2007 Earth Day

Nation Celebrates Earth Day

Almost a hundred classical singers and instrumentalists performed various versions of the Ave Maria Prayer at the Ave Maria Gaia Mystica Concert, a multimedia event held at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park, last April 20 to celebrate Earth Day 2007. 

The multimedia concert featured videos of our very own Tubbataha Reefs Reserve, Donsol Whale Sharks, Bohol and Malapascua Dive Sites, the Olango Bird Sanctuary, Balabac Strait Wildlife and the Agusan Marsh, our mountain ranges as the Cordilleras and the Sierra Madre. 

The classical singers performed the opening number of Gounod's Ave Maria, usually intoned by Benedictine Monks, accompanied by Raul Sunico and Mary Ann Espina at two grand pianos. Famous Ave Maria works by Caccini, Tosti, Saint-Saens, Malvare, Schubert, Montecillo, Verdi, and Mascagni were interpreted along with local compositions by Buencamino, Abelardo, Santiago, Francisco, Dadap, De Leon, Bolipata, and Cayabyab. Versions of the Ave Maria were sung in Philippine dialects such as Ilocano, Pangasinense, Kapampangan, Hiligaynon, Cebuano, and Bikolano.

Earth Day 2007 (Apr 22, 2007)

The theme for Earth Day 2007 will be Stewardship-in-Action. Working Towards ...
  • Green Governance
  • Green Sacraments
  • Green Economics
  • Green Choices

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