Youth choir breaks into song inside the LRT2
It made rush hour a whole lot better.
(SPOT.ph) You've probably seen the sing-off between the Broadway casts of Lion King and Aladdin when they encountered a six-hour delay at the airport. Maybe you've viewed the now-viral clip of Australia's Lion King ensemble when they launched into an impromptu "Circle of Life" performance on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. Well, we have our own version right here in Metro Manila.
Members of the Sing Philippines Youth Choir surprised commuters on the LRT Line 2 with a special musical flash mob on Friday, June 3, at 4 p.m. Complete with percussion instruments and harmonization, the group performed the popular "Iisang Bangka" by The Dawn, The line "[...] ngunit kasama mo ako, nakabigkis sa puso mo, daluyong ng dagat ang tatawirin natin" seemed apt for the looming rush hour.
The Sing Philippines Youth Choir (SPYC) is composed of 100 gifted singers from 33 provinces and local communities in the country. It was launched in 2014 and frequently holds week-long music camps under the tutelage of Philippine Madrigal Singers' choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio.
The recent flash mob is part of the Cultural Center of the Philippines' efforts to encourage public participation in art appreciation and to promote artistic excellence. The Sing Philippines movement also brings to life National Artist and Philippine Madrigal Singers founder Andrea O. Veneracion’s vision of a nation united through songs.
Watch the video below!
Photos by Kiko Cabuena via CCP Public Relations