The WMSU Grand Chorale members will sing their hearts out on November 29, 2006 at 6pm at the Juanito Bruno Gymnasium in WMSU. The concert tagged as “IN RETROSPECT” was conceived by Prof. Norma Camins-Conti, the Musical Director of the chorale. “IN RETROSPECT,” is an endeavor under the auspices of the Office of the Culture and the Arts (OCTA) of WMSU, headed by Dr. Roberto Torres. This momentous event is a night of music which features selected symbolic songs, significant music, great lov songs, immortal folk songs and timeless musical pieces that have touched millions of the hearts of the romantics and music lovers.
The show features some songs of Mike Velarde, an alumnus of the old Normal School in high school in 1913, who composed the never-ceasing Dahil Sa Iyo. Also featured on the concert are original music compositions of the seasoned composer Prof. Norma Camins-Conti, who is an alumna of the university which was then called Zamboanga State College when she took her Master’s degree in 1977.
In celebration of WMSU’s centennial year, transitions of popular songs from 1904 to 2004 shall be featured. Nostalgic reminiscence of WMSU’s golden years and sweet memoirs shall be immortalized in the selected pieces in such a night of harmony, melody and rhythm.
Guest performers of the night are the well-sought High Hatters Orchestra, the Angels Choir of Sta. Maria Parish (A promising children’s choir of talented singers blessed with gifted voices), VP Ricardo Adjawie who shall do solo vocal renditions, Eric Alfaro (a pioneering member of the WMSU Grand Chorale), Edgar Rosales, Engr. Vincent Geonzon, Roberto Bondoc (BPE faculty), Sheryll Pangilinan, Anne M. Ramos (Miss WMSU 2006), Shimlei Climaco and John David Dela Cruz (Champion in Dancesport who represented Region IX and WMSU in Bulacan), and the WMSU Jambangan Dance Troupe. This writer will host the said concert.
Passes for the show are available at OCTA. See Prof. Pangilinan. (Dr. Titus H. Malbago / PAO-WMSU)