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Sun, Sep 11


St. Patrick's Catholic Church


An all-Filipino repertoire Benefit Concert for current Eastman School of Music Graduate Student, Rey Sunglao from Manila, Philippines. Collaborating Artists: Ali Santos & Consuelo De Los Santos. Admission to the concert is by donation. All proceeds go to his tuition at the Eastman School of Music.

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Time & Location

Sep 11, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 115 Maple Ave, Victor, NY 14564, USA


About the event

The  Filipino American Association of Rochester (FAAR) presents Musikahan At  Bayanihan. An all- Filipino repertoire Benefit Concert for Eastman  School of Music Graduate Student Rey Sunglao. Rey is a current master  student taking up a double Master's Degree in Music Education and Double  Bass Performance and Literature. Rey is a recent graduate of Bachelor of Music in Music Education at St. Scholastica College, Manila(SSC). A recipient of  the Sister Baptista Battig Music Scholarship, Philberth Scholarship, and Future Faces Manila Scholarship. Rey graduated magna cum laude and holds the title  of the first male valedictorian of St. Scholastica. 

Rey is the very first Double bass graduate of SSC.  He was a finalist at the  2017 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines. He represented the  Philippines twice at the Asian Youth Orchestra with other Asian  musicians from around the world. Both a teacher and performer, he is a  member of the Manila Symphony Orchestra, taught at Canadian American  School, Manila, and co-founded an online learning program,  @learningwithmax. At Eastman, Rey is currently a Graduate Teaching  Assistant at the Music Teaching and Learning Department, Program  Assistant at the Office of the Student Affairs, and Summer Conference  Manager for Summer@Eastman. Moreover, he is a Staff Singer-Tenor for St.  Paul's Episcopal Church, Rochester, NY.

While attending Eastman last semester, a tuition grant program  from an organization in the Philippines was cancelled as well as a private foundation that had promised to help pay with his living accommodations while studying in Rochester. Both sources of assistance were cancelled as a direct result of the economy in Manila due to the Covid -19 pandemic.

FAAR is organizing this Benefit Concert to help raise funds for his partial tuition.

Please join us as a community to help him continue his education to help further his goal. Let's show Rey and the community the "BAYANIHAN" Spirit.

Collaborating Artists:

Ali  Santos - originally from Chesapeake, VA and a graduate of Virginia  Commonwealth University. A student at the Eastman School of Music she  currently studies with David Higgs, chair of the Organ & Historical  Keyboards Dept. at Eastman. Her current position is Organist and  Director of Music at Immanuel Lutheran in Webster, NY.

Consuelo  De Los Santos - a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington with a   Master of Music - Piano Performance. Currently the Director of Music  Ministry at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Rochester, NY

Featuring works of: Augusto Espino, Francisco Santiago, Jose Estella, Angel Pena, and classisc by J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin and others.

Admission to the concert is by donation. All proceeds will go to Rey's tuition at the Eastman School of Music

The concert will also live stream on St Patrick's YouTube channel

Donations can be made directly to Rey's PayPal or Venmo account during the concert or if you are unable to attend and would like to donate, Please contact Rey at or mail a check payable to Rey Sunglao and mail to FAAR PO Box 92305, Rochester, NY 14692

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