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International Bamboo Organ Festival
After its inaugural concert in May 5, 1975 from a triumphant return to the Philippines two years after a difficult and complicated restoration work at the Johannes Klais Orgelbau factory in Bonn, Germany, the music of the only Bamboo Organ in the world was heard again, giving birth to the International Bamboo Organ Festival the following year. This yearly musical and cultural event was organized by the Bamboo Organ Foundation Inc. and was made possible through the concerted efforts of people composed mostly of parishioners of the Parish of St. Joseph which make up the different festival committees and through the relentless support of its many corporate sponsors, sustaining members of the foundation and generous individuals who have extended their all out support in the preservation of this cultural legacy which brought about sterling and brilliant performances notably from our homegrown talents like the Las Piñas Boys Choir, Prof. Armando Salarza, titular organist of the bamboo organ, local choirs, classical artists, orchestras and other instrumentalists.
IBOF pursue and enhance the musical tradition for which Las Piñas is known for, through the historic and world famous instrument, now one of the Philippines’ national treasures – the Bamboo Organ. Though the endearing efforts of the Bamboo Organ Foundation, Inc. and volunteer-parishioners of the Parish of St. Joseph, the foundation seeks to engage and participate in a significant and enduring enterprise for the purpose of preservation, maintenance and repair for the posterity of the historic musical instrument; to financially aid the parish’s cultural, social welfare, religious and charitable activities and; to enhance and advance the spiritual, educational, social and economic well-being of the people of Las Piñas.