Manila Vocal Ensemble
...sharing God's love and peace through music and dance

Mass

Entrance: Humayo't Ihayag
Gloria: Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
After the Reading: Sapagkat Ang Diyos Ay Pag-ibig
Offertory: Panis Angelicus
Sanctus: Heilig, Heilig, Heilig (with the community)
Sharing of Peace: Let there be Peace on Earth
Communion: People Need The Lord
Exit: O Happy Day

 

Short Concert (Senior Citizen Homes etc.)

Humayo't Ihayag  
O Happy Day Gospel Song
You'll Never Walk Alone  Hammerstein/Rogers   Arr. J. Mann
Banga Dance means earthen pot. It is a dance from the high mountain ranges of northern Philippines that shows the balancing skill of women in carrying layers of pots on their head when they fetch water from the river or spring.
Mindanao Dance Medley are two simple but elegant dances by women in southern Philippines for the royal family. 
Pandangguhan is a religious festival song that depicts the very strong influences by the Spaniards in Philippine culture, particularly in our language, songs, dances and religion. The Spaniards introduced the Catholic beliefs and traditions since they landed in the middle part of the Philippines in 1521. They named our country, Philippines, in honor of King Philip II of Spain. However, Before the Spaniards came, our country was called MAHARLIKA; It means Royalty.
Dungdungwen Canto is a lovelorn song by a man from an industrious group of people in northern Philippines. The man sings: I will love you deeply. I will sway you in a hammock, and when you fell asleep, I will l cover your face with my handkerchief so that no mosquitoes can bite you. Though the song expresses deep pain of sadness, its rhythm expresses hope and encouragement. 
Paruparong Bukid is a song about a woman who gives more importance in making her appearance beautiful. She loves to sway her hips when she walks on the street to attract men. Ironically, the folks call her a butterfly from the field, meaning that she is unsophisticated. 
Ikaw Ang Mahal Ko means you are my love. The song says, If your love was true, it will remain faithful even if it were doubted. Hence, the man sigh, "Ah, but why is love so difficult to understand."
Pipit Pipit is a name of a famous, small and playful Philippine bird that chirps a lot all day long. However, a cruel man threw a stone at her and hit her wing. Thus, she could no longer fly and she cried: ''you are a cruel man; your heart is merciless. And if ever I die, another Pipit will cry.'' The playful and happy character of this bird is clearly expressed in the rhythm and melody of the song.
Impossible Dream  
Jamaica Farewell You are the one I dearly love--my only dream and reverie. But you keep on doubting my heart that is so true and for you alone.
Guantanemera Cuban song
S'isch Mir Alles Eis Ding  
Es Buure Buebli arr. W. Ackermann
Amazing Grace Newton/Cowpers
Let there be Peace on Earth Miller/Jackson/Ades

 

Full Concert 

Part 1: Religious and International Songs

HUMAYO'T IHAYAG Francisco/Catalan/Go.  Arr. by F. Reyes
JOYFUL, JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE L. V. Beethoven.    Arr. by D. Clydesdale
O MAGNIFY THE LORD Arr. by G. Vito
PANIS ANGELICUS C. Franck   Arr. by O. Goll
PEOPLE NEED THE LORD Nelson/Mc Hugh      Arr. by T. Fettke
SAPAGKAT ANG DIYOS AY PAG-IBIG Dave Magalong
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE Hammerstein/Rogers   Arr. J. Mann
O HAPPY DAY Gospel Song
HAPPINESS IS THE LORD Ira Stanphil
IMPOSSIBLE DREAM Darion/Leigh    Arr. by J. Leavitt
JAMAICA FAREWELL Arr. by A. Consolacion
GUANTANAMERA (Cuban Song) J. Fernandez and J. Marti

 Break

Part 2: Philippine Tribal Dances and Songs

Banga Dance means earthen pot. It is a dance from the high mountain ranges of northern Philippines that shows the balancing skill of women in carrying layers of pots on their head when they fetch water from the river or spring.
Mindanao Dance Medley are two simple but elegant dances by women in southern Philippines for the royal family.
Pandangguhan is a religious festival song that depicts the very strong influences by the Spaniards in Philippine culture, particularly in our language, songs, dances and religion. The Spaniards introduced the Catholic beliefs and traditions since they landed in the middle part of the Philippines in 1521. They named our country, Philippines, in honor of King Philip II of Spain. However, Before the Spaniards came, our country was called MAHARLIKA; It means Royalty.
Dungdungwen Canto is a lovelorn song by a man from an industrious group of people in northern Philippines. The man sings: I will love you deeply. I will sway you in a hammock, and when you fell asleep, I will l cover your face with my handkerchief so that no mosquitoes can bite you. Though the song expresses deep pain of sadness, its rhythm expresses hope and encouragement.
Paruparong Bukid is a song about a woman who gives more importance in making her appearance beautiful. She loves to sway her hips when she walks on the street to attract men. Ironically, the folks call her a butterfly from the field, meaning that she is unsophisticated.
Ikaw Ang Mahal Ko  means you are my love. The song says, If your love was true, it will remain faithful even if it were doubted. Hence, the man sigh, "Ah, but why is love so difficult to understand."
Pipit
in English is Swallow, in German is Der Spatz. It is the name of a small bird that lives in groups in the cosmopolitan area and usually make their nests on the outside part of houses and buildings. 
One uncommon incident started to happen in the Philippines since a few years. A couple of Pipits built their nests on a ceiling inside a beautiful modern house. The family who owns the house allowed the Pipit to live inside because they believe that the Pipit will give them luck. 
Surprisingly, after some few years, the family moved out of their beautiful house into a simpler house which they built beside because a huge swarm of Pipit are now the ones living inside their beautiful house. 
The song speaks of a man who threw a stone at a Pipit perched on a branch of a tree and hit her wing. The Pipit fell on the ground and cried: "You are a cruel man; if I die another Pipit will cry." 
Spaghetting Pataas at Pababa is a funny children playing song. The dance of the song imitates the circling movement of the Spaghetti when gathered in a fork before eating it. Doctors recommend the movement of the dance the children had created because it is an excellent exercise for the kidneys.
Kapayapaan Means peace. The songs says: Come lets dance, hold hands and altogether shout: Kapayapaan (peace). The colors of our skin might be different but we only have one world to live in. Hence, we altogether shout: Kapayapaan (Peace).

 

Encore

S'isch mir alles eis Ding  
Es Buure Büebli arr. W. Ackermann
Amazing Grace Newton/Cowpers
Let there be Peace on Earth Miller/Jackson/Ades