Friday, March 09, 2007

Arnoldus Company once again in Concert

01 One Heart, Many...
Fr. Raul Caga, SVD, Moral Theology professor and Divine Word Seminary's Arnoldus Company will stage a concert on March 17, 2007 at Fr. James Reuter Auditorium of St. Paul's University (Quezon City). Appointment time is 7:00 pm. The concert also features the actress and environmentalist Miss Chin Chin Gutierrez.

Tickets are available at Christ the King Seminary (Quezon City); or text 09282756270

Here's a write up of the concert's reportoire:

Called By Love-The Concert, proclaims the message of God's universal call for every person to love through songs.

At the basis of this call is our experience of how God has lavished us with his love, compassion and forgiveness.

This concert features some songs from the cd album with the same title Called By Love of Fr. Raul Caga, SVD with the Arnoldus Company which made it to the 2006 Catholic Mass Media Awards as one of the finalists in the religious album category.

The concert repertoire includes One Heart, Many Faces, By The Roadside, Tinawag Mo Ako, The Fire of Your Love, and many more songs of praise and worship.

As the lenten season progresses, the concert may just offer you an experience of spiritual animation and rejuvenation. Don't miss the opportunity of proclaiming God's love and goodness with Fr. Raul, The Arnoldus Company, and Chin-Chin Gutierrez as their guest performer. Proceeds of the concert will go to the education and formation of the seminarians of Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City.
Here's my brief review (written last year) of "One Heart Many Faces", a cut from the album Called by Loved:
The song creates a genre that could forshadow cosmic unity between the sacred and the profane, faith and reason, heart and mind. Its melody sways from a typical soulful pinoy-hum inflected by a forlorn voice to a more emphatic, confidence-filled hymn, marked by heightened voices and polyphony of instruments. A theme song called paradoxically, "One heart, many faces" strides along this route: from a lonely sound of a singular, undefined flute as if in a far-away mission land a la Morricone's The Mission, to the African sounding drums, ba dam ba's of Arnoldus Co. and to the syllabaric o-a-o of the reverend sisters of the Holy Spirit.. With the thought alone that the Pink Sisters append their voices to the praise part of the song could make one feel "co-canonized." The songs' spirit moves from lament to praise; from "wounded" to "graced".
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