Even before I joined the Ateneo Chamber Singers in 2008, they were already singing an arrangement of my song by one of its suki arrangers, N.Arnel De Pano. It's a song that the ACS has included in its inspirational repertoire, and more recently, it was made one of the cuts in its latest album titled "Hanggang Langit."
This album was launched last weekend during our 11th Anniversary Concert held at the Church of the Gesu in Ateneo. It's an inspirational album with the following cuts:
1. Dakilang Katapatan (De Pano)
2. Shine (Belamide)
3. Hesus Ng Aking Buhay (Aquino)
4. Take Me Out Of The Dark (Valenciano)
5. How Beautiful (Paris)
6. Hanggang Langit (Navarro)
7. Shepherd Of My Heart (Tunney/Baldwin)
8. Awit Ni David (De Pano)
9. You Lift Me Up (Tan/Simon)
10. Nag-iisang Pag-Ibig Ko (De Pano)
The song "Shine" was my entry to the 1996 Metropop Song Festival (where it won 2nd Prize) but it did not gain popularity until 2004 when Regine Velasquez recorded it for a commercial. So the song has gone from being a love song to becoming a skin whitening product promotions tool, to now becoming more of an inspirational song with its inclusion in this album.
Here is our performance of the song at last weekend's concert. I was the one accompanying the choir on piano, so you won't see me until the very last second of the clip (or make that the last split-second of the clip. LOL!).
For details on purchasing the "Hanggang Langit" album, you can visit its page on the Jesuit Communications website by clicking HERE.
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