INAP nominee for Performing Arts Vell Baria (one of the 5 main soloists) made her first oratorio debut in MENDELSSOHN’s Oratorio “Elijah” held at Union Church Manila last Sunday, May 1, 2015; where the participanting choirs are the Philippine Madrigal Singers under Sir Mark Anthony Carpio, UP Chorus Class, GCF Chancel Choir and UCM Chancel Choir (host choir), along with musicians Pifferari Orchestra and Alejandro Consolacion II with soloists Jai Sabas Aracama, Ranier Pagcalinawan, Ronan Ferrer, Jenny Lind Delorino and Vell Baria under the baton of Dr. Eudenice V. Palaruan and Phoebe Bitoon.
With actors Jun Ison (as Elijah), David Uy (Obadiah), Peter Chua (King Ahab), Goldie Soon (Queen Jezebel), Elizabeth Chua (Widow), Eryl Soriano (Youth), JC Yparraguirre (Angel). Stage production and concept by Joy Virata and Luna Inocian.
“It was my major oratorio debut ever and my first time being a soloist.. in which I’ve dreamed and destined for… inspite of hardships of depression and pressure.. this surprising result was just magical…”
– Vell Baria
Photos courtesy of Vell Baria and Anna Jean from their respective facebook profiles.
Date posted: May 13, 2016, Philippines (posted for ANCA Newsworld Website)