New York-Based Filipino Choir Concert on April 10

The San Lorenzo Ruiz Choir (SLRC) is a Filipino New York-based music ministry that grew out of its devotion to San Lorenzo Ruiz. The first of its 2010 events, “THEN CAME SUNDAY” is a musical interpretation of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, to be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church located at 344 East 104th Street, New York, NY. Anticipated mass immediately follows at 6 pm. For tickets, call 646.483.4465 or 347.420.7807, or email

Proceeds go towards supporting Caritas Manila and their ongoing typhoon rehabilitation efforts, through their authorized representative Ayala Foundation USA. Funds raised will also help support SLRC’s music ministry. Through music, the choir aims to spread love for the Eucharist and devotion to San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint.

SLRC’s Music Directors are tenors Rogelio Peñaverde, Jr. and Leo Paolo Leal. Rogelio is currently pursuing a career in opera, while Leo is an alumnus of world-renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers. Both are actively singing professionally in NY and are alumni of the Manhattan School of Music.

For the April 10 event, Philadelphia-based pianist Clement Acevedo will be doing the music accompaniment. He is an alumnus of the Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance.
Major sponsors are The Lewis College, through its Founder and President, US Filipino community icon Loida Nicolas Lewis; GMA Pinoy TV; Jose Ramos; and the Filipino Association of Flushing Hospital Medical Center, through Ruben Silvestre, Ted and Amelita dela Santa and Francis Calata.
The event will not be complete without the invaluable support of. Msgr. Oscar Aquino of St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, where the event will be held. SLRC also thanks its marketing partners: Catholic Fellowship of Young Filipino Professionals; Catholic Filipino Young Adults; De La Salle Alumni Association-Metro New York; Little Candles; Philippine-New York Jaycees; University of the Philippines Alumni Association-New York; and UNSRC-Philippine Cultural Society.

SLRC is also grateful to the rest of its sponsors, advertisers and donors, and those who have been helping in one way or another.

SLRC’s 2010 line-up of events are:
• “SLRC Goes Pop” in July
• A US concert tour celebrating the San Lorenzo Ruiz Feast in September; and
• A Christmas concert in December.
Please check the SLRC Facebook website (just Google San Lorenzo Ruiz Choir, New York) for updates. To see and hear them sing, go to;

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