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REF: MR. TOOTS TOLENTINO

 

 

album-promo

Let us all spend an unforgettable afternoon as we watch and listen to our favorite Christmas carols performed by ALERON, one of the country’s top all-male choir as they launch “DAKILANG HIWAGA” – on December 17 – 3 pm at 21 Osmena St, Xavierville 3, Loyola Heights Quezon City.

ALERON, translated from Latin as “the winged one,”  is geared towards exploring the male choral soundscape. Through innovative programming and the performance of repertoires across musical styles and genres, the group aims to deliver to its audiences a diverse and unique choral experience.

ALERON first came into existence in 2006 as the alumni ensemble of the Ateneo de Manila High School Glee Club under the musical direction of Christopher Ong Arceo. Today, the group is composed of male choristers from different backgrounds: most of which are from the Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines musical networks.

 

 

The songs featured in DAKILANG HIWAGA Christmas Album are as follows:

1)         Nomads’ Carol

Composer: Ily Matthew Maniano

2)         Weihnachten, op. 79, no. 1

Composer: Felix Mendelssohn

3)         Stars

Composer: Ēriks Ešenvalds

Words: Sara Teasdale

4)         We Three Kings of Orient Are

Composer: John Henry Hopkins Jr.

Arranger: Robin Estrada

5)         Gifts for the Child of Winter

Composer: Bob Chilcott

Words: Charles Bennett

6)         O Dakilang Hiwaga

Composer: Gianpaolo Eleria

Words: “O Magnum Mysterium” – Filipino Translation: Jesus Joseph Ignacio

7)         Silent Night

Composer: Franz Gruber

Words: Joseph Mohr

Arrangers: Mack Wilberg and Christopher Arceo

8)         Gesu Bambino

Composer: Pietro A. Yon

Words: “Jesu, Redemptor omnium”

Arranger: Raoul Carlo Angangco

9)         Ullalim

Kalinga Melody

Arranger: Mary Katherine Trangco

 

Bonus Track: Jingle Bells

James Lord Pierpont

Arranger: Karl Amando San Jose