Saturday, March 27, 2010

I sing, you sing

I had the opportunity of watching the UP Medicine Choir concert entitled "I Sing You Sing" at Philam Life Auditorium, UN Avenue a while ago. I had nothing else to do, save for some errands here and there, so I felt my feet itching to go somewhere else. I figured it's been a long while since I had last listened to a concert, so I went. Besides, a few of my classmates—Laureen Lukban, Maisie Magnaye, Rich King, and Anne Barraquio—were performing. It was also a benefit concert for the Foundation for the Advancement of Neonatal Technology and Services (FANT)—I saw Dr. Blas Mantaring sitting in the front row.

The show turned out to be an emotional high for me. The song choices were wonderful. The first half featured more serious, classical songs; the second was more lively and contemporary.

The singers looked like they enjoyed every bit of their time on-stage. There were some awkward moments, too, when cell phones were beeping in the middle of a heart-wrenching song, so I guess the organizers need to work on keeping all phones quiet during the performances. All in all, though, it was a great show, considering that the singers were full-time medical students. It must've taken a lot of sacrifice on their part to go to practices. But it was all well worth the effort.

The performances that stood out for me were "We Are The World," "Go The Distance," "Anak," and "This Guy Is In Love With You, Pare" where my schoolmate, Daryl Dagang, performed a solo of sorts. I knew he could sing, but I didn't expect that he could sing that well!

After the show, I had a little chat with some friends from my high school. They were asking me why I didn't join. I haven't been singing in a very long time. I said I did try auditioning for Med Choir, but I had other priorities. But who knows? Maybe someday.

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Anonymous Lau said...

"Maybe someday."

*nudgenudgewinkwink* ;D

Mon Mar 29, 10:06:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Lance said...

Haha, we'll see, Laureen. Ang galing mo palang mag-voice over.

Tue Mar 30, 02:00:00 AM GMT+8  

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