christmas concert next month.
The newest generation of the more than 300-year old Tiples de Santo Domingo, the famous boys choir of Santo Domingo Church, will perform a “wide and unique repertoire of classical and contemporary pieces alike,” in a benefit concert at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City at 7pm on Dec. 7.
Produced by the Our Lady of the Rosary La Naval Foundation Inc. and the Santo Domingo Convent, proceeds of the “Papuri: a Christmas concert,” will go to the Tiples’ educational assistance program and other the projects of the foundation.
“We are going back to the time that they were founded, and we are looking at the metamorphosis of the choir from that time until now,” said concert line producer Vic Alcuaz.
“In the first two acts, that’s where the more contemporary and religious songs will be sung together with our guests,” he said.
Special guests include Dulce, Arthur Espiritu, Dean Raul Sunico and the UST Symphony Orchestra.
Renowned film director Floy Quintos and musical director Maestro Eugene delos Santos will also be working together for the concert.
Alcuaz also said that the songs the choir will be singing will revolve around themes of “sharing and generosity” in line with the yuletide season.
“Here in the concert, we’ll see why it’s so wonderful to be in the Philippines in the Christmas time,” he added , “The boys will do that in the final act.”
For all ticketing queries, please contact (02)712-6271 to 72 and look for Rev. Don Go, OP, Bro. Ariel Adolfo, OP and Ms. Mel Badinas for ticket prices and for donations.