Jose Mari Chan Serenades the 'City of Golden Friendship'
Cagayan de Oro City– Jose Mari Chan has robbed the heart of every Cagayano in his live performance last June 29 at Limketkai Atrium.
He has sung his most requested songs– Beautiful Girl, Please be Careful with My Heart, Tell Me Your Name– to name a few. It was an enjoyable night, he even went down from the stage and while serenading the crowd, the fascinated audience took turns in taking pictures with him. He has been cracking jokes and the two-hour act had passed-by so swiftly that his spectators still beg for more.
There were also homegrown talents which were featured in the show. Santuario Eucharistico’s most acclaimed choir sang, in acapella, the invocation song; violinist, Michael Ocilllo (?) accompanied Jose Mari Chan; and the budding singer-dancer, Je t’aime Yabug had a well applauded performance with the star. The fans were surprised when Mr. Chan and Je t’aime sang the famous ‘Christmas in Our Hearts’ where he also introduced his newest Christmas album– ‘Going Home to Christmas.’ Amazed by the guest-performers, Jose Mari Chan encouraged all local artists to continue writing their own original songs.
The fund-raising concert was organized by The Cagayan de Oro LITES team in cooperation with the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. It will support the group’s Eucharistic Mission in evangelizing the Northern Mindanao. The LITES team has already given ‘free of charge ‘seminars to several parishes, schools and organizations. More are still requesting from far-flung barangays. Sister Lea Delute, is the coordinator of the CDO-LITES team and Fr. Arnel Martinez, SSS, is it’s spiritual director.
It was an entertaining night of reminiscing the past which was accompanied by the songs of Jose Mari Chan. It was a treat for every family, specially to husbands and wives who has been inspired by the love story of Jose Mari Chan and his wife, Mary Ann. The magic of this heart throb balladeer had magnetized every genre, young and old alike. It was, indeed, a wonderful event that no one would ever forget.
“I am dying to see his (Jose Mari Chan’s) next concert,” exclaimed by a die hard fan, Sister Marge Manabat, who was given a chance to take pictures with her beloved idol, Jose Mari Chan, at the VIP lounge.