2015 “Musical Tribute to Education & Environment” Set on 25 Nov 2015

Featuring the Manila Symphony Orchestra & Southeastern College Children’s Choir

SEC Choir 1-117 November 2015, Makati.  Fostering Education & Environment for Development, Inc. (FEED) partners with the Manila Symphony Orchestra and Southeastern College for a “Musical Tribute to Education & the Environment: Ophie & Friends Sing Green”, on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the Ayala Museum Makati, from 6-9PM.

The benefit concert will honor leading individuals and organizations who played and continue to play an active, leading role in advocating “Education for All” & environmental conservation initiatives in the Philippines, aiming to increase awareness and support through an inspiring selection of music about the environment, nature and youth leadership. Keynotes will be delivered by the MVP Group of Companies and Senator Loren Legarda, both active and leading proponents of education & the environment in the Philippines.MSO3

The Ayala Museum graciously offered their venue in kind. Other FEED Patrons & Partners will be featured alongside Fides Cuyugan-Asensio, one of the most outstanding sopranos and musical personalities of the Philippines, singing “Nature Boy” and “Summertime”; mezzo-soprano and environmental activist Ophie Bakker-Mananquil, FEED President, singing “Trees”, “The Prayer” and “Wind Beneath My Wings”; Tenors Lorenzo, Josh Tiu, Henry-Jacques Bakker, and Jacob Bakker performing “Exodus”, “Anthem”, “You Raise Me Up” and “Tulips from Amsterdam”. Highlighting the significance of education, Southeastern College Children’s Choir will deliver its own arranged, customized renditions of “We are the World” and “Paraiso“ (Smokey Mountain).

“As Patrons, we encouraged FEED to share their mission with a wider public audience, to showcase theirs and their partners’ accomplishments through this Musical Tribute.” – Lyn Gamboa & Linda Mañalac, who both initiated this Tribute.  FEED President Ophie Mananquil Bakker said in thanks: “Everyone is performing from the heart , communicating our consolidated appeal for the continued endorsement of much needed educational & environmental progress in the Philippines – through their voices, musicality and dedication to these causes.”

Full proceeds of this 2015 Musical Tribute will be allocated directly to the continued tree-planting programs, scholarships for underprivileged youth, scientific research, and livelihood and social forestry projects in agriculture, environment, farming and forestry – in collaboration with FEED Partners & Patrons, a.o. Adopt a Coral; Mario & Nina Aguas and Family; US Consul General Donna Blair; Sir Auggie Cordero and Patis Tesoro Boutique, both long time friends and designers of Ophie from the early 70’s; Jo & Vinnie Camacho and Family; Mr & Mrs Ben & Cynthia Ching and Family; Kelly Deuster & Aaron Budd & Family; Netherlands Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Mrs. M.C.T. (Marion) Derckx; Fixer Ink (Film Capture); Mr. & Mrs. Neil & Lyn Gamboa; the late Gregorio and Lina Gervasio & Family; Jay & Joy Lagdameo; Martha Horrigan & Family; Joy & Jay Lagdameo; Lisa Kircher Lumbao; Robert & Millet Mananquil & Family; Manila North Tollways Corporation; Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation; Manoling Morato; Missionaries of the Poor; Congressman Victor Ortega & Former Mayor Mary Jane Ortega of La Union Province; Pampanga State Agricultural University; Senator Loren Legarda; Tony Pastor; Philippine Army, Philippine Navy & Philippine Air Force; Former Ambassador Menchu Salas (Czech Republic), Executive Director of the Salas Foundation; SCUBAsurero; Southeastern College; Tollways Management Corporation; Tanlak Beach Resort & Dive Center; University of the Philippines Los Baños; Larry and Winston Uy; Via Mare & Glenda Baretto; Wong Chu King Foundation; Concert Pianist Imelda Asiaten & Family (early incorporators of FEED). From overseas, Erik Eggarter (Panama); Keith & Rachel Robinson of Zambawood, Perlita Tiro (FEED incorporator) and Ernie Estrella (Singapore); Mananquil & Puno-Pineda families and friends (USA), Siemann Family (Germany); and Munting Nayon (The Netherlands).

Tickets are available through Ticketworld and related major outlets: www.ticketworld.com.ph/Online/ophie

Press/Media Contact: Media are invited to attend and will be received upon presentation of Press Accreditation credentials, by registering your full name and credentials by 24 November 2015 to: FEED @ info@feed.org.ph and +63 917 552 4722. For more info: http://feed.org.ph/musical-tribute-to-education-environment-2015/

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