On a biblical note, Jubilee is a time of celebration or rejoicing. It is defined in Leviticus 25:9 as "Yovel" in Hebrew, as the sabbatical year after seven cycles of seven years.
Come April 28, 2011, the LDS Church will celebrate its golden Jubilee, since the Church in the Philippines is turning 50 years old! As part of the three-year Jubilee Plan, a Song Writing and Logo Competitions were held in search for the theme song and logo for the Jubilee. The song "United" by Danel October Beriong from San Jose, Antique was chosen as the grand winner and became the theme song, while the logo designed by Dino Antenorcruz was chosen as the Jubilee logo.
There were two sessions held- 2pm and 5pm, and two Stakes sang the theme song "United" in each session. On the 2pm session were the Manila Stake Choir and the Novaliches Choir, while Paranaque and Marikina Stake choirs sang at the 5pm session. The Area Presidency and the audience clapped their hands after our rendition, so it was an experience.
(Novaliches Choir Director Cynthia Ampil, with Novaliches Choir soloist Paulo Antenorcruz and the composer of the Jubilee Theme song "United", Danel October Beriong)
(with Novaliches Choir soloist Paulo Antenorcruz and some members of the Manila Stake Choir who loves Paulo after our rendition of the theme song United)