A night of Filipino music

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Paulinians were treated to a night of good music on December 7, 2018, as St. Paul University Manila held an OPM night, a musical gig dedicated to Filipino music, in the Fleur-de-lis Theater.

Date: March 22, 2020Posted by: One Paulinian

by Christopher S. Go

Paulinians were treated to a night of good music on December 7, 2018, as St. Paul University Manila held an OPM night, a musical gig dedicated to Filipino music, in the Fleur-de-lis Theater.

The OPM Night, spearheaded by the Campus Ministry, showcased the singing and poetry skills of senior high school and college students.
Among notable performances that night were the starting act by the College of Music and the Performing Arts, “Maybe the Night” by Ben&Ben; band Jas and Nicole singing “Scared to Death” by KZ Tandingan; Austin and Friends singing “Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw” by December Avenue; and Sillhoute performing “Torete” by Moira Dela Torre.

“I joined OPM Night mainly just for the experience because I wanted to know more about being on a bigger stage, and also to know how I would sound like [in front of a bigger crowd],” Rasheed Alonto, the singer of the duo Taft Avenue alongside Lourince Madridano, said. The two performed the song “Di Makatulog” by Sud.

The event also featured Paulinian alumna, Keiko Necesario, as special guest.
Necesario is widely known for her songs “Bituin” and “Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka.” During the OPM night, she sang her latest single “Di Bale Na,” that left the audience in amazement.

Kyle Gabriel Tan, the singer from January Street, along with John O'nel Bulos and Glen Andrei Embuido, meanwhile said that their goal was to entertain and inspire fellow Paulinians. “I think it didn't really bother us whether there was a big audience or not because our top priority is just to have fun and to inspire our fellow Paulinians to support OPM Music.” The group sang “Sana” by I Belong to the Zoo.