“Gabi ng Sining,” the MSU-IIT showcase of its performing groups coming together once a year to celebrate its charter’s birth, electrified a jam-packed gym with the sizzling display of its talents. If for anything, the show last July 8 spotlighted how well the Institute can harness its talents to produce awesome results.

The production highlights this year’s 43rd celebrations with the auspicious theme of “Going Beyond Borders.” In the show’s line-up were the MSU-IIT’s resident groups whose reputations have gone beyond national borders.

Featured were the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG), acclaimed in over a hundred cities worldwide, the Octava Choral Society that has represented the country in Malaysia, and the Kalimulan Cultural Dance Troupe that performed twice in Taiwan. Joining them were the Echoes Band performing with the cheerdancing team Lions, Dance Society, and the High School choral group Ringkaran.

In a fitting finale, a composite chorus of singers, dancers, and musicians from among all the groups belted a rousing “Lipad” final theme to the rousing approval of the large audience.

Chancellor Sukarno Tanggol then lit a large torch on stage assisted by the Vice Chancellors and the heads of departments, a symbolic display of an enlightened leadership. In addressing the full-house, Tanggol again stressed the importance of a robust arts and culture program in nurturing a holistic education.

MSU-IIT celebrates the signing of its charter on July 12 as an autonomous unit of the MSU system.

Directing the show were Cultural Director Zayda Macarambon and Culture and Arts Officer Arlem Abanes, assisted by Hermie Dico (Stage Manager), Andrew Salazar (Technical Director), and Joshua Paquingan (Music Arranger). The production was managed by Macarambon’s Cultural Affairs office.

Chair of this year’s celebrations is School of Computer Studies Dean Ernesto Empig.

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