“CO.25 – A Silver Anniversary Celebration”
On October 16 and 30 (both Saturdays), Asia’s premiere vocal group, The CompanY, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a concert performance entitled CO.25 at the Music Museum (Greenhills) at 8:30p.m.
The last quarter of a century has been productive for The CompanY, having been blessed with 19 studio albums, 39 music industry awards (Awit, Katha, Catholic Mass Media), 2 video releases, 3 solo television specials, national and international vocal workshops, and countless concert tours both in the Philippines and abroad.
More than just a retrospective, CO.25 showcases the virtuosity and versatility of singers: Sweet Plantado, Annie Quintos, Cecile Bautista, Jay Marquez and Moy Ortiz.
This anniversary concert is divided into five acts that blend various art forms from the worlds of music, dance, photography, film, video art, performance art, theater and fashion. The show is an unapologetic blend of high art with lowbrow sensibilities, the complex with the simple, the poignant with the ridiculous and the esoteric with the commercial.
From jazz to classical, from Broadway to folk music, from pop to doo-wop, from acoustic to electronica, from world music to Original Pilipino Music (OPM), from a cappella to symphonic – The CompanY’s repertoire for Co.25 runs the breadth and width of vocal music in its various genres.
Not to be missed are The CompanY’s production numbers with special guests, comedian/writer/director Jon Santos and Eileen Sison of the Brazilian band, Guarana. Beth Martin is the musical director. The show was conceptualized, written and directed by The CompanY’s artistic director, Moy Ortiz, alongside two-time Palanca Awardee, Floy Quintos.
Wardrobe and costumes were designed and executed by Danilo Franco, Joey Samson and Odelon Simpao. Jerome Chang does hair and make up. Jewelry pieces are by Arnel Papa. Lighting Designer is Dong Calingacion. Sound Engineer is Jerry Guanino.
Dance sequences were choreographed by Dianne Fabros Sulit of ACTS Dance and Arts Academy with Jay Marquez and Sweet Plantado. Band arrangements were done by Beth Martin, JD Villanueva, Tots Tolentino, Ria Villena Osorio, Michael Guevarra, Jesse Lucas and Moy Ortiz.
CO.25 is supported by Net25, The Music Museum, Power Clean, Clean King, MYX, Philippine Star, 105.1 Crossover, 106.7 Dream FM, Solar Entertainment, 2nd Avenue, ETC, Greenwich Pizza, Backroom, Inc., Viva Records, Trumpets Playshop, Musicademy, Lyric Pianos and Organs, ACTS Dance and Arts Academy Studios, TJ Max Musiclab, Professional Maintenance Group Inc., TangerineSkies Entertainment Gateway, Infinitif Studios, GE Water Systems, Gaggia Coffee Machines and Unit 16 Sweets.
Tickets are now available at Ticketworld (Telephone number 891-9999) or www.ticketworld.com.ph. Also call the Music Museum at 721-6726 or 721-0635. Tickets are affordably priced at Php 1000, Php 850 and Php 700.