The Cultural Center of the Philippines holds anew the traditional Simbang Gabi at the CCP, a set of nine dawn masses from December 16 until 24, 2013, 5AM at the CCP Main Ramp.
The highlight of this year’s celebration is the “Misa de Aguinaldo” or Christmas Eve Mass on December 24, 8PM at the CCP Main Theater. The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) will perform traditional Christmas tunes in welcoming the mass goers prior to the start of the ceremony, and excerpts from the famous ‘Vamos a Belen’ of the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group will be integrated before and during the mass. As a finale, the Philippine Madrigal Singers will lead a 100-voice chorale in singing Mr.Ryan Cayabyab’s “Munting Sanggol” with symphonic accompaniment of the PPO.
The Simbang Gabi at the CCP is held in cooperation with Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, with various agencies participating as hermanas. Schedule is as follows: December 16 - Philippine Navy, December 17 - Product Development and Design Center of the Philippines, December 18 - Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, December 19 - Gloriamaris and Amazing Philippine Theater, December 20 - Philippine International Convention Center, December 21 - Manila Broadcasting Company and Star Parks Corporation, December 22 - Harbour Square, December 23 – Ticketworld and Concertus Manila, December 24/5am - Senate Spouses Foundation, December 24/8pm - Cultural Center of the Philippines and the CCP-Complex Employees’ Organization.
For more information, contact the CCP Production and Exhibition Department’s Venue Operations Division at 832-1125 loc. 1412/1413.