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SEVEN VISUAL artists and five tenors last Saturday July 20 combined to delight the crowd at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith.
The event showcased in one location the works of seven Filipino artists using varying media and art installations, and a music concert of The Filipino Tenors who were performing in Australia for the first time.
Philippine Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis formally opened the arts exhibition.
The visual artists were Edd Aragon (editorial cartoonist and caricaturist whose works have been published in The Australian, Daily Telegraph and the Sydney Morning Herald), Miguel Castro (papercut visual artist and the “Kundiman Tenor” of The Filipino Tenors), Ala Paredes (illustrator, artist and actor), Alfredo Ding Roces (iconic multi-awarded artist and writer), Nectar Soliman (visual arts professional, art curator, producer and events specialist), Deborah Ruiz Wall (photographer, illustrator, poet and OAM awardee), and Catherine Hernandez (haute couture fashion designer).
The second part of the evening was the concert by The Filipino Tenors.
The singers – Miguel Castro, David Ezra Cruz, Jenmai De Asis, Johann Enriquez and Christian Nagano – come from successful solo career and singing varying music genres prior to joining the group which was formed by Miguel Castro two years ago.
The Tenors’ impressive performance at the concert showed their calibre which won them last year the Best New Artist (Group) category at the Philippines’ prestigious Aliw Awards.
The audience loved each of the operatic songs, Filipino kundimans, modern pop music arranged in a classical way and the Broadway hits. An appreciative crowd gave the tenors a standing ovation at the end of their performance.
The support acts to the Tenors included Juan Ride Choir, Filipino Chaplaincy-Chatswood Parish Vocal Ensemble, Mindanao Ethnic Dance Group and Sydney Sonata Singers. The support acts’ impressive performances also added much enjoyment by the audience.
*** Updated: July 25, 2013 4.45pm