The Novo Concertante Manila performing during the Philippine Independence Day Celebration at Eastwood Mall
June 12 marks our Independence Day, when, after 400 years of Spanish colonial rule, the Philippines became a free nation at last. The group is wearing Filipiniana, or traditional Filipino wear. Novo is a chamber choir established in 1998. Since then it has won numerous awards, including a gold medal at the 2nd Choir Olympics held in South Korea in 2002.
I didn't notice it then, but looking at the picture now, I just realized that one of the members there is a classmate of mine in grade school and high school. How about that!