Concert at the Park ushers SPU Manila’s 105th year

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By Renz Arnie S. Rogayan

Date: March 20, 2017Posted by: One Paulinian

Songs and dances were featured in the Concert at the Park, which marked the launching of the 105th anniversary of St. Paul University Manila, in the Open-Air Auditorium, Rizal Park on January 22, 2017.

Paulinian talents from the College of Music and the Performing Arts (CMPA) and the Paulinian Dance Troupe (PDT) astounded the crowd with their numbers.
“It is fitting that we launch our anniversary with a concert of songs and dances because our school has been known for these and another art form: drama,” University President, Sister Ma. Evangeline Anastacio, SPC, said in her welcome remarks.

“It is all the more fitting that we celebrate it here, in the City of Manila, where the school was born and continues to thrive. And it is most fitting that we celebrate this milestone in our history in this historic place, witness to many significant events in our country’s history,’ she added.

Some of the performances were: SPU Manila Chorale and Large Vocal Ensemble’s “A New Year Dawns with Grace and Hope” by Jon Paige and Brad Nix; PDT’s “Sinulog” and modern hip-hop dance number; songs from Jean Luc Dinglasan, Jedessa Calacday, Icon Leander Fernandez, Jan Kevin Cuizon, and Alexandrea Seraspe.

The finale was “A Jubilant Psalm,” adapted from Psalms 8 and 67 by Emily Crocker and “Te Deum,” composed by Sister Maria Anunciata Sta. Ana, SPC, and arranged by Dr. Raul M. Sunico, which were interpreted by the SPU Manila Chorale and Large Vocal Ensemble, with Sister Anunciata conducting.

The Paulinian Hymn, composed by Francisco Santiago, closed the concert.