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 Bag of Beans, Tagaytay City Bag of Beans is one of the must visit places in Tagaytay City. I am witness to how Bag of Beans has grown from a small coffee shop to an established dining place that it is now today.  Bag of Beans has also opened several branches along the Tagaytay City tourist stretch with six branches as of this writing. Bag of Beans caters as events venue and is one of the preferred wedding venues in Tagaytay City. Bag of Beans is also now into Bed and Breakfast accommodation. For this particular visit, me and my Family came for lunch. The food is really nice! Of course coffee and dessert after lunch is a must!  It was definitely worth the travel! Photo Credits: Bag of Beans Here is a short video of our latest visit to  Bag of Beans (Main) in Tagaytay City. Here are some photos taken during our last visit to Bag of Beans. This is an alfresco area with Italian theme. This is another side with English County vibe. This is an alfresco area with Italian theme. This is the

33rd International Bamboo Organ Festival - Las Piñas City

33rd International Bamboo Organ Festival - Las Piñas City

The 33rd International Bamboo Organ Festival will be held this year from February 21-29, 2008. This is a musical-cultural event attended by prominent, persons, artists, musicians, as well as tourists.

Thursday, February 21 - GALA
  • Misa de Sales (1826), from Iglesia de Baclayon, Bohol - Las Pinas Boys Choir with Bamboo organ
  • Bach Cantata no. 82 – Noel Azcona, solo baritone, with Festival Orchestra conducted by Chino Toledo
  • Handel – Organ Concert op. 4 #2 – Festival Orchestra with Ghislain Leroy ( France)
  • JS Bach’s Cantata no. 82, reputedly one of the most beautiful of this genre, will be the main number at the opening concert of the 33rd festival with baritone Noel Azcona as soloist. A recently discovered mass from Baclayon, Bohol, the Misa de Sales, will be performed by the Las Pinas Boys Choir, and French organist Ghislain Leroy will be our guest artist playing Handel’s Organ concerto op. 4 no. 2 in B flat major with the Festival Orchestra conducted by Chino Toledo.

Friday, February 22 -AN EVENING OF ORGAN MUSIC
  • Full program of organ music on Bamboo Organ and Auditorium organ by Ghislain Leroy ( France)
  • While the Bamboo Organ is played every night of the festival, one evening is reserved only for organ music, to be played on the Bamboo Organ in the church and on the more contemporary organ in the School Auditorium. Our guest organist is Ghislain Leroy of France, brought here through the efforts of Alliance Francaise de Manille and Cultures France. His repertoire consists of compositions of Couperin, Byrd, Buxtehude, Aubertin and Bach, among others
Saturday, February 23 - In Concert: Las Piñas Boys Choir
  • For the first time in almost a decade the resident boys choir will be presented in a full concert of their own with guest artists Alejandro Consolacion II on the organ, the Las Pinas Men’s Choir, and the Festival Strings. Conductor will be titular organist of the Bamboo Organ and choirmaster Armando Salarza.

Sunday, February 24 - CONCERT UNDER THE TREES
  • Popular music performed in the church patio (Isay Alvarez and Robert Seña)
  • The Festival traditionally sets aside one evening for less serious musical fare performed by noted popular artists in the inner courtyard. This year we feature Robert Sena and Isay Alvarez, husband- and- wife performing team of Miss Saigon fame, in an evening of popular songs.
Monday, February 25 - ORGAN AND VOICES
  • Concerto for two organs with Armando Salarza and Rea Lodronio
  • Misa de Sales (1826), from Iglesia de Baclayon, Bohol - Las Pinas Boys Choir with Bamboo organ
  • Bach Cantata no. 82 – Noel Azcona, solo baritone, with Festival Orchestra conducted by Chino Toledo
  • A repeat of the opening Gala program, save for the organ numbers which will be rendered by Armando Salarza and Rea L. Jimenez on two organs.
Wednesday and Friday, February 27 and 29 - MESSA DI GLORIA
  • We celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the great opera composer Giacomo Puccini with a performance of his only mass, written in 1880. Randy Gilongo, tenor, and baritone Noel Azcona are soloists with the Coro Tomasino and the Festival Orchestra conducted by Maestro Chino Toledo. Organists Dr. Johann Trummer and Armando Salarza will also perform Bach’s Concerto in C major for two organs as the opening number.

Ticket prices: P600, P400, P200

Please call 510-3839 for inquiries.
Contact Persons

  • Caesar Antonio / Lhet Aranda
Postal address
  • P. Diego Cera Avenue, Poblacion, Las Piñas City, Philippines 1744

Source: http://bambooorgan.org/splash.htm


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