Patron of the Arts, An evening with the Cardinal
About the Event
Jesuit Communications Foundation Inc. (JesCom), in partnership with the Archdiocese of Manila, present "Patron of the Arts, An evening with the Cardinal: Year of the Youth 2019", a fundraising concert on December 12, 2018, Wednesday, 7:00 PM at the Meralco Theater, Pasig City.
Upholding the beloved Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle’s praise of the Church as the “the repository of so much art expressions, paintings, sculpture, music, architecture”, the seventh edition of ‘Patron of the Arts’ celebrates the extraordinary, God-given artistic talents of today’s youth.
Headlining the stellar cast of performers in this year’s Christmas musicale are the Quezon City Performing Arts Development Program, Kilyawan Choir, Voces Aurorae Girls Choir, Broadway Boys, mother and daughter tandem Pinky and Karel Marquez, indie singer-rapper Curtismith, Families for Truth, Justice and Peace, APO Hiking Society’s Jim Paredes and Buboy Garovillo and Kapuso child star Ryza Mae Dizon.
Esteemed educator and theater artist, Dr. Onofre R. Pagsanghan, is also set to be feted as “Patron of the Arts’” 2018 awardee. The ageless Pagsanghan’s enduring teaching career and pioneering development of acclaimed theater group Dulaang Sibol, has inspired and guided countless generations of talented young Filipino men.
Following October’s Synod of Bishops on “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment,” the Philippine Catholic Church eagerly welcomes “Year of the Youth 2019”, which officially launched last December 2, the First Sunday of Advent.
“Year of the Youth 2019” falls under the 9-year long preparation for 2021- the milestone 500thYear Anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines. The international activities for the Youth will then culminate on the grand “World Youth Day” festival this January 2019 in Panama.
As ‘Patron of the Arts 2018’ pays tribute to the youth through dance, music and artistic performances on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the proceeds gathered from the concert will benefit the formation initiatives of the Archdiocese of Manila Commission on the Youth, such as campus ministry programs, parish youth ministry and youth-oriented organizations.
Tickets for “Patron of the Arts 2018” are now available at Tanging Yaman Store, Sonolux Building, Seminary Drive, Ateneo de Manila University. For inquiries, please call +632-426-5971 local 121 or +63908-886-8447.