47th International Bamboo Organ Festival Online

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The 47th lnternational Bamboo Organ Festival Online has been moved to April 8-10, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. and can be followed on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/bambooorganfestival) and YouTube.  Our line-up this year includes Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng (harpsichord and conductor), Renato Lucas (cello), Christian Tan (violin), the Manila Baroque Ensemble, the Villancico Vocal Ensemble, and the Las Piñas Boys Choir. Armando Salarza will perform at the Bamboo Organ and at the newly installed San Beda Organ; we will on that occasion also visit the workshop of the Diego Cera Organbuilders, where this 3-manual organ has been manufactured.  This online festival is an opportunity to present our broad viewing public with one more documentary showing things we do not know about the Bamboo Organ.

This is the second straight year that the Festival will be shown virtually because of the still prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19.  Last year, we had close to 50,000 viewers on Facebook and on YouTube combined, reaching out to more people locally and around the world through the power of the internet.  This year, we intend to expand viewership further so that more people would become aware of the importance of cultural heritage and how we can preserve it.

One of the reasons we continue to organize the Festival during the pandemic is to sustain the future of our “musical frontliners” whose livelihood was greatly affected.  These performers have such a great impact into molding the Festival as we see it today; without them, we would not be where we are now.

Filipinos over the years have made efforts to continue the tradition of taking care of the Bamboo Organ, and today it is our responsibility to preserve this National Cultural Treasure for generations to come, because cultural heritage protects our sense of who we are.

We all hope that by 2023 we will be able to return to live performances and that we can welcome you again in person.  Only then we will see the importance of having organized these online festivals in spite of COVID.

You may follow us in our social media platforms:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/bambooorganfestival
YouTube account:  International Bamboo Organ Festival (Official)
Twitter:  @bambooorganfes1
Instagram:  @bambooorganfestivalofficial

You can send your donations through the following platforms:

BDO: Account Number:  005268009149
Account Name:  Bamboo Organ Foundation, Inc.
Account Branch:  La Huerta, Parañaque

PayPal Account Name:  bambooorganoffice@gmail.com

GCASH Account Number:  09662058807 (Robert Lao – Treasurer)

PAYMAYA Account Number:  09615187783 (Robert Lao – Treasurer)

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Gala Night

Apr. 8

Friday

8:00 PM Armando Salarza, organ (Bamboo Organ)

Manila Baroque Ensemble

Christian Tan, violin

Renato Lucas, cello

    Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng, conductor

   Tiffany Liong-Gabuya, host

Facebook Live

YouTube Channel

Apr.9

Saturday

8:00 PM Armando Salarza, organ (Benedictine Abbey of

Our Lady of Monserrat) – San Beda

Villancico Vocal Ensemble

    Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng, conductor

   Tiffany Liong-Gabuya, host

Facebook Live

YouTube Channel

Apr.10

Sunday

8:00 PM Armando Salarza, organ (Bamboo Organ)

Louie Angelo Oca, organ (Bamboo Organ)

Sr. Marie Enoch Kim (South Korea), at the organ of

St. Scholastica College

Las Piñas Boys Choir

   Tiffany Liong-Gabuya, host

Facebook Live

YouTube Channel

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