Spreading Pinoy Pasko in Sydney

An all-Filipino choir spreads Pinoy Pasko through songs at the first Philippine Christmas Festival held recently at Darling Harbor in Sydney. 

The Filipino Chaplaincy Chatswood Parish (FCCP) Vocal Ensemble performed during the two-day event, part of the celebration marking 70 years of Philippines-Australia diplomatic relations. 

Stalls around the venue showcased Philippine products, tourist destinations, and favorite food, including sorbetes served from an iconic ice-cream cart at the festival organized by the Philippine Community Council of New South Wales, Inc., in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate General and the Sydney offices of the departments of tourism and trade and industry. 

The FCCP choir sings at Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Dolours Church in Chatswood, in Sydney’s Lower North Shore. It is composed of engineers, nurses, IT and workforce planning professionals, financial specialists, a teacher, a chef, and a geologist.  

The members are –  sopranos Mary Alarcio, Charisse Arpafo, Jean Dimanarig, Mariz Espinosa, Lynne Moncada, Caroline Sosito, Olivia Villanueva; altos  Rhea Mae Bulquerin, Giselle Goloy, Sheila Arellano-Macaraeg, Mae Annabelle Magtibay; tenors Mark Alarcio, Anton Piccio, Bobby Quiñones, Lester Salcedo; and basses Ryan Balboa, Kristian Garcia, Ricardo Mariano, Jerome Rodriquez.

Topics: Pinoy Pasko , Philippine Christmas Festival , Darling Harbor in Sydney , Filipino Chaplaincy Chatswood Parish (FCCP) Vocal Ensemble

Related stories:

No related stories matched this topic.

COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.
AdvertisementGMA-Congress Trivia 1
Reopening: PH Economy on The Mend
Reopening: PH Economy on The Mend