Giving Back The Smile to Street Children

The Masaya Choir

The Choir was created in August 2004 to perform at a benefit dinner in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover. Since then, the Choir had sung at more than 70 events for companies, organizations, royalty, and most of all, for friends who have supported the Foundation.

The Virlanie Choir is composed of children and young adults from the different Virlanie Homes and the outreach urban poor communities - individuals who have shown an exceptional inclination and passion for music.

They are led and supervised by their Choirmaster and Musical Director, Ms. Ma. Lourdes Hermo, a well-acclaimed choirmaster who also directs the Ateneo de Manila College Glee Club and teaches as a professor in St. Scholastica’s College of Manila.

The Choir serves not only as Virlanie's musical ambassadors but also as a bridge between different cultures as they have learned to sing songs in Filipino, English and French languages, with their inspirational repertoire ranging from folk, religious to contemporary genres.

Singing is one of the ways in which our children can express their emotions and feelings. By performing in front of an audience, our children develop their self-esteem and assertiveness, and improve their confidence.

Performance Highlights

2016: European Tour, from May 5 to May 27, 2016!

 May 5, 6 & 7

 Nancy (France)
 Festival international du Chant Choral

 Schedule to come!  
 Sunday, May 8  Lunéville (France)  Chapelle du Château des  Lumières  04:00 p.m. 
 Thursday, May 12  Wasquehal (France)  Espace Culturel Gérard Philipe  08:00 p.m.
 Saturday, May 14  Poperinge (Belgium)  Trefhuis Domaine de Lovie  05:00 p.m.
 Sunday, May 15  Voerde (Germany)  Eglise Saint Peter  06:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, May 17 Francfort-sur-le-Main  Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium  06:00 p.m.
 Wednesday, May 18  Strasbourg (France)  Eglise Saint-Pierre-Le-Vieux   08:00 p.m.
 Friday, May 20  Belfort (France)  Eglise Saint Joseph  08:00 p.m.
 Saturday, May 21  Bale (Switzerland)  Eglise de Don Bosco  06:00 p.m.
 Sunday, May 22  Mulhouse (France)  Eglise Saint-François d'Assise  05:00 p.m.
 Wednesday, May 25  Choisy-le-Roi (France)  Eglise Saint Esprit  08:00 p.m.
 Thursday, May 26  Paris 16ème (France)  Chapelle Saint Bernadette  08:00 p.m.
 Friday, May 27  Paris 15ème (France)  Paroisse Saint-Léon  08:00 p.m.


2015 :
In France :
- 20 days, 16 concerts. Click here if you want to know more about this big adventure.

In Manila:
- 16 private concerts (10 for companies, 3 for NGO, 2 for Virlanie and 1 wedding)
- 8 public concerts:

  • Fête de la Musique
  • Friendship Chorale Concerts
  • Sofitel Half-marathon
  • Radio guesting
  • Halina't Umawit Festival
  • Madz et Al event
  • Sofitel Christams Caroling
  • Madrigal Singers

2013: Spring Tour of 20 days in France and Belgium for 15 dates

- Sang for French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and his wife Brigitte Ayrault during their visit in the Philippines.
- Selected as one of the Filipino choir representatives at the World Choral Day 2012.
- About fifty concerts included one on the second channel of Filipinos television ABS-CBN


- Performed at the 1000 Voice Christmas Concert at SMART Araneta Coliseum
- Did about 50 concerts the whole year

2010: Sang at the Sofitel Hotel in Manila for the 18th anniversary for the Virlanie Foundation.

2009: Performed for the families, in firms, in retirement homes and for the American Ambassador to Philippines, Ms Kristie Kenney for the Christmas party.

2008: Performed at the Music Festival Museo na Kabataan, at Virlanie’s Somebody Someday concert with Billy Crawford, at TV shows with Jessica Soja on GMA and with Korina Sanchez on ABS-CBN.

2006: Performed at the reception in honor of Andrea Casiraghi, member of the royal Monegasque family, on the Hotel Shrangri-La.

2005: Sang at the “Thank you” concert at the Intercontinental Hotel in Makati.

2004: Performed at the Benefit dinner in honor of Her Royal Highness Caroline of Hanover.

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The angelic voices of the Virlanie choir will definitely delight guests at your event! The Masaya Choir will be pleased to sing during private or corporate events. For more details about our choir or to book them for an event, please send an email to


Virlanie Virlanie Foundation

Virlanie Foundation is a private, non-profit organization reaching out to street children in the Philippines. Virlanie cares for children in need of special protection – those who are abandoned, abused, exploited, neglected, orphaned, and among the poorest of the poor.

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4055 Yague Street, Barangay Singkamas,
Makati City, Metro Manila
Philippines 1204

Tel: +63 2 895 5260 and +63 2 896 2289
Fax: +63 2 895 5232