Utzurrum: Christmas concerts and symphonies

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IT was a very special evening of classical music and yuletide carols performed with excellent precision and perfect harmony by the Classic Youth Orchestra (CYO) under Prof. Reynaldo Abellana, its conductor and musical director.

Several high-profile guests in the music industry lent their presence and expertise to the event A Classic Gift held at the acoustic-perfect ballroom of the Cebu City Marriott Hotel (CCMH). (READ MORE)

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Vugt: Christmas – celebration of a great mystery

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THE celebration of Christmas, especially in the Philippines, is surrounded by much romanticism which obscures the mystery of Christmas.

The celebration starts already in September (the first ber-month) and on Christmas day itself, December 25. (READ MORE)

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Malilong: Evolution of Christmas greetings

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WHEN I was in high school, I used to ghost-write for my friends. Formal theme compositions, book reports, love letters and birthday and Christmas greetings: I have written them all, for a fee, of course.

Christmas letters were the most difficult to compose because you had to give them some spiritual color, sort of, and the only religious thing I knew about Christmas was that a baby was born in a manger to a virgin mother...

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Cariño: Christmas reminder

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THE Christmas lights on our tree are on and were dislodged sometime last night. But I look again and now, the lights at the spot which they moved of their own volition formed into a big heart, now outlined against tinsel and green, and shining over the belen under the tree.

This sight is just beautiful and my day’s first reminder this holiday season is and should be about heart, first of all and last of all. (READ MORE)

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