Jesuit Music Ministry of Jesuit Communications launched the album, ONE PRAISE: Original Filipino Christian Contemporary Music with a praise concert on 16 April 2016, 7PM, at the Bellarmine Field in the Ateneo de Manila University. Almost 3,000 people from different Catholic charismatic groups gathered in prayer and worship led by the music ministries and praise bands of the respective communities—Elim Music Ministry, Light of Jesus Family Worship Ministry (The Feast), Liveloud (CFC Family Ministry), and Living Hope Catholic Charismatic Community. Where’s The Sheep?, a Catholic praise band from the Jesuit Music Ministry, also joined the event.
The album is significant from several reasons. First, it is the first-ever gathering of different Catholic charismatic communities to produce a collaborative album and share their music to other Catholics. Second, all songs are original and composed by Filipinos. Finally, One Praise is Jesuit Music Ministry’s contribution to the emerging Filipino charismatic music. The album answers to the evolving inspirational and worship music. During the closing prayer, JesCom executive director Nono Alfonso, SJ and JMM director Ro Atilano, SJ announced for the One Praise concert to be an annual event to celebrate hope, unity, and God’s love for us, His Easter people.
ONE PRAISE: Original Filipino Christian Contemporary Music also has a bonus track featuring the song, We Are Yours composed by Noel Miranda and originally recorded by Ms. Lea Salonga with the Bukas Palad Music Ministry for the album Let Your Praises Be Heard. Hero Mauricio of Where’s The Sheep? gave the song a new arrangement, making it sound more charismatic which the communities are more accustomed to. Vocal representatives of each praise band recorded for this track. The album is available at the Tanging Yaman stores in Sonolux building, Ateneo de Manila University, and at the 5/F Atrium, SM Megamall.
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