Thursday, August 19, 2010

Loboc Children's Choir in concert at PETA Theater Center

The world-renowned Loboc Children's Choir, which currently performs live choral music for the PETA production "Ang Post Office" (a Filipino adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore's play "The Post Office"), will hold a concert titled "In the Loboc Heartland" on September 8, 2010, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., at the PETA Theater Center (No 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila QC).

Their showdates for "Ang Post Office," meanwhile, are on the following dates: September 3-6, 10-12, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The choir chants and sings songs inspired by the fusion of three musical motifs: Philippine ethnic styles, Asian sounds and western music.

For their concert, the choir will be singing a combination of classical, folk, modern, pop and show choir pieces, as well as special numbers with two other local artists, Noel Cabangon and Bodjie Pascua.

In its 23 years of existence, the Loboc Children's Choir has received great adulation and admiration from local and international audiences. However, the Loboc Children's Choir is heard not only in concert halls or auditoriums, but also in prisons, hospitals, orphanages and homes for the aged.

Dubbed a "cultural treasure" of its home province of Bohol, the choir started as an ordinary school choir, established to perform during school and community events. Composed of 30 schoolchildren between nine and thirteen years old, who all attend the Loboc Central Elementary School, the choir eventually blossomed into most outstanding choirs on the local and global scenes.

It garnered two major awards in 2003 at the Europe and its Songs 6th International Folksong Choir Festival--First Prize in the Children's Choir category, and the Europe and its Songs 2003 Cup, for having achieved the overall highest mark in all categories, surpassing the marks of 12 other international choirs.

The choir has also excellently promoted the country and its hometown through concerts and productions in the USA (1996, 2008), Europe (2003), China (2000, 2005, 2007), and Korea (2004), and has held very successful concerts in Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany and Switzerland.

The PETA Theater Center concert is supported by the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, UNESCO Commission for the Philippines, MISEREOR/KZE and Zest Airways Inc.

For inquiries and reservations, call 7256244, 410821 or 0917-8044428.


Marinelle said...

I cannot miss this opportunity. I would love to be in the audience when they perform. Thank you. :)

Andy Rogers said...

I’ve seen how this choir group sang, I honestly I was impressed. They sing like professional singers. keep up the good work children.

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