LYRE wins Huniño on first try


The Liturgical Yodelers Recoletos (LYRE) was proclaimed as grand champion yesterday in the 13th Huniño organized by Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu.

This is the first time that the said group participated in the said competition.

Huniño — Huni Halad Alang Kang Señor Santo Niño is a liturgical songwriting competition where various groups pour their souls into a melodious praise for the Holy Child, Señor Santo Niño.

LYRE trainer Jundel Bacalso said that they trained for three months in order to prepare for the said competition. He added that it was challenging to train because LYRE members are also regular students; hence, it was hard to find a common time to practice. The group also had a tough time finding a place to rehearse their harmony and musicality.

“Lipay gyud kaayo mi kay 40th (anniversary) pud namo. Natagaan pa mig blessing for our celebration,” Bacalso expressed.

LYRE is celebrating its 40th year as a choral group which primarily focuses on liturgical services. It is a volunteer group under the USJ-R Campus Ministry Office. They were founded in July 16, 1983.  A celebration will be staged on August 27, 2023 at the Talavera House of Prayer. Current and alumni LYRE members are invited to come.

Photos by Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño de Cebu Media Centre

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