Union Church organ concert to benefit preschoolers | Inquirer Lifestyle

Union Church organ concert to benefit preschoolers

The Union Church of Manila Philippines Foundation Inc. (UCMPFI) holds “S.O.S.”—an organ benefit concert on Oct. 23, 5 p.m. at Union Church of Manila main sanctuary, Rada and Legaspi Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

To be performed are solo, duo and trio works for the organ: Vierne’s “Carillon de Westminster”; Widor’s “Andante Sostenuto” from Gothique Symphony; Vitali’s “Chaconne for Violin and Organ”; and the Philippine premiere of Rheinberger’s “Op. 149 Trio.”

Featured are organist and composer Alejandro Consolacion II, Bangkok-based violinist and pedagogue Yavet Boyadjiev, and cellist Renato Lucas, who is also secretary general of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists.

Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for the benefit of UCMPFI’s Child Education and Nutrition Enhancement Program, a feeding and learning program that prepares 180 preschool children for formal schooling in Tondo, Manila; Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong; and Project 8, Quezon City. All three sites serve children from depressed communities.