CHRONICLES

NEWS by

  by CRISPINA BELEN - MARTINEZ
      by BABY A. GIL
by YUGEL LOSORATA
 by JOJO PANALIGAN

The CompanY 

with International Artists

Grammy Awardees THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER with The CompanY singing "A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square" A cappella. (from left) Tim Hauser, Moy Ortiz, Mary Anne Morales, Cheryl Bentyne, Cecile Bautista-Reynoso, Reuben Laurente, Andre Castillo, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel, and Annie Quintos-Uy. The Manhattan Transfer Live! in Manila at the Araneta Coliseum. (1991)

With DAVID POMERANZ during The CompanY's guesting at his Christmas TV special "David Pomeranz-A Christmas Star", in Manila. (from left) Reuben, Cecile, Andre, DAVID, Sweet Plantado-Tiongson, Annie, and Moy, (2000)

 

With Windham Hill artist and Grammy nominee  JIM BRICKMAN (2nd from right), with (from left) Moy, Cecile, Andre, Febe Magbanua-Pantoja, Annie, and Reuben. 

(1997)

 

NOSTALGIA is The CompanY's 25th studio album. Reuben Laurente is reunited with his former group via its 10th and last song in the album "Here and Now", an original hit of the Philippines'  best selling male recording artist of all time - Mr. Jose Mari Chan.

POPVirtuosity and HEARTBLENDS media launch posters sponsored by the THE MANILA BULLETIN. Both POPVirtuosity and HEARTBLENDS were launched at The Hard Rock Cafe-Makati.  POPVirtuosity, on the other hand, had its TV launch on Sunday noon time show SOP. Special Thanks to Badette Cunanan of THE MANILA BULLETIN and Sherwin Darilag for the poster designs.

album launch posters

21ST · AWIT · AWARDS ·JUDGE

The 28th and 29th Catholic Mass Media Awards

"LANGIT" was nominated for the Best Religious Album of the Year in 2006, while

"Pop Virtuosity" won Best Secular Album of the Year in 2007. DEO GRATIAS.

The ICONIC  CALESA BAR
of the HYATT REGENCY MANILA

THE LIVE! CIRCUIT

@ THE H A R D

R O C K C A F E

 

REUBEN LAURENTE started doing live gigs at the Hard Rock Cafe in Makati, PHILIPPINES since 2003. He would eventually launch his third and fourth albums"POPVirtuosity"and "HEARTBLENDS respectively,  in 2006 and 2008.  

 

     He will always be thankful to Entertainment director Meanne Marcial and big Boss Cesu Calison for Hard Rock's unwaivering support for his craft.

 

     Hard Rock along with Hyatt's Calesa Bar, Merk's Jazz, Intercontinental Manila,Shangri-La Makati, and the Cultural Centerof The Philippines were all contributory in Reuben's winning the Best Male Lounge Performer at the ALIW in 2007.

AN EVENING AT THE MOVIES with Reuben Laurente was held at the GAMBRINUS of Intercontinental Manila on October 12 and 19, 2007.

LATE NIGHT CABARET @ THE CCP'S SILANGAN HALL

 

         · POPVirtuosity

           OCT   27 , 2006

 

         · BERSYONARYO

           NOV   16 ,  2007

2005-2006

It was a rare privilege for Reuben to be on the cover of a Christian music Magazine, and a bonus to be sharing it with Philippine music industry's  Mr. PURE Energy , Gary Valenciano. 2 0 0 5

- is a Spanish word which means "the night before", and is used in the Filipino vocabulary.  On June 11, 2005, The Cultural Center of the Philippines staged its Philippine Independence Day "asalto" celebration via "Salinlahi" (Generation).

"Asalto"

SOUVENIR PROGRAM

Featuring Tony and Lawrence Olivier Awardee Lea Salonga, Eastman School of Music Alumna & dramatic opera singer Rachelle Gerodias, and Reuben Laurente.

"O Bayan Ko" by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab as performed by Lea Salonga, Reuben Laurente, Rachelle Gerodias, and  the Cast. The show was  conducted by Maestro Chino Toledo with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra during the Philippine Independence Day Celebration, "SalinLahi", at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (2005).The show was directed by Dennis Marasigan.

Show FINALE 

"  THE FILIPINO IS WORTH DYING FOR. "

                        - Sen. Benigno S. Aquino,  Jr.

"SALINLAHI" and "Hinabing Gunita"

 event reviews by Gibbs Cadiz

PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/2005-2006

"PINTADOS" the term the Spanish "conquistadores" (conquerors) called the early Visayans with their tattoed bodies.

"HINABING GUNITA" - woven memories

ROMANS 8
 

37        Yet in all these things we are more    than conquerorsthrough HIM who loved us.

Performer @ sea: feature articles by

 ALWIN IGNACIO, KAYE VILLAGOMEZ, AND YUGEL LOSORATA

With dancer Austin Roberson and featured singer Patty Dessources.

