They are back. Viva Live is bringing back the singers of the New Minstrels, with an all-new repertoire for another evening of song, romance, dance and fun happenings in “Happy Together.” And this outing is very special because joining The New Minstrels is the country’s premiere vocal group The CompanY. It’s the first time the two vocal groups are performing in a concert together and the audience will be in for a treat on February 13, 2017 at the Plenary Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center.
The leading showband of the ‘70s era, The New Minstrels is famous for its pop rendition of Filipino standards like “Buhat” and “Balut” and boasts of members who have gone on to successful solo careers. Returning for this extraordinary concert are some of those artists who these past few years have starred in blockbuster Valentine shows that delighted fans to no end. These are Joey Albert (“Tell Me,” “Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin”), Ding Mercado (“See You There”), Chad Borja (“Ikaw Lang”) and Louie Reyes and Eugene Villaluz (“Nothing I Want More”).
The CompanY celebrated its 30th year in the music business last year. Initially inspired by groups like the Manhattan Transfer, the Swing Out Singers and The New Minstrels, The CompanY has developed its own distinct, very unmistakable sound over the years. Among their hit singles are “Now That I Have You,” “Muntik Na Kitang Minahal,” “Pakisabi Na Lang,” “Just a Love Song,” “What Would They Say,” “Afraid For Love To Fade,” “You Changed My Life in a Moment,” and “Manila.”
The CompanY today is made up of Moy Ortiz, bass and tenor; Sweet Plantado, soprano; Annie Quintos, soprano; Cecile Bautista, alto; and returning for this special show after years spent performing abroad is original member Reuben Llorente, tenor.
Tickets, priced at P4500, P3500, P3000, P2000, P1000 Balcony and P400, are available thru SM Tickets (470-2222), TicketWorld (891-9999), TicketNet (911-5555) and Viva Live (687-7236).