As seminarians, what bound them together in the first place was friendship, and having the same passion for singing, they used to sing for wedinngs, ordinations and other similar occasions during school breaks. As newly ordained priest, circumstances forced them to seeeet aside their company for a while as they were affiliated to different dioceses ( Fr Irvin to the Diocese of Tagbilaran; and Frs. Mar, Naz and Ondoy to the Diocese of of Talibon). While teaching in the seminary, Fr. Irvin joined the singing priests of Tagbilaran (SPOT) which did a concert tour in the US in 2004, and while being assigned the parishes of Talibon Dioces, the other three would gather together on diocesan activities to sing a song or two during the programs. In August of 2005 the SPOT, thru Fr. Irvin, was requested to perform in Agusan (Buenavista and Trento), since many of the SPOT members were not yet home from the US Tour, Fr. Irvin thought of re-uniting with his original group as seminarians. Thus, with the other three in Talibon, he formed a new group, the Jeduthun-Quartet—the third generation of Boholano singing priest (the first was the Singing Priests of San Francisco (USA) in the eraly 80s, and the second was the SPOT in the late 90s).
Jeduthun is the name of one of the three masters of music appointed by King David. His office was generally to preside over the music of the temple worship. Thus, his choir (or his ‘sons’) because the temple choir of Jerusalem in the old testament times. The singing Boholano Priests chose his name because Jeduthun also came from a priestly clan called the Levites. Besides, ‘Jeduthun’ also used to be the traditional name of the choir of seminarians of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, where the singing Boholano Priests spent their college years.
This concert is the Boholano Priests way of evangelizing the people in USA through songs and dances. In addition, this concert also hopes to raise funds for:
1. Balay sa Kabos Foundation of the Diocese of Talibon. This foundations aims to build houses for the poor and deserving parishioners of the Diocese of Talibon.
2. Construction of the new Diocesan Pastoral Center of Talibon. The old pastoral center of the Diocese is already old and dilapidated, thus the Diocese needs to build a new one which will be used primarily for the formation of the lay faithful of the Diocese of Talibon.
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Edith went to college at Central Philippine University, Philippines, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. While at Central Philippine University, she excelled in both academic and extra curricular endeavors, while showcasing her exemplary singing abilities. She was a soloist of the Central Philippine University Choir, soloist of the Concert Ensemble, Philippines, soloist of the CPU Men’s Chorale and had won the Gold Medal in the PRISAA National Singing Competition in 1972.
Edith moved to Dallas, Texas with her late husband, Alton McCoy, from the Harlingen-McAllen area where she served as President of the Rio Grande Valley FilipinoAmerican Organization. She was the visionary behind the organization of the DFW Fil-Am Community Choir that presented several Christmas musical for 4 years. She was the President of the Philippine Republic Day Celebration, Inc. from 2000-2002.
While living in Tyler, Edith attended the Friendly Baptist Church. She currently lives in Dallas area and is a member of the Prestonwood Baptist Church Celebration Choir.
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