JMM Releases New Songbook

1 10 2008

1 October 2008. The Jesuit Music Ministry released a new songbook. The objective is simplicity. This songbook contains the musical scores of two albums, Prayers from the Upper Room and Sing of Him, produced by the Religious of the Cenacle and the Jesuit Music Ministry. As articulated by the introduction of the album, Prayers from the Upper Room, the inspiration of these albums is the Cenacle (latin,”coenaculum”), where the Last Supper took place, where Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, where He returned after the Ascension. It was the place where Mary and the disciples “devoted themselves to prayer” (Acts 1, 14) until the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

 

These songs are therefore intended for quiet and communal prayer. The notes and arrangements are stripped to the basic melody and a few lines for harmony, with only an exception for a SATB choir. The songs from the album, Sing of Him, are for duets. Though the songs can be sung in big occasions, the feel and mood of these arrangements express an intimacy found in the gathering of family, friends or small communities, all remembering the Lord in prayer and liturgy.

This songbook is available at all Tanging Yaman stores at the Jescom building and Loyola House of Studies in Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City; at Gateway Mall (near LRT station) and at the 5th floor, SM Megamall (outside of the SM Megamall Chapel).





Creative Liturgy Workshop

27 09 2008

26-27 September 2008. Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ gave a workshop on Creative Liturgy to the seminarians of St. Augustine Major Seminary, Tagaytay City. Frances Batac and the formators, Frs. Caloy Paglicawan and Mimo Perez invited Fr. Jboy to the seminary. Topics were Liturgical Music, Dance and Art.

Tol, Jude, Bong, Bonn, Rey, Jayson, Renz, RD, Jam, Tata, Bernie, Jay, Bel, Aljohn, Rico, Von, Raymund, Christian and Roy





JMM Artists at the 29th Manila Bookfair

15 09 2008

14 September 2008. Musica Chiesa, Canto Cinco, Hangad and Bukaspalad performed at the 29th Manila International Book Fair at the SM Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. The Bookfair began on the 12th and end on the 16th.

 

Musica Chiesa

Canto Cinco (C5)

Hangad

Bukaspalad





Hangad: Noon at Ngayon Concert Video

6 09 2008




Hangad: Noon at Ngayon Concert

6 09 2008

Kung aawit ako nang mag-isa, awit ko’y awitin nga ba?”

Block off your calendars for Hangad: Noon at Ngayon, a 10th
 anniversary concert for Hangad’s first album titled “Hangad”. The show will feature inspirational and liturgical standards from Hangad’s repertoire — some in their original form, others with fresh newarrangements — such as Panunumpa, Pananatili, and Pag-Ibig Ko.

Moreover, the show features the launch of a commemorative 5-track CD,also titled Hangad: Noon at Ngayon, featuring new arrangements of well-loved songs mostly from Hangad’s first album, plus the first-time release of the upbeat “Walang Ibang Hangad.”

Hangad : Noon at Ngayon will be held at 7 PM on August 30, 31 and September 7, 2008at the St Stanislaus Chapel of the Ateneo High School, Ateneo de ManilaUniversity, Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Mass preceeds the concert at 530 PM. Special guest choirs: Ateneo College Ministry Group Choir, Coro Degli Angeli and The Symphony.

Tickets are at Php150, which covers entrance to the show and a copy of the commemorative CD “Hangad: Noon at Ngayon.” Additional “Hangad:Noon at Ngayon” CD’s can be purchased at Php100 each. For more information contactmail@hangad.com.





Bukaspalad at WYD 2008

2 08 2008

BukasPalad sang at the Cultural Night of Magis08 at St. Ignatius College, Riverview and during the Youth Festival at St. Aloysius College in Sydney. They sang with other delegates of Magis08. Magis08 was the largest single group in World Youth Day: 12,000 young people from all over the world.

 

 

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Toto Sorioso’s Laging Nandiyan

27 06 2008

 

Toto Sorioso performs for Robbie Grande’s fund-raising event called, Soundcheck. Robbie is Toto’s co-sound engineer at Jescom. Laging Nandiyan is Toto’s original composition and can be found in two albums, “Totoismo” and the CGE album available at Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan, Ateneo de Manila University.