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Mayor Greg Fischer Newsroom

Philippine Relief Effort Underway as Filipino Choir Visits Louisville

Tuesday November 26, 2013

Compassionate City Shows its Support with
Philippine Typhoon Relief Effort

Louisville will show its compassion this holiday weekend as a Filipino choir attends the Sing ‘n’ Joy International Choral Festival & Competition at Christmas at the Galt House Hotel. Galt House Hotel received confirmation late last week that the Coro San Benildo Choir will arrive in Louisville tonight (Monday). Choir members have been touched by the unimaginable magnitude and destruction of Typhoon Haiyan which made landfall on six Philippine Islands on November 8, 2013. The death toll has risen to more than 5,200 people.

Louisville Metro Government, the Galt House Hotel, American Red Cross, and WDRB-TV are teaming up to show this choir our support.

"This is a great opportunity for our city to show compassion to the people of the Philippines -- and to hear some great music, too," Fischer said. "I encourage our citizens to support this important effort to help the many people in need."

The Galt House Hotel will donate $2 for every ticket sold to the Sing ‘n’ Joy Concerts on Saturday night at 8 and Sunday afternoon at 3 at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts-Whitney Hall. The American Red Cross will be taking donations at each of Coro San Benildo’s performances, including at Light Up Louisville. Philippine Typhoon Appeal donations may also be made online at

Coro San Benildo Performances

Thursday, November 28- Friendship Concert- 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Churchill Downs (Gate 17 and Turf Club)
Friday, November 29-Competition- 2:25 p.m.
Cathedral of the Assumption

Friday, November 29-Friendship Concert- 5:10 p.m
Galt House Hotel Suite Tower Lobby

Friday, November 29- Friendship Concert- 5:30 p.m.
KaLightoscope Christmas

Friday, November 29- Light Up Louisville Parade

Fourth Street & Main Street

Saturday, November 30-Celebration Concert- 8 p.m.

KY Center for the Performing Arts- Whitney Hall

Sunday, December 1- Awards Ceremony & Closing Concert- 3 p.m.
KY Center for the Performing Arts- Whitney Hall

Interviews with choir members may be arranged through Ashley Brauer at 502-415-8446 or

Sing ‘n’ Joy Louisville will welcome people from across the globe to Louisville, KY over Thanksgiving weekend, November 29 through December 1, 2013. Choirs will be performing traditional songs from their home countries, as well as classics, holiday songs and everything in between. It’s an opportunity for choirs to share their cultural traditions and their talents with their peers and the Louisville community.

Tickets are available for the Celebration Concert on Saturday, November 30 at 8 p.m. and the Festival Stage Choir Concert, Closing and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, December 1 at 2 p.m. Both concerts are in Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are priced from $15-$35 with $2 of each ticket going to the American Red Cross for Philippine Typhoon Relief. Click here to buy tickets today or call 502-584-7777 to order by phone. Daily Flex Passes are also available for access to competitions in the Galt House Hotel Grand Ballroom and Cathedral of the Assumption on Saturday and Sunday for $10 each.

Sing ‘n’ Joy is part of Christmas at the Galt House Hotel, a 47-day holiday extravaganza in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, visit