The Bukas Palad Music Ministry—the choral group behind such liturgical tunes as "Tanging Yaman," "Sa ’Yo Lamang," "Humayo’t Ihayag," and "Hindi Kita Malilimutan"—will soon release its latest album titled To Love and Serve: Bukas Palad Chants.
The album launch will be launched during its free concert on December 11, 7:30 pm, at the Church of the Gesu, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City.
To Love and Serve is the first of three albums that the group is producing to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2011. The album features 10 new original chants of different themes and genres, all of which invite listeners to engage in deep prayer and worship. The sung verses are continually repeated, with words and melodies that are easily learned and followed.
Seeking more ways to reinvigorate the Filipino spirit, Bukas Palad writes, records, and performs religious music, releasing albums that meet the growing need for more inspirational music.
The group has also collaborated with such artists as Lea Salonga, Noel Cabangon, Jett Pangan, Cookie Chua, and Regine Velasquez to give their recordings greater mass appeal.
To Love and Serve, Bukas Palad’s 14th studio album, is produced by the Jesuit Music Ministry, and is available at Universal Records outlets.