18 January 2009

Handog, a Parish Choir, Wins in the Fiesta Contest

One of the four parish choirs, Handog, won in the 2nd Choral Competition sponsored by the local government of San Fabian as part of the celebration of the Fiesta of San Fabian. The singing contest was open to all public and private schools and choirs of the town. The contest was held last 16 January 2009. It was held at the San Fabian Public Auditorium.

Handog, a contraction of "Hand of God", has for its members young people who also are members of the Parish Youth Apostolate Committee, the youth organization of the parish. They have been singing in the Sunday afternoon mass for several years. The Sunday 4,30PM mass is also the youth mass of the parish.

Handog is led and trained by Bro. Xavier Narvas. Right now there are two Handog choirs. They won first place in the free piece category by singing the piece "Hawak Kamay" and second place in the "Kansyon na San Fabian" piece category.

The members of the "HANDOG". Soprano: Agnes Abrigo, Hazel Apellido, Jiesel Lobo, Katherine Quinto, Katrina Narvas, Katrina Petilla, Lelet Gatchalian. Alto: Divina Biason, Girlie Hortaleza, Guenever Winona Marmolejo, Jacquelyn Roces, Ma. Josah Orpilla, Liezl Bucao, Lyra Mae Nabua, Odessa Cerezo, Racy Raguindin, Valerie Bautista. Tenor: Alejo Gabriel, Arjay Gali, John Paul Catalan, Joseph Calicdan, Pedel Pedral, Rodrigo Puzon, Ryan Gonzalo. Bass: Arnel Caguya, Felipe Basilio Ramos, Jayfer Balecha, Jordan Nabua, Mach Junemel Vidal, Noel Ganacias, Ronel Clores, Ryan Galacha, Samuel Narvarte. Accompanist: Frederick Narvas.