JMM at the St. Ignatius Celebration 2007

30 07 2007

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.

JMM Dinner with all artists

12 05 2007

10 May 2007. Thursday. The Jesuit Music Ministry hosted a dinner for all its artists who participated at the Diocesan Youth Assembly. The dinner brought together the UP Filipiniana Dance Group, Musica Chiesa, Canto Cinco (C5), BukasPalad, Hangad, and Mr. Raymond Sajor of Philippine Idol. Mrs. Madde Marante-Casas our Marketing Manager and Fr. Ari Dy SJ, Director of Jescom briefly joined us for dinner.

C5 and Musica Chiesa Retreat

8 05 2007

5-6 May 2007. The retreat of C5 (Canto Cinco) and Musica Chiesa (musicians) finally pushed through last weekend at the Manresa Retreat House of the Hijas de Jesus at Banawe, Quezon City. Some of those who attended the retreat were first-timers, while others have been on this retreat since C5 began as a choir. C5 and Musica Chiesa regularly sing and play at the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass in UP.

Cubao Diocesan Youth Assembly

30 04 2007

29 April 2007. Good Shepherd Sunday. The Diocese of Cubao’s Commission on the Youth led by Fr. Steve Zabala and Fr. Jojo Monis invited the Jesuit Music Ministry to perform in their first Diocesan Youth Assembly at the covered courts of Christ the King Seminary in E. Rodriguez. The crowd’s response to our performances was overwhelming. Our songs were well-received. The young crowd sang and danced with us. The notable performances were as follows.

Noel Cabangon performed Ako’y Mabuting Pilipino and Kanlungan.
Fr. Jboy SJ was emcee.

Hangad sang Magnificat and The Easter Journey
UP Filipiniana Dance Group: Mr. Van Manalo choreographed The Christ Child from the album, Pasko Na! They also performed the opening number, Children of Easter Morn and the finale, Papuri.

Reymond Sajor, Philippine Idol Season 1 sang Sa Yo Lamang, Sandaling Pinakahihintay, and Panunumpa with the young screaming and singing with him.
BukasPalad sang I Seek You for I Thirst and Humayo’t Ihayag — the audienced danced with them.
Musica Chiesa (Church Music) played Children of Easter Morn, Psalm 100, Stand By Me Still, Prayer to a Beautiful God and the medley of JMM songs. They accompanied Reymond Sajor and performed the last salvo: Papuri. Musica Chiesa performs every 11:00 am Sunday mass in UP.
Canto Cinco (C5) sang Make a Joyful Noise/Psalm 100, Stand by Me Still and the JMM Medley of I will sing forever, Anima Christi, Paghahandog, Ito ang Araw, Awit ng Paghahangad, and Tanging Yaman. Soloists were Ayel Olaguer, Jett Galindo, Julius Oliveros of C5, and Marife Villaroman of BukasPalad. The audience sang and waved their hands with us! Amazing!

More pictures here. Am still collecting the pictures from other cameras.

Canto Cinco and Musica Chiesa Lent Recollection

28 03 2007

As part of the formation of those in the Jesuit Music Ministry, all those involved have opportunities for prayer and reflection. Here, on 18 March 2007, Sunday, we spent the whole afternoon after our Sunday UP Mass in prayer, reflection and sharing.