The Papal Nuncio delivers a brief message after being presented with a token of appreciation for his support. (Photo by Bro. Dennis Amarante)
08 April 2018 -- His Excellency, Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, and Fr. Rui Carlos Lopes, O.P., Promoter General of the Dominican Laity both graced this year's Alab ng Puso Easter Thanksgiving Concert held at the University of Santo Tomas.
Now on its tenth season, the Easter concert is held annually by Alab-Veritas-Caritas foundation, the Dominican Laity of the Philippine Province, and their partners. The concert features the musical expertise of Lay Dominicans and their partner organizations and communities. This year also showcased cultural presentations from the different Lay Dominican regions in the country.
Rev. Fr. Napoleon B. Sipalay Jr., O.P., Prior Provincial of the Dominican Province of the Philippines, delivers his welcome remarks. (Photo by Bro. Dennis Amarante)
The Promoter General, Fr. Rui Carlos Lopes, OP, rendered a beautiful song in honor of the Blessed Mother. He was accompanied by the UST Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by Bro. Dennis Amarante)
Performances included those by the representatives of the six (6) different Lay Dominican regions from up and down the country. (Photo by Bro. Dennis Amarante)
Psalterion, a choir composed of seminarians from the University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary. (Photo by Bro. Dennis Amarante)
Marian Evangelization Community (Photo by Bro. Dennis Amarante)
Dr. Raul Sunico, former president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and former Dean of the UST Conservatory of Music. (Photo by Bro. Dennis Amarante)
Fellow Lay Dominicans, Dr. Eugene delos Santos, OP (Tenor) and Prof. Thea Perez, OP (Soprano). (Photo by Bro. Dennis Amarante)
For the finale, the combined choirs performed the Hallelujah from Handel's Messiah, accompanied by the UST Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by Bro. Dennis Amarante)
Young Thomasian Professionals Lay Dominican Group
Santísimo Rosario Parish, University of Santo Tomás
España Boulevard, Manila 1015 Philippines