THE Cultural Center of the Philippines will hold the “Misa de Aguinaldo” or Christmas Eve Mass on December 24 at the CCP Main Theater. The said event is a culmination of the Misa de Gallo (Simbang Gabi) or Dawn Mass.
There will be a pre-mass performance at 6:30pm at the CCP Main Theater Lobby, featuring Christmas Carols by choral groups such as Kammerchor Manila Inc., God the Father Choir, Maria Mater Dei Choir, Himig Tondo and a performance by Tanghalang Pilipino. During the open house, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra will render Christmas Carols. This will be followed by a live excerpt of “Panunuluyan” (dramatic re-enactment of the Holy Family’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem before Jesus Christ’s birth) before the Mass begins. Performing groups participating in the Mass are Las Cantantes de Manila and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. A performance by a 100-voice chorale will be the event’s finale.
Fr. Mario Sobrejuanite will be the mass celebrant.
For more information, contact the CCP Production and Exhibition Department at 832-1125 loc. 1404 or 1412.