for Others – The 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Concert

Photos by Gilbert Chua

for Others, The 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Concert was held last 11 February 2017 at the Meralco Theatre in Pasig City.

Fr. Ari's Message

It was the 6th of June, 1956, when Xavier School (then known as Kuang Chi School) took in students for the first time using makeshift facilities in Echague (now Carlos Palanca Street), Quiapo. The Founding Fathers of Xavier School, led by the indefatigable Fr. Jean Desautels, SJ, had been exiled from China but put their missionary zeal to work by turning their attention to the evangelization of the Chinese in the Philippines. They started small, with only 170 students, but by December of 1960 the school had moved to its present location in San Juan and after 60 years of continuous operation, has produced more than ten thousand graduates (to be exact: 10,206).

With the concert, dubbed for Others, the school brings to a close its 60th anniversary or Diamond Jubilee celebration. The concert title is taken from the Jesuit educational vision of forming men and women for others, an idea that also found expression in the 60th anniversary jubilee tagline, “Xavier For Others Forever”. This show, which features the best of our homegrown talents, highlights the self-offering of Xaverians who are sharing their talents in music and dance for causes greater than themselves.

Resources generated from this concert will contribute to financial aid for deserving students at our San Juan and Nuvali campuses, and empowerment of the poor at the Fr. Pierre Tritz Institute-ERDA Tech, Xavier’s adopted school.

Let me take this opportunity to thank the Chairman of our XS60 Jubilee Committee, Mr. Jacinto Ng, Jr. (XS ’86), for his passion in inspiring the community to give back as a fitting way to mark our anniversary. I also thank Mrs. Zsa Zsa Yu for spearheading the organizing committee of this concert on top of her many duties at our Nuvali campus, where two new buildings are about to be constructed.

As we say at Xavier School, Luceat Lux! Let your light shine!

Aristotle C. Dy, SJ
President
Xavier School

Programme

DRAGON AND LION DANCE
Xavier Dragon and Lion Dance Troupe

CHINESE SWORD DANCE
Grade 1 Students

CHINESE CULTURAL RIBBON DANCE
Xavier School Nuvali Students

CHINESE CULTURAL FAN DANCE
Xavier School Nuvali Students

MAN IN THE MIRROR
Peter Caimbon

BRAVE
Grade School Children’s Choir

WHEN YOU BELIEVE
Casey Copengco

YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE
Christopher Ong

OUT THERE
Marvin Ong

HERE COMES THE SUN
Angklung Ensemble

GO THE DISTANCE
Christopher Yu

IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
De Novo

XAVIER MEDLEY
Peter Caimbon
Marvin Ong
Christopher Yu
De Novo
Palan Reyes – Accompanist

NGAYON AT KAILANMAN
NAIS KO
Basil Valdez

IPAGPATULOY MO, GALING NG PILIPINO
Peter Caimbon
Casey Copengco
Christopher Ong
Marvin Ong
Christopher Yu

TAGUMPAY NATING LAHAT
Grade School Children’s Choir

HIP HOP DANCE MEDLEY
Dance X

BRAND NEW DAY
Entire Cast

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