24TH   A W I T   AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL  ·   ACHIEVEMENT 

AUGUST 2011 ·    M U S I C   ·   M U S E U M

"INVITATION TO DANCE"

one of the shows on board

Adventure of the Seas of Royal

Caribbean International.  Here

we see Reuben with Michela

Maltoni (left), and Isabel Power.

2013.

NO MOUNTAIN HIGH - Composer : N. ARNEL DE PANO - REUBEN LAURENTE
00:00 / 00:00

Arranger : N. ARNEL DE PANO

Backing Vocals: Dada De Pano - Supnet and Niner                             Depano

From the album: MORE THAN JUST RENDITIONS

                               Musikatha Ministries.

2008-2009 MARINER CAST. Reuben's first Cast. and with vocal director BEN BRYANT, & choreographer/director KAREN NEWER.

2008 - 2009

V O L U M E   15,  NO .3
seen with Reuben on the photos are Anna Fegi-Brown, Andrew Perry, & Amber Minchella.

                              by KAYE Villagomez  /

AUG.2013

    THE SINGER

   ON THE SHIP

Balimore, Maryland images/ANDRE CASTILLO   ·    Leaning Tower of PISA/BECKY STAFFORD   ·    The Colloseum in Rome   ·    Karnak Temple in Egypt/HAROLD GUEVARRA

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA. ARGENTINA. ARUBA. AUSTRALIA. BAHAMAS. BARBADOS. BELGIUM. BELIZE. BRAZIL. BRUNEI. CAMBODIA. CANADA. CAYMAN ISLANDS.  CHILE. CHINA. COSTA RICA. CROATIA. CYPRUS. DENMARK. EGYPT. ENGLAND. ESTONIA. FAROE ISLANDS. FIJI. FINLAND. FRANCE. FRENCH POLYNESIA. GERMANY. GIBRALTAR. GREECE. GRENADA. GUAM. HAITI. HONGKONG.  ICELAND. INDIA. IRELAND. ISRAEL. ITALY. JAMAICA. JAPAN. JORDAN. KOREA. MACAU. MALAYSIA. MALTA. MARTINIQUE. MEXICO. MONTENEGRO. MONACO. MOROCCO. MYANMAR. NETHERLANDS. NEW ZEALAND. NORWAY. OMAN. PERU. PHILIPPINES. PORTUGAL. PUERTO RICO. QATAR. RUSSIA. SCOTLAND. ST KITTS & NEVIS. ST LUCIA. ST MARTIN. SINGAPORE. SPAIN. SRI LANKA. SWEDEN. TAIWAN. THAILAND. TUVALU. TUNISIA. TURKEY. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. URUGUAY. US VIRGIN ISLANDS. VIETNAM. 

 "All the Days of My Life" 

Composer: Soc Villanueva

Arranger: Henry Garcia

Guitar: Noel Mendez / Sax: Tots Tolentino

Backing vocals: Ruth Rocabo Bagalay

                by KAYE VILLAGOMEZ

THE BIG FOUR. The CompanY's 4 Best Of/ Compilation albums Reuben was  part of, and were released under IVORY and BMG -Musiko Pilipinas labels.

by ISAH V. RED

WHATEVER IS TRUE , WHATEVER IS NOBLE , WHATEVER IS RIGHT , WHATEVER IS PURE , WHATEVER IS LOVELY , WHATEVER IS ADMIRABLE - - IF ANYTHING IS EXCELLENT AND PRAISE WORTHY - - THINK ABOUT SUCH THINGS.                                  PHILIPPIANS 4 : 8

SUCH THINGS - Composer: JUNGEE MARCELO - REUBEN LAURENTE
00:00 / 00:00
ARRANGER : GINO CRUZ
From the album: MORE THAN JUST RENDITIONS
Musikatha Ministries

NOt only so, but we also rejoice in suffering, because we know that suffering produces perseverance :  Perseverance , character ; and character , faith.

                                                        Romans 5 : 3 - 4

Captured memories from the lens of Reuben's father

DOMINADOR LAURENTE / Philippines

Flute: Jay Gomez / Percussion: Bo Razon

Arranger / Guitar solo: Jed Roque

Composers: Markel Luna and Reuben Laurente

From the album "PopVirtuosity" (D'Concorde Records)

" Ito Na! "

From the album "Himig Handog Sa Bayaning Pilipino" (STAR Records)

Composer: Enrico Sta. Maria

" Ang Galing Mo " (with 92 A.D.)

UNRELEASED

Arranger: Arnel De Pano

Composers: Soc Villanueva and Jungee Marcelo

" Lipad Pinoy Lipad "

Nationalism

From the album "Heartblends" (MCA Universal)

Arranger: Marc Santos

duet with Diane Elise

(cover version)

" I Miss You Like Crazy "

From the album "Heartblends" (MCA Universal)

Arranger: Marc Santos

Composers: Jeff Barry and Peter Allen

(cover version)

duet with stage and pop diva Anna Fegi - Brown

" I Honestly Love You"