Tuesday, 05 June 2012 13:25
Before the school children go back to school, Zamboangueño singer, composer, Maestro Jimboy Calisang has conducted a Summer Recital last May 27, at Grand Astoria Hotel.
The show started with a tribute given by the senior recitalist singing One Moment in Time to honor the legendary diva Whitney Huston.
The recital proper showcased Calisang’s students singing and musical skills to include piano improvisation.
Variety of songs were sung by the students to include pop, movie theme songs, disney songs, song coming from the black american, and classical songs. All were accompanied by the Maestro on Piano.
The students are composed of Erica Faye Alvarado, Josa Jedidah C. Montalban, Recxyl Cliod Ibrahim, Ernest Gabriel C. Reyes, Dexter Salvador, Estefany Jean Vicente, Dave Alvarado, Sheena Mae Agbulos, Francheska Aura S. Cabato, Maria Edfemay Alvarado, Micah A. Torres, Robyn Kaitlin S. Cua, Kevin C. Yeo, Maria Theresa A. Uy, Angelica A. Uy, Sharon Gemma C. Lim, Rendele Liz M. Alvarez, Chloe C. Yeo, Seth Helison Agbulos, Bea Nicole C. Ramirez, Aiyana Camille F. Lim, James Philip V. Estipona, Alexi Colleen F. Lim, Alyssa Isabelle A. Aguilera, PJ Montalban, R.G. Antonet Go, Sean Patrick P. Lu, Dr. Nathan Ralph M. Hayag, and Jerushalmai D. Calisang.
A certificate of recognition was also given by the Meastro to his students who already performed in three recitals. The recipient of certificates for piano and voice were Dave Alvarado, Enrico Angelo C. Palacio, piano. For voice, Francheska Aura S. Cabato, Jean Vicente, Jerushalmai D. Calisang, Bea Nicole C. Ramirez, Dra Shelvie Manzano, and Kaitlin S. Cua.
The students were trained individually before the recital. The Maestro aims to develop the confidence of his students and to display what they have learned through the recital.
Calisang was very proud to see his students perform and display what they have learned especially to their love ones who also watched the recital.
Aside from the recitalist, the occasion was also graced by City Health Officer Dr. Rodel Agbulos who also sang during the recital and Janice of the Zamboanga Hermosa Chorale.
Pinoy Dream Academy, Honorary Scholar, Poy Palma also graced the occasion inspiring the recitalist where she sang the Phantom of the Opera together with the maestro.
The show was hosted by Karen Claire Grafia and was directed by the Maestro’s sister, Ms. Jerushalmai Calisang who also sang I Look to You together with the Solid Performing Arts (Gospel Dancers).
The Maestro is part of the Revelation Band. The singer has a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Music, major in Voice at University of the Philippines, he is also a faculty member of the UP College of Music and Ryan Cayabyab the music studio.
He composed several songs like the UP Alumni Association Hymn, Ciudad Medical Zamboanga Hymn, Tzu Chi Volunteer song, Pilar College Centennial Hymn and others.
Calisang also represented the country in several competitions like the World Championships of the Performing Arts, in Hollywood USA and he was also the grand prize winner of the first wedding singers competition held at the world trade center.
by: R.G. A A. Go
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