We heal as one. This is the cry of everyone–from the government, to the health care workers, to the regular Juan. Being an infectious disease, we cannot prevent the spread Covid-19 if we do not work together. This song has lyrics that hit the heart and soul. And the teen students of Voice Chords Music Studio, headed by Voice Coach John Raymond Castiller, recorded a mashup of the song, We Heal As One.
Love During Covid-19: We Heal As One
Voice Coach John Raymond Castiller is the well-loved head coach of Voice Chords Music Studion in Bacolod City. Together with his senior students, they came up with a mashup of We Heal As One. This is a tribute to all the frontliners who work tirelessly to serve the need of the community.
We are talking about the healthcare workers in the hospital as well as those community workers who stand guard in checkpoints as well as food providers.
This performance, while staying at home, is for all you. Thank you! Related: Stay At Home – Plead Doctors and Nurses Amid Covid-19
We Heal as One was composed by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, national artist for music. The lyrics were written by award-winning writer Floy Quintos, which they dedicated to our frontliners against COVID-19. Many Filipino artists performed this as a tribute to healthcare workers.
We Heal as One was performed by Coach Raymond with the powerful voices of his award-winning senior students, namely:
- Enzo Gelito
- Althea Gretel Gelito
- Luke Cepheid Villarta
- Hera Kate Laz
- Jeryn Fernandez Castillo
- Jerianne Marie Panisales
- Paul Letriaco
- Lexi Jann Tomas
- Carmeli R. Cordero
- Cassie Cusimano
- Micaela Manaloto
- Robert James Gil
- Garrick Rafael Dizon
- Christian Bayoneta
- Kelly Gustilo
- Eudzen Senomio
- Joshua Augustine E. Pineda
- Anya Therese Togores
- Patricia Nicole Tabino
- Pauline Dimaranan
- Danielle Barron
- Carmel Sheb Pongtod
- Alzel Carmona
- John Ray Castiller
- Chloe Pigar Eliver
- Mary Kashmere Manatad Solano
Among the line up is Coach Raymond’s son, John Ray Castiller, who is a recruit of the 2020 The Voice Teens aired on ABS-CBN. He passed the blind auditions and is under the tutelage of Coach Sarah Geronimo.
Bobby Aguirre provided the minus one while Rhenzo Gelito and Paul Letriaco edited the video. Photos used in the video are from the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH).
Online Voice Lessons
Meanwhile, Coach Raymond has announced that he has started online voice lessons for his students.
“Due to the Covid 19 crisis, our Voice Chords Music Studio has found a new way of imparting the knowledge of proper singing. This will be through online voice lessons,” he revealed.
At present, he can only accommodate a few students a day, as everyone is still learning the groove of the new normal.
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The online voice lessons will be done using Skype or Zoom. High speed internet may be required to maximize this method of learning.
Tribute to Frontliners
Additionally, some of the students of Voice Chords Music Studio also offered songs for the hardworking frontliners. Some of them were also part of the We Heal as One mashup.
Here are some of them:
Coach Raymond with son John Ray
Mary Kashmere Solano
Nicole Marie Senoro
Sam Alexis Labrador
Jhon Roland Padua
Jeriane Fernandez Panisales
Note: The Bayanihan to Heal as One Act is a law that was passed to give President Duterte the emergency powers necessary to carry out urgent measures. This is regarding meeting the current national emergency related to COVID-19. Unless extended by Congress, the law is good for 3 months only.
Other Covid-19 stories
Meanwhile, here are other Covid-19 stories in this blog:
- Food and Grocery Delivery Services in Bacolod During Quarantine
- Covilyzer UVC Sterilization Lamps Fight Covid-19
- Covid-19 Face Masks for a Cause in Negros Occidental
- foodpanda Delivers Good Food to COVID-19 Frontliners
- Merzci Cares Feeds Many During Covid-19 ECQ
- Globe Gives 1,000 Preloaded Mobile Phones to Frontliners
- Chamber Volunteer Fire Brigade Disinfects Bacolod City Streets
- PPE for Negros Occidental Health Workers Against Covid-19