San Lorenzo choir celebrates 5th with concert

The San Lorenzo Ruiz Choir of New York

The San Lorenzo Ruiz Choir of New York is celebrating its fifth anniversary as an organization that aims to enrich Christian faith and Philippine culture through music. This occasion coincides with the 25th year of the sainthood of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, after whom the choir is named.

To commemorate these occasions, the choir will be having a concert entitled “5@25” on September 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension at 86-13 55th Avenue, in Elmhurst, Queens. The repertoire will include inspirational, standard, Broadway, and OPM favorites.

Aside from being a thanksgiving celebration, the event is also intended to be a fundraiser for victims of the severe floods in the Philippines, especially those who were affected by tropical monsoon Habagat last July.

Under the artistic direction of Rogelio B. Peñaverde Jr., a professional opera singer currently based in New York, and the music direction of Enrico Lagasca and Leo Leal, both alumni members of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, the choir will receive the distinction of being a Heritage Awardee of The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York this October. This is in recognition of its steadfast contribution toward enriching the cultural identity of Filipino Americans in the New York area. It has also received citations from the Philippine Development Foundation for its contributions to charitable causes.

For more information, visit the choir website at

One Comment

  1. M. Matthews wrote:

    Great news about a Filipino American choir celebrating its 5th anniversary.
    Another wonderful musical assets to the Fil-Am community of New York City.

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