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Gary V Back Home to La Salle Green Hills

Gary Valenciano (with Batch '82 classmates).

Author: The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Gary Valenciano goes back to his alma mater, La Salle Green Hills (LSGH) on June 5 and 8 for the concert series Back Home at Bro. Rafael Donato Center for the Performing Arts at LSGH. The concerts are part of LSGH's year-long celebration of its golden anniversary.

The concert is the highlight and culminating event of SING-KWENTA, a series of mini concerts which began in September 2008 and will end on June 8, 50th Foundation Day of LSGH. Held every other week for the past nine months, the SING-KWENTA series featured other LSGH alumni who have enriched the Philippine music scene like Ogie Alcasid, Rannie Raymundo, Carlo Orosa, Dingdong Avanzado, Dingdong Eduque, Juan Miguel Salvador, Louie Ocampo, Montet Acoymo, Charlie Ysmael, Von de Guzman and the Tux who, like Gary V, were members of LSGH's famous Kundirana musical group.

Gary V, an LSGH Batch 82 alumnus and recipient of the DLSU La Sallian Achievement Award in 2007, vows to make his Back Home concert and the 50th anniversary celebration memorable. Mixing nostalgic songs with his trademark high-energy numbers and high-voltage performance, Gary V will pop up surprise numbers at the concert that will also feature his children Paolo (a De La Salle University graduate), Gabriel (LSGH Batch 2005) and Kiana (incoming senior at La Salle Antipolo) as guests. Powerplay band will provide back-up music. Musical director is Mon Faustino, another notable LSGH alumnus.

The Gary V concerts will benefit Bahay Pag-asa and One La Salle Scholarship Foundation, which aims to raise P1-B to help fund 20 percent full scholarship equivalents (FSEs) in each of the 18 De La Salle schools in the Philippines by 2011, the year of the De La Salle centennial. "This will help us share the gift of Lasallian education to deserving students, give them a voice in our academic community and open them up to a richer dialogue with others all over the country," said Emmanuel Calanog, Development Office Director at LSGH and organizer of the SINGKWENTA series.

Tickets are priced at P5,000 (VIP), P2,000 (Gold), P1,000 (Silver) and P750 (Bronze) and available at the LSGH Development Office (tel. no. 727-3760), Genesis (72I-4406) and Studio V (726-4614).

Source: The Philippine Star