SLRC – Choir Goes Pop!

The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Class of 1985, in partnership with the Ayala Foundation USA is proud to present the San Lorenzo Ruiz Choir’s (SLRC) summer concert: CHOIR GOES POP: OPM Collection, July 29, 2010, Thursday at 7:00 pm, Philippine Center, Kalayaan Hall 556 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10036.

We invite you to come and share this evening of Filipino music. For tickets & donation please call : Kay (908) 209-2130 / Anna (917) 747-6397 / Sam (917) 403-6307 or email Also visit; Suggested minimum donation: $15.00

The concert repertoire will include original Filipino inspirational songs and Metropop favorites, and promises to delight SLRC’s growing list of fans in the metro NY area.

The San Lorenzo Ruiz Choir (SLRC) is a New York music ministry brought together by a devotion to the first Filipino saint. Besides regularly singing during masses at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church and Our Lady of Pompeii Church – both in New York City, the choir also provides music at special liturgical feasts and events. These included: the annual San Lorenzo Ruiz Feast Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (2007-2009); Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome for the 20th anniversary of San Lorenzo’s canonization (2007); “Sanlibong Buhay: A Musical Tribute to San Lorenzo Ruiz” (2007, Sta. Pudenziana Church, Rome); the “Pinoy Aid Benefit Concert for Typhoon Ketsana Victims” (2009); the Mass for Haiti’s earthquake victims (2010, Philippine Consulate General in New York) and “Then Came Sunday” – an Easter Musical (2010).

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

The choir will also be joined by Enrico Lagasca, also alumnus of Philippine Madrigal Singers and is currently a member of Oratorio Society of NY and St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, Wilhelmina Manuel an alumnus of UST Singers and Philadelphia-based pianist Clement Acevedo will provide the music accompaniment. He is an alumnus of the Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance.

Major sponsors of the event are GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and Filipino Association of Flushing Hospital Medical Center.

Part of the proceeds from this concert will benefit the PSHS Teachers Healthcare Fund and Philippine Typhoon Reconstruction project through Ayala Foundation – USA.

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