One in a Song: A Concert for a Cause-A A +A
Monday, January 28, 2013
PARENTS, teachers and supporters of Senior Sto. Nino were inspired and entertained in a night of worship songs and heartwarming performances by students and priests in a concert dubbed "One in a Song."
Filipino priests of the Order of St. Augustine (OSA) in Cebu organized the event for a cause. The proceeds of the concert will go to the scholarship program of the Colegio del Santo Niño and to the expansion project of the Catholic school in San Fernando, Cebu, as well as, to the Sto. Niño Children Welfare Foundation, among others.
Among those who entertained the crowd were young members of the Colegio del Santo Nino Violin and Guitar Ensemble and the Rondalla, who played Celine Dion’s “To Love you More” and the locally popular hit song “Pusong Bato.”
The first set of songs in Saturday’s concert was religious and inspirational - performed by Fr. Nicholas Echeveria, Colegio del Santo Nino pupil Trisha Ann Gatchalian, and the Augustinian novices.
Jessie J’s “Price Tag” and Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” were also performed during the second set by Colegio del Santo Niño’s young talents.
Professional performers Primus Band also graced the stage with the Chanticlers and Angel Kim Acosta, who performed more hit pop songs like Selena Gomez’ “Love you like a Love Song.”
The audience was even more entertained and amazed when the third batch of performers showcased their versatility on stage. Fr. Rudy Bugna, Fr. Aladdin Luzon, Fr. Leonard Realiza and Fr. Dominic Don who are dubbed as the Augustinian singing friars awakened the crowd after performing “Katawan” of Hagibis.
People were raising and waving their hands, and some were also singing along, when the young Augustinian friars in their black and gray suits performed popular hits of Bruno Mars. They even danced the famous dance craze of famous Korean singer Psy.
The roaring night didn’t end without the most awaited production of Fr. Jonas Mejares, rector of the Basilica del Sto. Niño.
Fr. Mejares is also recognized by many as the singing priest of the Basilica, who always perform a song number during his homily. Fr. Mejares has performed classic original Pinoy music last Saturday night.
The ‘One in a Song’ concert conveys that music connects people despite the differences of individuals. It showed that a song can create unity among God’s people.