This November 19, 2010, for the benefit of Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC), we are eager to share with you that the well-loved and proudly Pinoy Christian music group PAPURI will be LIVE onstage once again after 4 years!

PAGSAMBA AT PAPURI will be held at CCF 5/F Auditorium, St. Francis Square Bldg. Julia Vargas Ave., cor. Bank Drive, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City at 7:30PM.

This worship and praise concert promises to showcase Papuri’s long standing legacy of original praise and worship songs such as Alleluia ang Awitin, Ating Purihin ang Diyos, Biyaya Nya’y Sapat,Diyos na Himala, Ikaw Lamang, Ito ay Naganap, Naroon Ako, Pag-ibig Mo, Papuring Awit, Sapagkat Diyos ay Pag-ibig, and Tsuper ng Buhay!

Featuring Papuri! artists such as:

Arnel de Pano
Robert More
Henry Santos
Kathy Alvarado
Cindy dela Paz
Debbie Layawan
Larrie Ilagan

and many more..

Ticket prices are:

Orchestra / Balcony A: P500
Balcony B:                     P300
General Admission:       P150

Click here for the event poster.

Tickets are now available! For inquiries, please call 910.5524 or 910.5352.

Seat Plan:

Tickets are now also available at the following House of Praise outlets:

House of Praise Panay – 9205291 loc. 139

House of Praise Trinoma – 09198556707

House of Praise Robinson’s Galleria – 09086823444

House of Praise Sta. Lucia

House of Praise St. Francis – 09206095607

Tickets now available at SM Cinemas. Please call 470.2222.

Megamall, Podium, Taytay, Mall of Asia, MoA IMAX, Sta. Mesa, Manila, San Lazaro, North EDSA, NE IMAX, Fairview, Marikina, Valenzuela, Novaliches, Marilao, Clark, Baliwag, Pampanga, Bicutan, Sucat, Southmall, Bacoor, Molino, Muntinlupa, Dasmarinas

You may also buy your tickets at these locations:

PCBS (Philippine Christian Book Stores) Branches:

PCBS Alabang – 8420208

PCBS GCF – 6350082 loc. 352

PCBS Cubao Edsa – 7267677 / 4137775

PCBS Farmers Plaza – 4383782

PCBS Makati – 8446268

PCBS Masagana – 4844686

PCBS SM Fairview –  9373616 / 09186977036

PCBS Monumento – 3612368

PCBS Robinsons Novaliches – 4733253

PCBS United Nations – 5220691 / 5235501

OMF Literature Branches:

OMF Literature Mandaluyong – 5316635

OMF Literature Paranaque – 4032975

OMF Literature Greenbelt 1 – 8690340

OMF Literature Quezon City – 3550519

PBS (Philippine Bible Society) Branches:

Philippine Bible Society U.N Avenue – Vicky Franco – 5215792

Philippine Bible Society Sta. Mesa – Nelson Santos – 7142424

Philippine Bible Society Baclaran – Armando Bacani – 8515475

(PBS Store hours: Monday 9AM – 7PM, Tuesday – Saturday 8AM – 7PM)

About Papuri!:

Filipino artistic expression + Christian faith + KBP requirement +   musically-gifted individuals = PAPURI!

The 1970’s marked the period of westernization of Philippine music and Christianity with the proliferation of international singing groups, English hymns and Gospel songs.

To curb the looming foreign takeover of the Philippine music scene, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) issued a directive to all radio networks to air Original Pilipino music beginning in 1977.  Far East Broadcasting Company initially complied with the KBP ruling by playing Filipino adaptations of Gospel songs. But because of the scarcity of materials, it was quickly axed. Evidently, something more Filipino was needed.

Enter FEBC’s Hymnody Project in 1978. With American missionary Dr. Gordon England at the helm, it began developing music that was truly Christian and uniquely Filipino. Together with 15 young men and women involved in the music ministry, Dr. England started the first all-Filipino original Christian music project. Sixteen songs were selected. Some were already known and widely used in churches while some were freshly written.

While meditating on the first chapter of Ephesians, Mr. Efren Pallorina, then 702 DZAS station manager, was able to coin the name PAPURI!, the Tagalog word for praise, for the project. He also developed the concept of three C’s of putting the project together as a bundle—producing a cassette album, publishing a chordbook and mounting a live concert.

The first PAPURI! concert was held at the jampacked Philamlife Theater on UN Avenue, Manila on October 26, 1979. From then on, PAPURI! was positioned as FEBC’s music arm and a handmaid of the Church on the air and in public.

Over the years, the original three Cs of PAPURI!—cassette, chordbook, concert—have  expanded to include another C, church promotions, whose purpose is to introduce and encourage the use of original Pilipino music in their worship, fellowship and evangelism programs.