Amor Ilao McGuinness and her husband Tom will join The Green Divas live in the studio on Thursday, October 8th to promote the benefit concert she will headline at Alice Tully Hall in New York City on October 17th.
The concert called “Six Voices for One Love” will combine opera, Broadway and traditional Kundimans and will benefit Bantay Bata 163, a child welfare program established over 10 years ago by the ABS-CBN Foundation based in Asia to provide shelter, education, legal and medical services to children in need.
Amor’s first performance was at the age of 6 at a talent show in her hometown of Laguna, Louisiana. She charmed the audience and took home the first prize. Since then, Amor has gone on to perform at Carnegie Hall and NJPAC in addition to performing up and down the east coast as well as before the Philippine Consulate in and at other Filipino affairs. She has also received two Philippine Presidential Awards.
Now in her 70s, Amor is fulfilling a lifelong dream at last with her upcoming benefit performance, “My dream was to sing at Lincoln Center. I said I would do it for the benefit of the poor children, plus show them [the audience] our culture, our music.”
Not only is Amor the principal vocalist in the concert, she, along with her husband Tom, have organized the entire event which includes a traditional 12-piece Rondalla String Orchestra.
Tickets cost $40 and may be purchased by calling 973-335-7660, at the box office, or online at Alice Tully Hall. Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center is located in New York City at 65th and Broadway.
Don’t miss tonight’s show!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
7 – 8pm EST