Pinoy Aid: Benefit Concert for the Victims of Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) in the Philippines

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ABOUT

Together with friends, the San Lorenzo Ruiz Choir (SLRC) proudly presents a show entitled “Pinoy Aid — A Benefit Show for Typhoon Ketsana Victims” on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at 7.30 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church (344 E 104th St, New York, NY).

MAJOR SPONSORS

GMA Pinoy TV
Advanced Care Staffing (Now hiring/sponsoring qualified PT/RN. Call 718.305.6700)
Fred Astaire Dance Studio-Midtown NY

ARTISTS

The show features a variety of renowned singers, choirs, dancers, pianists and other artists who have contributed their talents for this cause. The artists include Clement Acevedo (pianist), Craig and Samantha Campos (Dancing With the Stars Junior Champions 2008), Archie D (singer/composer), Michael Dadap (guitarist), Jaleo Filipino Dance Ensemble (Philippine folk dancers), Thomas Kriegenherdt (from Fred Astaire Dance Studio-Midtown Manhattan), Leo Leal (tenor), Victor Lirio (Artistic Director, Diverse City Theater Co.), Lani Misenas (coloratura soprano), Rogelio Peñaverde, Jr. (tenor), San Lorenzo Festival Choir (composed of New York parish choirs singing at the annual San Lorenzo Feast Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral), San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel Choir (with John Pamintuan as choir coach), Rina Saporsantos (soprano), Lianah Sta. Ana (singer), The Glorious Veins (band/recording artists), The Happy Analogues (band/recording artists), CJ Tondo (saxophonist).

TICKETS


Suggested Minimum Donation is $20. ALL PROCEEDS will go to the victims of Typhoon Ketsana through Caritas Manila. If you cannot attend please consider giving a donation of any amount that you feel will help the victims of this tragedy in the Philippines. Donations by check are to be made payable to “Ayala Foundation USA” with a memo “Caritas Manila”.

FATALITIES & DAMAGE OF TYPHOON KETSANA (ONDOY)

Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) hit the Philippines on September 26, 2009, releasing the largest amount of rainfall in nearly half a century and flooding 80 percent of Greater Manila. To date, the death toll has risen to at least 288. Over 3.9 million people in the Manila and neighboring regions were affected, including almost 400,000 who were displaced after the storm dumped 16.7 inches of rain in just 12 hours. In its October 4 report, the Philippine National Disaster Coordinating Council said that the damage was estimated at P8.328 billion ($177.2 million). (For more info, see http://www.gmanews.tv/story/173820/ndcc-damage-caused-by-ondoy-breaches-p8-b-mark#.)

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