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Scene City | An evening of beloved songs

This story appeared on Page 26 of the September 06, 2019 issue of Mindanao Times. To download a copy, visit www.bit.ly/MindanaoTimes
Charline Fiel sings “Buwan”

What joy it is to listen to the songs we used to hear during the “golden age of music,” the songs we loved to listen to and sing from the Broadway musicals of our generation. And these songs were featured at a concert held by the UCCP Social Concerns Foundation o its 50th Anniversary.

It was a Saturday afternoon, August 31, 2019 when we watched the matinee show at the UCCP Congregational Church located along the crossroad of A. Pelayo and Bonifacio Streets.

Glorious Harmony singing sacred songs

Part 1 consisted of Sacred Songs performed by Glorious Harmony, Jake Kuan, Kuan Sisters, Charline Fiel and the LCB PACFI. The Secular and Broadway Songs were sang by the Glorious Harmony, Rudyard Montayre, Lesley James Mangaoil, who sang Oh What a Beautiful Morning from the movie Oklahoma.

Other performers were Jeanette Feliciano, Li Mahipuus, Jamie Mangaoil, Benson Solarte & Jen Capundag, Xolen Guasch, Patrick Rodriguez, Addie Amparo who sang Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas and Glenn Paul Melendez.

Cynthia Basilio with Norma Sapaula, Beth Basilio Amparo, Melanie Lim and Fe Del Rosario, Grace Tavanlar and Marilyn Roque

Blind Artists were featured in Part III with Tristan Beriquet, the Kuan Family, Charline Fiel, Willie & Co., Tristan and Children’s Choir. Selections featured were Salamat Musika, The Quest (Impossible Dream), Let It Go, Hawak Kamay,Buwan and If we Hold On Together. The Finale was Climb Every Mountain by Soloist Geonzyl Alviola.

This writer, Trixie Borbon, Adie Borbon Amparo as Pocahontas and Grace Tavanlar

Production Staff of the concert: Fe Del Rosario – SCFI Executive Director. Hosefina Tejada – Stage Director, Melanie Lim – Marketing, Thelma Carballo and Lody Espada – Costumes. Production Assistants were AJ Atabelo, Sanaa Palad and Juan Carlos Tejada. Videographer was Daryl Descallar.

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