Disyembre 14, 2011

Namamasko Po! Karoling ng Kabataang Pinoy

The Poster
As the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines declared year 2011 as the Year of the Youth, which started from December 16, 2010 and will end on the same date this year,  a Christmas concert was held at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum last December 10, 2011 by the Archdiocese of Manila's Commission on the Youth and Campus Ministry Office as well as Jesuit Communications Foundation (JesCom). 

Namamasko Po! Karoling ng Kabataang Pinoy carried the theme, "Kabataang Pilipino: Handog sa Bayan at Simbahan." It featured young recognized achievers in the field of entertainment and arts, politics and philanthropy that gave inspirational message to their fellow youth and to the audience. 

(c) Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle

Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle of the Archdiocese of Manila gave a short address to the assembly. 

He reminded the young people and others to bring back the true meaning of Christmas -- "God's self-emptying gift of Himself which we must follow in our lives and what is the real and deeper role of "caroling" in the context of our Christmas Filipino Traditional Celebrations."

The Stage

Musician Friends of the Jesuits
The orchestra is rehearsing
Multi-awarded youth groups performed on stage and generously shared their talents for a meaningful event of the Church. Among them were Claret Hataw, Hail Mary the Queen Children's Choir, Kilyawan Boys Choir, Las Pinas Boys Choir and the University of the East Chorale.  There were other chorale from different colleges and universities such as Centro Escolar University Singers, Adamson Chorale, De La Salle University Chorale, Polytechic University of the Philippines Bagong Himig Serenata,  also included were the Centro Escolar University Moving Hands, the St. Paul University Animators and dancers and the Young Peacemakers on Campus. Songs were accompanied by the Musician Friends of the Jesuits. 

Jovit Baldivino rehearsing
Yeng Constantino, Jovit Baldivino and Markki Stroem also sang their carols. 

Carelle Mangaliag and Ding Dong Dantes gave their inspirational messages. 

Andrei Felix and Gretchen Fullido were the hosts.

This joyful and youthful event was focused on the youth, the Catholic Church aims to increase awareness of their plight and promote the youth's active role in the church and society. 

Performers and Staffs Praying

After the successful of  World Youth Day Madrid to Manila Overnight Vigil  last August 20 and 21, that gathered as much as 12,000 youths from all over the country, this major concert followed. 

The Christmas Concert will be aired on Studio 23, December 18, 2011 (Sunday), 10 pm. :)

...let the show begin. :)

Hosts: Andrei Felix and Gretchen Fullido
The audience

After Msgr. Vincent Bauson Opening Remarks, the CEU Moving Hands performed "Tell The World of His Love" for Doxology

...CEU Moving Hands also performed "Sana Ngayong Pasko" with Jovit Baldivino

Due to technical and lights problems, we mimed with those lights ON and WITHOUT black lights. As they say, "The show must go on." and nevertheless I know each one of us gave our hearts during the performances and PROUD to represent Centro Escolar University.

The orchestra played "Sana Ngayong Pasko"

Andrei Felix and Jovit Baldivino
Jovit Baldivino also sang "Ang Pasko'y Pag-ibig"

...After that CEU Singers...

CEU Singers (Manila and Makati) rehearsing

Carelle Mangaliag taught everyone at SMART-Araneta Coliseum how to be AMAZING...through her inspirational message and dance. :) Lahat ng tao sa Coliseum ay naki sayaw sa kanya at naging amazing. 

Then Claret Hataw showcased their talent in dancing. No wonder why those boys won 2nd Place at the Skechers Streetdance Battle 7. Napatili ang mga kabataang babae at napahanga nila ang bawat tao sa Coliseum. In the middle of their performance, their music stopped and forced them to finish their dance routine. Another technical problem.  Anyway, continue to STEP. MOVE. DANCE. HATAW -- Claret Hataw! :) 

Markki Stroem
He sang "You Raise Me Up" and "O Holy Night".

Chorale after Chorale...Carols after Carols...Performance after Performance

Dingdong Dantes
Dingdong said something about his advocacy and foundation and encouraged the young people to participate in the work of Nation building. 

Yeng Constanino performed "Pasko sa Pinas"...
and "Hawak Kamay"

Yeng rocked these people with her performance!
A Prayer of the Youth also happened that lead the whole congregation to a youth prayer composed by the youth.
As the highlight of the concert Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle made one of us remember the true meaning of Christmas. He also serenaded the audience with his song. He sang "Christmas in Our Hearts" *galing ni Archbishop kumanta. :)

Before the concert ends chorales from CEU and Adamson sang Pasko Medley.

May everyone live the true spirit of  Christmas.
Merry Christmas 
and Happy New Year!

my pass

Catch Namamasko Po! Karoling ng Kabataang Pinoy on Studio 23, December 18, 2011 (Sunday), 10 pm. :)

***MY REAL EMOTIONS about the concert was revealed on another blog post. :)

***sources: www.mariansolidarity.com

photo credit: James Banaag

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