Holiday Style: Musical Cheer

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Stores Specialists, Inc., Philippine Tatler, Citibank and The Peninsula Manila unite once again to present the now traditional Christmas concert at the Peninsula Lobby, to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which enables terminally sick children to realize their dreams. Now on its 27th year, the Christmas concert commences the holiday celebrations on Sunday, December 12, 5pm to 7pm, with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) under the baton of Ruggiero Barbieri, who flies in from Italy for the concert. when joyous sounds resound in the lobby of the Peninsula hotel.Also participating is Olivier Ochanine, currently the PPO's music director and principal conductor. Featured choir this year is the University of Santo Tomas Singers, a mixed choral ensemble composed of a select group of students and alumni representing the different colleges and faculties of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, under the baton of its founder and conductor, professor Fidel Gener Calalang. …