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Friday, September 11, 2009

World-renowned children’s choir performs at GSIS Museum

The Young Ambassadors of Pasay City Academy Church, a choir of children aged 5 to 16 years old, will show its unique and refreshing vocal talents as it performs at the GSIS Thursday Concert Series on September 27. 

The free concert will be held at 6pm at the GSIS Museum at the second floor of the GSIS Central Office, Ave., Financial Center, Pasay City.  

Organized in 1983 by the Pasay Adventist Church, the choir has performed in major churches around the country and in notable venues such as the Philamlife Auditorium and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. 

The choir has also represented the Philippines at the General Conferences of Seventh-Day Adventists in Indianapolis, USA (1990), Utrecht, Holland (1995) and Minneapolis, USA (2005). The group has also produced two recordings in 1990 and 2001 and was featured in the Central Musical Program of the Hope Channel. The Young Ambassadors also have performed in concerts in Hong Kong in 2002.

 They are again invited to sing at the General Conferences of Seventh-Day Adventists in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in June 2010.

 The group is conducted by Mrs. Shirley P. Botabara, a music graduate of the Adventist University of the Philippines and is assisted by Dong de Dios with Sheryl Ann Botabara-de Dios as pianist, both graduates of the Philippine Women's University School of Music. Their adviser is Mr. Antonio Botabara, past prinicipal of Pasay City Academy.

 The GSIS Thursday Concert Series is a joint project between GSIS and the Philippine High School for the Arts Alumni Association. It aims to become an established venue for professional and emerging artists to give free public concerts. 

 For more information on the concert, interested parties may contact Jonathan Coo at 0915-622-5883 or Katherine Asis at 0920-910-2920 or the Public Relations Facilities Department– GSIS Museum at 479-3588 loc. 4495 or email at

 Meanwhile, the audience is also encouraged to view the art collection in the GSIS Museum, which includes works by National Artists Amorsolo, Manansala, Ocampo, Francisco, among others.

 Current special exhibits include "Pitik-Builag: Tula at Liwanag" a collaboration with National Artist Virgilio Almario, and "Medisining: The Art of Toribio Herrera, MD." Herrera was a colleague of Fernando Amorsolo at the UP College of Fine Arts.


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