QUEZON City, Oct. 18, 2015 – The Hangad Music Ministry plans to celebrate its 24 years in the industry in a free concert that aims to benefit people with hearing difficulties.
Dubbed “Wonderfully Made,” the night of music is set on Oct. 25, Sunday, 7 p.m. at the St. Stanislaus Kostka Chapel, Ateneo de Manila High School, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
Since 1991, Hangad has performed in inspirational concerts, served in various liturgical services, launched a string of classics, and conducted workshops for choirs in and around Manila.
The group consists of friends, young professionals, and students, whose love for music equals their passion to evangelize others through songs.
They began as Ateneo High School batchmates who only wanted to sing for Masses and retreats.
A quarter of a century and eight albums later, Hangad never tires of crediting the “mighty power of God” for its success.
Meanwhile, Hangad’s beneficiary this year, the Catholic Ministry to Deaf People, Inc., (CMDP), has been helping the deaf community by providing scholarships, religious education, and interventions during crisis situations.
CMDP was formally formed in 1990 by Sr. Rita Marie Pickhinkie as a non-profit, non-government organization to serve deaf people in the country.
It envisions a society where the deaf have access to education, employment, and spiritual formation, and where they live in a safe and inclusive environment.
CMDP also dreams of a world where the potential of the deaf to live a full life and to help in the growth of the country is “amply recognized, encouraged, and lovingly harnessed.”
To date, the organization covers Metro Manila, and its board is chaired by no less than Cubao Bishop Honesto F. Ongtioco with Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. as his vice. (Raymond A. Sebastián / CBCP News)