Thursday, April 29, 2010

Misa Baclayana marks the opening of National Heritage Month

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Filipino Heritage Festival, Inc. invites you to Misa Baclayana, a thanksgiving mass that marks the grand opening of the 2010 National Heritage Month, on

Friday, 30 April 2010
5:30 p.m.
Manila Cathedral
Intramuros, Manila

Misa Baclayana, a musical score for the mass impressive for its depth and beautiful harmony, was completed in 1827 and discovered in Baclayon Church in Bohol a few years ago.

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The mass features the Loboc Children’s Choir, who won first prize and earned the Gold Medal in the Children’s Choir category in the 6th International Folksongs Festival "Europe and Its Songs" held in Barcelona in 2003. The choir also received the grand prize, the Festival Cup, for achieving the overall highest mark in all categories, besting 12 other choirs from all over the world.

The Misa Baclayana will be officiated by His Excellency Jesus A. Dosado, CM-DD, archbishop of Ozamiz, Misamis Occidental. Accompanying organist will be Alejandro Consolacion of the Manila Cathedral and the Las Piรฑas Boys’ Choir.

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