The Loboc Children's Choir will perform in QC on September 8

Aug 23, 2010
The Loboc Children's Choir will hold a concert titled In the Loboc Heartland on September 8, 2010 at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City.

MANILA, Philippines—Voices, so pure and angelic, burst through the gathering silence and darkness of the tropical evening as thirty children get together for their daily choir rehearsals. Most evenings like this happen at the center of the small town of Loboc, the "Music Town" of the island Province of Bohol. The angelic voices belong to The Loboc Children's Choir.

This group started as an ordinary school choir, established to perform during school and community events. Composed of thirty schoolchildren between 9 and 13 years old, who all attend the Loboc Central Elementary School, the choir has blossomed into one of the most outstanding choirs in the Philippines today.

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

The choir has also promoted the country and it's hometown Bohol, through their concerts and productions in the United States (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.

Luckily, the choral, dubbed as the "cultural treasure" of their home province, is having a short trip in Manila. For the two weeks that they are here, their voices will echo brightly within the walls of Quezon City's artistic hub: The PETA Theater Center. It is in this venue where they will perform a live vocal score for PETA's newest play, Ang Post Office, and present a concert of their own.

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.

As a live vocal choral for the play Ang Post Office the choir will be chanting and singing songs that are inspired by the fusion of three musical motifs: Philippine Ethnic styles, Asian Modes and Western Music.

In its 23 years of existence, the choir has received great adulation and admiration from an overwhelmingly impressed local and international audience. However, the Loboc Children's Choir is not only heard in concert halls or auditoriums, but also in prisons, hospitals, orphanages, and homes for the aged, where its music of hope, love, and joy also find its meaning.

The award-winning choir will perform for PETA's Ang Post Office on the following dates: September 3-6, 10-12, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Their concert titled In the Loboc Heartland will be on September 8, 2010, Wednesday, 7:30 P.M., at the PETA Theater Center (No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City).

This project is supported by Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), UNESCO Commission for the Philippines, MISEREOR/KZE and Zest Airways Inc.

For inquiries and reservations, please call PETA Marketing and Public Relations at Tel. Nos. 725-6244, 410-821 or 0917-8044428.

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