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November 24, 2013

A Christmas Offering - A Special Thanksgiving Christmas Concert @ the Ayala Museum

Cultural Arts Events Organizer in partnership with Ayala Museum brings to you a special thanksgiving Christmas concert entitled "A Christmas Offering" on December 3, 2013 at the Ayala Museum at 7:00 in the evening.

This ambitious undertaking is the concerted effort of 27 of the country's finest classical artists bonded together to present one of the most beautiful, dramatic and difficult sacred music ever written -"Petite Messe Solemnelle".

Written by Gioacchino Rossini, one of the pillars of Bel Canto opera era and the genius behind the opera The Barber of Seville and La Cenerentola, the work was written at the twilight of his life as a thanksgiving to God. Maestro Alberto Zedda, a Rossinian specialist said "the Petite Messe Solemnelle can be par with Verdi's Requiem in its dramatic intensity and memorable melodies".

The work opens with a hushed intensity ending with a boisterous high spirits, abound with memorable tunes and rhythmic vitality that brings a delightful and a life-enhancing musical experience." In the original manuscript, Rossini specifically request for four (4) of the finest singers in Italy, 16 chorus members of soloist calibre, 2 piano and 1 harmonium for the premiere and requirement of the work.
The concert features the finest Filipino tenor in the world today, Arthur Espiritu and three of the country's premiere classical artists - soprano Camille Lopez Molina, soprano Margarita Giannellaand bass-baritone Noel Azcona with the prestigious Viva Voce (16 of the most promising young singers today) with pianist Najib Ismail, Farley Asuncion and Melissa Taqueban under the musical direction of Gideon Bendicion and Camille Lopez Molina.
A perfect Christmas experience to remind us of God's gift and a humble thanksgiving. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Home for the Abandoned Elders of the Sisters of the Child Jesus.

Contact Details:
For Tickets, please call COEA at (63 2) 782-7164, (63 918) 347-3027, the MCO Foundation at (63 2) 750-0768 or (63 920) 9540-053, TicketWorld at (63 2) 891-9999. # # #
Ayala Museum
Ayala Center

Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa St., Ayala Center
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Tuesday December 3, 2013

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