Former National Treasurer and Social Watch Convenor Prof. Leonor Magtolis Briones will be among the singers when the Manila Concert Choir (MCC) will hold its 60th anniversary concert under the baton of Conductor Dr. Romulo G. Pizana on November 6, 2011, 7PM at the Philamlife Theatre, United Nations Avenue, in Manila.
ConsIdered one of the leading choirs in the country, MCC specializes in choral anthems from the masters. MCC also sings negro spirituals, Filipino songs, Broadway hits and popular music.
The first part of the repertoire will feature choral anthems based on music from Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, Gounod and contemporary composer John Rutter. The concert will also feature three other choirs which have given support to Manila Concert Choir over the years: IEMELIF Church Choir, Cosmopolitan Church Chancel Choir and Ellinwood Malate Church Chancel Choir.
MCC conductor Dr. Romulo G. Pizana will be assisted by pianists Mark Olivares and Agape Manigsaca Labuntog. Officers include Prof. Briones, president; Eli Ongtanco and Shirley Nerecina, Vice-Presidents; Fe Alguso and Hope Basiao-Abella Secretaries; and Princess Salcedo Cabrera and Rachel Visaya, Treasurers.
The concert is made possible by Presenter Megawide Construction Corporation, and major sponsors Philippine Veterans Bank, Hongkong Shanghai Banking Corporation, Philamlife Theatre, Lyric Piano Corporation, and a special supporter of Manila Concert Choir. Social Watch Philippines