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.

Valentines Concert Successful!

19 02 2007

14 February 2007. JMM holds its Valentines Concert at SM Megamall featuring Noel Cabangon, C5, Bukaspalad and Hangad.

The JMM Christmas Concert at Shangri-la EDSA

18 12 2006

15 December 2006. The overwhelming success of the Jesuit Music Ministry’s Christmas Concert at Shangri-la Plaza EDSA Mall is evidenced by the audience who stayed to listen to 7 groups, singing 5 songs each. The show began with Mr. Noel Cabangon, and followed by Himig Heswita & friends, Jay Gomez & Bong Rosario for the Vespers album series, Canto Cinco (C5), BukasPalad, Hangad and the UP Singing Ambassadors. The event was organized by Madde Marante, our marketing director, to promote our Christmas albums as well as providing venues where all JMM artists come together in thanksgiving to God who is with us. The title of the concert was Child Emmanuel. In the audience was crooner Basil Valdez who popularized Hindi Kita Malilimutan, a JMM original.

Promotions at JMM

16 11 2006

Promotions is Opening Opportunities for a Meaningful Faith in God

I have always viewed promotions not just a marketing device for our albums and products, but providing opportunities for others to get to hear our songs and perhaps through our songs, their life of faith becomes deeper.

St. Paul said that the love and mercy of God is mediated through people, but it is the power of the Holy Spirit who gives rebirth and renewal. When we have concerts and choir services, we notice people who are moved to tears. We know that we have lent our voices to a particular song, but it is God who touches their hearts.

When albums are released, launches are organized. Fr. Arnel Aquino SJ and Himig Heswita gives a simple, prayer concert for Lauds 7 at the Cardinal Sin Center, Loyola School of Theology; a bigger prayer concert for Stand By Me Still in Cebu, Manila and a US Tour. Jay Gomez and Bong Rosario provides soothing flute and guitar renditions for Vespers. Hangad and Bukaspalad organizes school and church concerts. Recently, both of them went to the US for a series of concerts promoting Easter Journey (Hangad) and God of Silence (BukasPalad). Both have been invited to parish concert fund-raisers or album promotions.

Last year, all artists of JMM came together for a Christmas concert at Sto. Nino de Padua chapel in Greenbelt: Himig Heswita, Canto Cinco, Jay Gomez & Bong Rosario, Noel Cabangon, Hangad and BukasPalad. Small renditions were done at Gateway Mall in Cubao.

Last October, Hangad had a concert to celebrate 15 years and to promote their Christmas card with CD, A Wish for Christmas, at the Greenbelt Chapel, Makati City. This year, a series of concerts for Christmas celebrates the season. Here is the schedule:

December 1, Hangad, SM Megamall, Activity Center, Friday, 7:30 PM.

December 15, JMM’s All-Stars (BukasPalad, Hangad, Noel Cabangon, Jay Gomez & Bong Rosario, Canto Cinco, and Himig Heswita), Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Friday, 7:30 PM.

December 22, BukasPalad, SM Megamall, Activity Center, Friday, 7:30 PM.


Friday, November 17, 7:30 PM: Jazzfest for US Embassy, Carlos P. Romulo Theater, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

Saturday, November 18, 6:30 PM: Polo Bethlehem Club, Valenzuela Auditorium

Saturday, December 9, 7:00 PM: Fr. Mimo Prayer Concert, UP Diliman.

Sunday, December 17, 7:30 PM: Mary Mother of the Church Parish, Las Pinas.

Wednesday, December 20, 6:30 PM: Christmas Concert at The Peninsula Manila, Makati City.


Saturday, November 25, 7:00 PM: Aming Simbahan, Ating Tahanan, St. Joseph Parish, Carmona, Cavite

Saturday, December 2: Culion, Palawan

Saturday, December 9: Season of Praise, Pentecost Parish, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Saturday, December 16, 6:00 PM: Glorietta 2, to be aired on IBC 13

Sunday, December 17, 7:00 PM: Concert and Mass at the Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University.

Thursday, December 21, 6:30 PM: Christmas Concert at The Peninsula Manila, Makati City.

*Hangad concert in Greenbelt; Vespers launch at the Church of the Gesu; Noel Cabangon on location for his MTV; Hangad on stage; BukasPalad pictorial.