Fostering Magic, Music Courage and Hope during Holidays

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Monday, December 9, 2013


IN THE midst of tragic loss of lives, damages to towns, properties and disappointing developments in Philippine Politics that leave much to be desired, the Filipino marches on, and will continue to rise in the knowledge and faith that there is so much to live and be thankful for.

Truth be told, while most of the public and private organizations and companies like us have cancelled Christmas parties or shifted to a more modest and simpler celebration to contribute to Yolanda’s relief and recovery efforts, we cannot however, cancel the Christmas Spirit.

Fostering courage and hope this Christmas takes a musical turn for BCC just last Sunday, December 8, when it held its 10th Christmas Chorale Competition for Elementary, High School and Tertiary divisions.

Please allow me to congratulate all schools and universities for their continuous active participation and support to the Chorale Competition for the last 10 years.
The reason we continue to support this annual chorale is to continue to foster the Christmas Spirit among our youth.

For this year, the bragging rights for each division went to the following: 10TH BCC Chorale Competition Results: Elementary Division Best in Costume: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori

Best in Choreography: Berkeley School Champion: Berkeley School 1st Runner Up: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori 2nd Runner Up: Kiddie Kingdom International School

High School Division Best in Costume: Baguio City National High School Best in Choreography: Baguio City National High School Champion: Baguio City National High School 1st Runner Up: Baguio Seventh-day Adventist School 2nd Runner Up: University of Baguio Preparatory High School

College Division Best in Costume: Bel Canto Singers- University of Baguio Best in Choreography: Bel Canto Singers- University of Champion: Bel Canto Singers- University of Baguio 1st Runner Up: Easter College Baguio 2nd Runner Up: SLU School of Teachers Education
Christmas Highlights and Activities at BCC will carry on the tradition of showcasing themed special events and unique services to delight the Filipino family that loves glorious food, timeless traditions and valued connections through the following events and activities: Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet (on December 24) Beyond traditional themed buffets, wine and cheese parties and brunches we will be offering the Traditional Christmas Day Eggnog (December 25).

On December 27, the Annual Christmas Concert Featuring Sarah Geronimo Live and special guests will be a major highlight as well as the concert of Ramon Jacinto will be showcased on December 28.

The prestigious Nanoy Ilusorio Golf Tournament is also slated on December 30 followed by the New Year’s Eve dinner and ball which will be celebrated at the BCC Ballroom featuring the band Rockin 60s.

Don’t miss the Club’s annual festive fireworks display on December 31 to culminate our year end celebration. We hope to see you at the Club. During the holidays let us not forget the reason for the season, which is to foster faith, hope and love in commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, with our families and loved ones to share it with.

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

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