UPAAA, HTFI to hold Tatlong Koro: Malaya Ka, Pilipino! Musical Concert on June 18

by PDM STAFF

Poster via UPAAA

NEW YORK — The University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America (UPAAA) and the Handang Tumulong Foundation, Inc. (HTFI) will hold a live musical concert on June 18, 2022, at the Immaculate Conception Church on 1219 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, New Jersey at 7:30 p.m.

The concert, TATLONG KORO: MALAYA KA PILIPINO, will spotlight Filipino talent in commemorating Philippine Independence Day. The fundraising event features three renowned Filipino choral groups from New Jersey, namely: Filharmonix Choir, the Kayumanggi Chorale Inc., and The Bayanihan Singers which will perform several genres of Filipino music in history. These choral groups are a source of pride for the Filipino American community.

“Singing is a way to express our thoughts and feelings and has the power to alter our moods and conjure up memories,” the organizers said. “Now is the time to give ourselves a treat that we truly deserve,” after enduring a long hiatus from the pandemic.

“Let’s support and enjoy this concert that conveys a message of love, peace, and harmony while commemorating the birth of our Filipino freedom,” said Dr. Winston Umali, the Concert Overall Chair. “We are back in finding the best live entertainment that suits our distinct musical taste.”

According to event organizers, the concert is a fundraiser for the UPAAA Scholarship Fund which would help undergrad, graduate, and post-graduate students at the University of the Philippines (UP) with their school fees. It would also provide assistance to students at UP Baguio with ongoing medical expenses, temporary housing, and basic electronic equipment.

For tickets, donations, and other details, please contact Dr. Joy Celo at info@upaainamerica.org, Bel Molina (HTFI) at 917-325-3653, Cherrie Manez (FHX) at 551-221-3314, Grace Badiola (TBS) at 908-313-5522, Marini Lengson (KCI) 201-519-4598.

-With Jay Domingo/PDM

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