December 6 and 7 marked the return of Christmas performances under the UST Museum’s Christmaseum. With this year’s theme “Gloria Christi, Gaudium Creationis,” (Glory of Christ, Joy of Creation) the UST Museum partnered with the UST Junior High School and the Quezon City Performing Arts Development Foundation Inc. (QCPADFI) Concert Chorus led by conductors Ms. Maria Lulu P. Orlina and Mr. Nicanor Infante, respectively.
Guests were in for a musical treat as they were welcomed by an ensemble of traditional ethnic instruments from QCPADFI playing as they entered the UST Museum. Renditions of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) Christmas songs and Christmas classics were performed in the museum during the two-day concert.
In addition to the musical performances, students from the College of Fine Arts and Design, under the programs Interior Design and Industrial Design, came up with installations for the yuletide season that transformed the museum gallery into a mystical-themed forest garden filled with varying paper lanterns that lead to the nativity scene depicting the glory of Christ and the joy of creation – this years exhibition theme.
Since 1998, the UST Museum has been hosting Christmas Collaborations with the College of Fine Arts and Design and this year marked the return of Christmas installations in the museum.
The installations, now transferred at the UST Faculty of Civil Law Lobby, can be viewed until January 10, 2023.