Click on this link for more photos of Baao Lake by Michael B. Gaite.
Baao Lake is a shallow freshwater lake located in Baao, Camarines Sur in Bicol Region, Luzon, Philippines. It has an estimated surface area of 177 hectares (1.77 km²) and reaches an average of only 1 meter deep. During summer months (March-May), the surface area of the lake shrinks leaving only one third of its original size, about 60 ha (0.60 km2). The lake is fed by local run-off and several small rivers, the most important of which is the Tabao River, which flows from another lake, Lake Buhi. The water from the lake then drains west into the Bicol River.
"A group of Baaeño visual artists, converged with Bikol Poets/Palanca Awardees Kristian Cordero & Frank Peñones Jr. at the Cafe des Artes on April 2, 2011. An art exhibit, local music and poetry reading were held, featuring the works of prime Baaoeno writer, Luis G. Dato. congrats everyone..I am looking forward to more events like this.I hope we can radiate this to the younger genS. iselebrar ag suportahan a tunay na dunong ag talento ka taga Baao." - Bernadette de los Santos
Links to photos of the event:
In the recently concluded 2010 National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) National Final Competitions held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Baao District Children’s Choir from Baao, Camarines Sur, led by Conductor Virgilio Briones, was victorious in the Children's Choir Category, winning 1st place and the Best Interpretation Award of the contest piece “Salve Regina,” composed by Alejandro Consolacion. The NAMCYA Children's Choir Competition was chaired by Maria Lourdes-Hermo.
Links to other songs of the choir:
“A Choral Flourish”
“Salva Regina” (contest piece)
BURIKBUTIKAN: Baao artists now have a place to showcase their works in the gallery housed at the Cafe des Artes, Villa Esperanza, Barrio San Nicolas of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines.