(clockwise) Ambassador Belen Amota surrounded by fundraising committee and choirs;   Rosita Marquez-Wood with good friend Alpha Gregory, Director, Woden Valley Youth Choir; Joint performances by Loboc Children's Choir and Woden Valley Choirs (clockwise) Ambassador Belen Amota surrounded by fundraising committee and choirs; Rosita Marquez-Wood with good friend Alpha Gregory, Director, Woden Valley Youth Choir; Joint performances by Loboc Children's Choir and Woden Valley Choirs

From Canberra by Bimbi Flor: Bohol Rising

The Hughes Baptist Church was filled with Angelic voices on Wednesday July 1, 2015 as the Loboc Children’s Choir and Woden Valley Youth Choir united on stage in a memorable performance. Billed as ‘Bohol Rising Musical’, both ensembles gave an eager Canberra audience more than what they paid for. The performance was a joint effort of the Philippine Embassy, Canberra, the Filipino Community Council of the ACT (FCCACT) and FILCOM Sports Club. All money raised in the event as well as other events around the country will go to the rebuilding of the schools and restoration of churches, homes, heritage sites damaged by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake experienced in October 2013.
The Woden Valley Youth Choir, conducted and directed by Ms Alpha Gregory, featured first. After a short break, Loboc entertained the audience with a variety of songs from ‘The Prayer’ to ‘Light of a Million Mornings’, themes from the Disney movies, a cheerful Visayan medley and many more sentimental Filipino favourites like ‘Ikaw.’ Their rendition of ‘Bayan Ko’ and ‘’I still call Australia Home’ were extremely moving, poignant, and no doubt hair-raising for everyone in the hall. Both choirs would get-together for an outstanding finale of Visayan and English songs.

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