I attended the launch of Christify last August 29 at the Chuch of the Gesu, Ateneo De Manila University.
A collection of 10 new songs for liturgy and worship, Christify is Bukas Palad’s 15th studio album--a project leading to the group’s celebration of its 25th anniversary in 2011. Continuing the choir’s mission of contributing to the repertoire of Filipino liturgical music, Christify contains new hymns for use in the different parts of the Mass.
“We hope to encourage congregations to participate more actively in the celebration of the Eucharist by singing the songs in our new CD,” said Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ, co-founder of the music ministry. Francisco noted that the new songs are simple yet memorable, so choirs can learn the music quickly and engage churchgoers to sing them at Mass.
I was able to get few more moments with Fr. Manoling and I've posted the podcast in my personal blog.
As for the songs from the album, my personal faves so far are Chrsitify, Sa Tahanan ng Poon, and Magpasalamat sa Kanya.
Technorati: Bukas Palad