GANAP Singers entertain on January 4 in North Hollywood

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Underprivileged singers find a life of purpose inspite of hardships through performing arts

FILAM Arts and Philippine Patrons of the Arts USA present “Music and More! with the GANAP Singers” at the Community Auditorium of the Church of Scientology of the Valley on Saturday, January 4 at 5 p.m.

The presenters embarked to showcase this choir of the GANAP Performing Arts Foundation to help the singers, each of whom is a scholar, who benefits from the musical and artistic activities of the program that enables them to raise funds for school.

Proceeds shall also benefit the relaunch of FilAm Arts’ Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture in September 2020, as well as the improvement of the Erehwon Center for the Arts facilities in  Quezon City, the home base of the GANAP Performing Arts Foundation.

The inspirational stories of these singers, who hail from poor communities, are that in GANAP, they learn that trials train people to find their strengths. They stand proud and confident in front of many people, showing their dedication, passion and love for music and the arts. Members are mostly underprivileged and have found family and a second home in GANAP.

The GANAP Singers’ talents have brought the group to Singapore and Taiwan, performing an entertaining mix of English pop, Filipino hits and popular choral works, which they perform with choreography. The GANAP Singers have been awarded this 2019 as a Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal awardee for Most Outstanding Institution (Culture and the Arts).

The GANAP touring group is comprised of Karl Daniel Canlas (Founding member, Assistant Director/Stage Manager), Jan Michael P. Romano (Over-all Coordinator/Technical Director/Dance Master), Stephanie Fate T. Longkino (Rehearsal Master), Ivy Magno (Soprano 2/Soprano Section Leader), Lawrence Figueroa (Tenor 3), Mary Melody Connie Reyes  (Alto 2/Alto Section Leader), Lovely Kate Enriquez (Soprano 1), Lorenzo Nilo (Band Leader/Tenor Section Leader/Principal Pianist), Cyrus Caliwara (Bass 1/Bass Section Leader).

The choir is led by their  Artistic Director, Dr. Alexis Jan “Agoy” Patacsil, formerly of the famed University of the Philippines Concert Chorus.

Ticket donation is $25 at the door or at Concert venue address is 11455 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601. For more information, email or text or call Music Arts Events at (818) 538-4033. Please arrive early, seating is first-come, first-serve. 

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