First Christmas Musical set

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

An event dubbed the “First Christmas Musical” set Dec. 16-23 in various venues in Bacolod City will showcase the musical talents of Bacolod and Negros Occidental.

The event, which is free to the public, will kick off on Dec. 16 at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall featuring community singing of Christmas carols accompanied by large ensembles of strings and winds.

The Christmas Musical goes to the Bacolod public plaza on Dec. 17 until
Dec. 23, with performances by children from the Welcome Home Foundation, Kalipay Foundation, Education and Training Center School-III on the 17th.


Performers on the 18th are the Central Philippine Adventist College (CPAC) Chorale and Orchestra, Negros Mission Academy, and Hedytrils Chorale.

On the 19th, the event will feature the Domingo Lacson National High School Z-Club performers sponsored by the Zonta Club of Bacolod.

At the plaza, the GMA Kapuso Baranggayan will also be held.

Performers on the 21st at the plaza are the La Salle Chorale Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA), Amity Volunteer Fire Brigade and Bacolod City National High School while on the 22nd, the Gardenville Youth Ministry Choir and CPAC Chorale and Orchestra.

The culmination on Dec. 23 will feature performers from the Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology of Sagay City. Winners of the Bacolod City Barangay Parol and Arches competition will also be announced.

The First Christmas Musical is sponsored by the Bacolod Cultural Foundation Inc. (BCFI), Central Philippine Adventist College, and Negros Cultural Foundation Inc. (NCF) in cooperation with the City Government of Bacolod, Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, and Office of Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson.

Organizers are Elsie Gonzaga, social relations officer of the BCFI; Betsy Locsin, event chairperson; Dr. Heidy Cerna, head of CPAC Music Department, musical director; and Marilyn Gamboa, president of NCF. (CNC)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on December 10, 2013.


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