CCP goes to the coastal city of Malabon

The free concert will be held at the more than four-hundred-year-old church

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will hold a concert titled "Huni Mula sa Sacrista" at the 408-year-old San Bartolome Parish Church on Feb. 28, 2023, at 4 p.m. in Malabon City. The special concert is presented in cooperation with the Diocese of Caloocan and the City Government of Malabon. Admission is free.

'Huni Mula sa Sacrista' poster

Featured performers are homegrown artists Kabataang Gitarista (KG), violinist Jobry Cimafranca, and the Male Ensemble Philippines.  

The program includes Aba, Ginoong Maria (Manoling Francisco, SJ arr. F Sy-Changco III); El Relicario (Jose Padilla arr. J. Valdez), Motivo Barroco (Celso Machado), Usahay (Greg Labja arr. F. Sy-Changco III), Pamulinawen (Ilocano folksong arr. M. Carpio), Limang Dipang Tao (Ryan Cayabyab arr. M. Carpio), Nais Ko (Ryan Cayabyab arr. M. Carpio); Tico-Tico, Rainbow, Di Na Natuto, Huwag Ka Nang Umiyak, Basil Valdez Medley, Panalangin (Apo Hiking Society), How Deep is Your Love and Buwan.

KG is a group of high school students currently being trained in classical guitar. The students receive free classical guitar training under Dr. Ivar-Nicholas Fojas, Fernando Sy-Changco III, David Tiongson, and Edel Mark Bitao through the support of sponsors. The program was started by the CCP Artist Training Division in 2012, and currently has around twenty guitarists training under the program.

Violinist Jobry Cimafranca hails from Toledo City, Cebu, and is a noted rising star in the virtuoso violinist scene. Cimafranca started violin lessons under scholarship from the Cebu Youth Symphony Orchestra Development Program in 1997. Since then, he has been a consistent prizewinner at the solo violin category of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA). He has also performed as a soloist and orchestra player in Taiwan, Sydney, and Thailand. 

Male Ensemble Philippines is a group of singers from multi-award winning choral groups bound by passion and love for ensemble singing. The group’s mission is to promote Philippine culture and arts through music.  

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