The powerhouse couple of Filipina soprano Rachelle Gerodias and Korean baritone Byeong-In Park will lend their voices at a fund raising concert as part of the FrancisFest celebrations this year.
The concert, billed as Build My Church on a Song, is set to premiere on October 4, 2020, 8:00 PM and will be available for viewing until October 11, 2020, 11:00 PM at the YouTube and Facebook pages of Santuario de San Antonio Parish.
Ever since sharing the stage at a production of Così fan tutte in Singapore, Rachelle Gerodias and Byeong-In Park have been the classical music scene's powerhouse couple on and off the stage. Both have been featured in numerous concerts and opera productions here and abroad with Rachelle's Madly Filipina solo concert in October 2018 and Byeong-In's role as Enrico in this year's Lucia di Lammermoor opera at the CCP among the more recent, notable ones.
This year's FrancisFest celebrations is centered on the theme of Come Build My Church that aims to encourage the public to follow in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan Order, in continuing to build the Lord's Church to serve more communities.
The major beneficiary of this fund raising will be the St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Dagat-dagatan, Malabon-Navotas, that is to begin construction in 2021 in time for the commemoration of 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines. This Parish aims to serve 40,000 families in the neighboring cities of Malabon and Navotas.
Other beneficiaries of this event will include the various SSAP Parish Outreach Programs, carried out by the Social Services and Development Ministries namely the Philippine General Hospital and Rizal Medical Center (for Hospitals), Makati City Jail and Taguig City Jail (for Restorative Justice), scholarship, livelihood, eco-justice, relief and rehabilitation, and pastoral care for Franciscan vocations.
Here are several ways to make donations for FrancisFest.
Account Name: SSAP FOUNDATION, INC.
Bank/Branch: BPI Forbes Park Branch
Account No.: 0291039596
Send proof of deposit/transaction indicating FrancisFest on deposit slip to email@example.com or viber to 0926-715-1054 for proper acknowledgement and monitoring.
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Choose FrancisFest from the dropdown menu for the purpose of donation.
Please make check payable to: SSAP FOUNDATION, INC.
Checks are accepted at the Parish Office during office hours on Sundays at 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM and on Tuesday - Saturday at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
For check pick-ups, please call Accounting at 8843-8830 to 35 local 6 or 0926-715-1054 and look for Brandy.
Cash donations are accepted at the Parish Office during Office Hours on Sundays at 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM and on Tuesday- Saturday at 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
For inquiries, contact Tina, FrancisFest 2020 Solicitation Committee Head via email firstname.lastname@example.org or through mobile/Viber: 0917-819-1649.