The San Sebastian Basilica Conservation and Development Foundation, Inc. will be holding the annual 3-day festival of sacred music and arts dubbed as Musica Sacra Festival 2015 this May 29-31 at the Basilica Minore de San Sebastian, Manila.
In its commitment to evangelize through Sacred Music, and to promote the conservation of the San Sebastian Basilica, the Festival aspires to share the soul and spirit of religious music as a kind of prayer, as an essential piece in a Christian’s life, and as a valuable way to spread the joy of the Gospel in our church and community.
The Festival opens at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 29 May, with a performance showcasing various choirs from Manila and Cavite. The 30th of May highlights the participation of no less than the highly-esteemed Pastor of the Archdiocese of Manila, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, D.D. The last day, Sunday, which is also in celebration of the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth, will feature guest choirs singing in the Masses from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The said Feast is the very reason this Festival is held around that time in May. Much inspired by Mary’s piety, devotion, and faith, the Festival takes inspiration from her who sang the Magnificat when she visited her cousin Elizabeth.
The Musica Sacra Festival aims to continue to preserve, protect and promote the wonderful treasure that is the San Sebastian Basilica through the gift of faith, arts and sacred music.
The Musica Sacra Festival concerts are open to the public. ADMISSION is FREE.
The San Sebastian Basilica Conservation and Development Foundation, Inc. (SSBCDFI), registered with Securities and Exchange Commission since August 2010, is the group that leads, implements and safeguards the integral and sustainable conservation of the San Sebastian church as a patrimony of culture, art and piety, using scientific conservation principles and made sustainable through community economic development.
Its board of trustees is composed of Augustinian Recollect religious and lay people. The Augustinian Recollect members are chosen for their posts, putting the work of the Foundation under the responsibility of the highest /most directly concerned officials of the Recollects in the Philippines. The Chairman of the Board is the Prior Provincial of the Province of Saint Ezekiel Moreno.
The lay (or non-religious) members of the board are chosen for their expertise, interest and appropriateness in fostering and realizing the aims of the Foundation. Ms. Cristina Paterno is Executive Director and Chief Conservator.
For concert information, contact:
MS. JAIVIE DEL SOCORRO – 0917-823-2766 / 734-89 31 to 39 loc. 216
MS. MARICEL GALVAN – 0905-109-1890/ 734-89 08; 734-89 31 to 39 loc. 120