The creative people of the Aurora Provincial Tourism Office have been consistently producing and uploading promo videos of Aurora. They do these in-house and most videos were shot by Mac Ritual and edited by Ryan Ritual. Here are some samples.
Aurora Philippines – One Destination, Endless Adventure.
Here’s the latest update from our favorite Akaw musician Jonathan Urbano.
Jonathan is with Aiza Seguerra’s Pogi Band, so wherever Aiza plays, he’s also there. He’s the one who plays the violin. The video above shows them performing in one of their Singapore gigs. Aiza’s past album Open Arms topped the jazz charts in Singapore so they’re famous there. Read the news here.
Recently, Aiza released a new album titled Aiza Live. It was launched last August 10 and is now available on your favorite music stores. Don’t buy pirated. Read the news from pep.ph:
Baler sa Puso Ko is an original modern zarzuela with libretto written by Dr. Isagani Cruz and original compositions by Lutgardo Labad. It was staged by The NCCA at the Baler Sports Complex from August 12 to 15, 2009 as part of the Baler 400 celebration. It stars Montet Acoymo, Liesl Batucan, Lara Maigue, Al Gatmaitan, Cercado Sisters, UST Liturgikon Choir, and the Aurora Performing Arts Group.
Here are two selected scenes from the play, taken during the gala night on August 15.
The Baler Fiesta scene:
This is another scene:
Emilio and the young Maria were played by Patrick Angara and Kristine Sindac from Baler.
Here’s a video of the finale of Gabi ng Musikang Pilipino held at the Baler Sports Complex on August 18, an ensemble performance of Ryan Cayabyab’s “O Bayan Ko” Performed by Isay Alvarez, Bo Cerrudo, Rachelle Gerodias, and Ervin Lumauag with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, UP Singing Ambassadors and the Baler Youth and Children’s Choir.
I tried uploading a 448MB high definition version of this video overnight but it failed twice after hours of waiting . So I uploaded a low res version instead. Anyway, it’s the music that matters in the performance.