Hey folks! It’s that rare time of the year where I get invited to perform at a concert. Rev. Ruth Billena invited me to play guitar with an ensemble for this year’s LCSMC concert.
Last 2013, the Lowland Cavite-South Manila Conference of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines invited me to perform at a concert entitled “Musicalitea in Unity” (I hope I got the title correct). Held last September 2013 at the Philippine Christian University Auditorium, I performed as a pianist for a trio (with Pastor Abong Romero on classical guitar and Chay Innocentes on vocals), covering the Filipino Christian classic “Hesus”. I also managed to squeeze in a solo piano performance of my composition entitled “Promises”.
This year, on March 8, I will be functioning as one of the guitar players of a stringed instrument ensemble organized by Rev. Ruth Billena. I will be performing with my usual musical co-conspirator, Pastor Abong Romero (steel-string Yamaha Silent Guitar), as well as with Pastor Joel Gervacio (classical guitar), and Edwin Mariano (violin). We will be performing at the “Hundredfold for The Lord Music Festival”, March 8, 2014, at UCCP-Ellinwood Malate Church’s main sanctuary.
Rehearsals have been great so far, and I am really excited about performing at this event since it has been more than 10 years ago since I last performed at Ellinwood. It’s been that long! Anyway, if you are one of those people who have stumbled upon my post and will be in Ermita or Malate, Manila on the afternoon of March 8, please drop by and enjoy a wonderful p.m. of music with our ensemble plus the rest of the people who will be there. Tickets will be sold at the door for Php 300. Bring your friends, family, and loved ones and, at the very least, realize how wonderful is God’s gift of music to mankind.