Jesuit Music Ministry (JMM) makes a much-anticipated return to the live music to touch the hearts and souls of audiences this coming Holy Week in its latest edition of JMM Live Sessions.
Following the success of its first-ever online concert entitled “Pasko Na!”, JMM once again takes its soulful and uplifting music to the internet stage on Palm Sunday, March 25 at 8:00 in the evening. Just as its initial staging back in December of last year, the Holy Week edition of JMM Live airs via Facebook Live on the Jesuit Communications Foundation (JesCom) Facebook page.
JMM Director Lester Mendiola describes the second run of JMM Live as an excellent way for Catholics to begin their Holy Week preparation, no matter where they may be. “Hosting ‘Live’ on Palm Sunday perfectly slows things down, and sets the right prayerful mood as we enter into our remembrance of the passion and death of Christ.”
Featuring performances from JMM original artists Hangad, Koro Ilustrado, Toto Sorioso, JMM administrative officer and Himig Heswita vocalist Rey Malipot, and flutist Jay Gomez, listeners will be treated to the harmony of soothing and reflective hymns arranged to help them dispose themselves completely to the essence and spirit of Holy Week.
Moreover, audiences can also fully interact with the performers by commenting through the Facebook Live broadcast. “Since we are, in effect, praying fervently through our music, listeners can feel free to mention their prayer requests and intentions, which we will gladly accommodate and keep in our hearts throughout the show,” explains Mendiola.
Helping create a truly contemplative and consoling atmosphere of prayer will be several reflection points shared throughout the program. “Apart from the soulful and touching music by our JMM artists, reflection points are there to guide listeners in their thoughts and meditations for the rest of the Holy Week,” says Mendiola.