We first witnessed the rendition of Loboc Children’s Choir of the song “The Prayer” during the live telecast of TV Patrol in Loboc last year during their coverage of the earthquake. Universal Records Philippines recorded the song with the Loboc Children’s Choir together with the country’s finest singers. The music video of the song has already reached more than 500 thousand views. During the 6th Star Awards for Music last Sunday, September 14, the video won as the Music Video of the Year.
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: The Prayer – The Loboc Children Choir & Various Artists; directed by Paolo Abella
Excerpt from the description of the video
On October 15, 2013, an earthquake with the energy equivalent to “32 Hiroshima bombs” devastated the Visayas, and parts of Mindanao and southern Luzon.
Two days later, the Loboc Children’s Choir sang, “The Prayer,” with the rubble of the hundred year old Loboc Church as their backdrop.
Their performance moved so many people here and abroad. Then, tragedy struck again.
On November 8, Typhoon Yolanda, the most powerful tropical cyclone of the year hit East Samar, Samar and Leyte.
Thousands died. Millions were left hungry, desperate, and homeless.
Relief efforts from the Philippines and the rest of the world are currently helping the victims survive and find temporary homes.
But the bigger challenge is how to help all these people get back to their normal lives.
This is where we took inspiration from the Loboc Children’s Choir’s performance.
These children may be from Bohol, but their innocent voices represent not just their home province but also earthquake-damaged Cebu, war-stricken Zamboanga, and typhoon-devastated Leyte, Samar, and Iloilo — all of whom are praying for a miracle to allow them to rebuild their lives.
Loboc Children’s Choir is always making the Boholanos proud. The choir is not only making a name in the Philippines but also around the world. Their recent achievement was winning a silver medal at the recently concluded 12th China International Chorus Festival (ICF) last July 29 to August 4 in Beijing. According to their facebook page, the group is now in Korea for a performance in Seoul.
The performance of the Loboc Children’s Choir during the live telecast of TV Patrol can be found here.
For the telecast of the 6th Star Awards for music, you can watch it on Sunday, September 21, during the Sunday’s Best of ABS-CBN.