Justice Jenny Lind Aldecoa-Delorino.  (Photo from the Silliman University website)

Justice Jenny Lind Aldecoa-Delorino and Broadway star Miguel Braganza II will have a concert at the Astoria World Manor on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., to benefit the Filipino Children’s Fund, Inc. (FCF), whose sole mission is to assist and improve the lives of impoverished children and families in the Philippines through self-help, livelihood projects.

Tickets are $85 and $90 at the door.

For reservation and more details of this concert, please call the President of FCF, Evangeline Manjares, at 631.948.0269 or Laura Garcia at 908.627.1954.

Justice Jenny Lind Aldecoa-Delorino is fondly called the “Resident Diva” of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

Nurtured in a family with a passion for music and justice, she graduated from Silliman University with degrees in arts (magna cum laude) and law (cum laude), where she also received excellent vocal training.

The Aldecoa Family Singers, composed of Justice Venancio and Nelly Aldecoa and their four children, brought their unique brand of music to major cities of the Philippines promoting family solidarity after winning the grand prize in the 1974 National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

In 1979, they performed in concerts as Ambassadors of Goodwill to the United States and Canada.

Jenny is a critically acclaimed featured soloist of the Philippines’ top symphony orchestras.

With a varied repertoire of popular classical arias, well-loved church hymns, Broadway and Hollywood favorites, and timeless Filipino kundimans and art songs, she has regaled audiences in major cities of Southeast Asia, Europe and the USA.

Jenny’s judicial career is no less remarkable.

On Aug. 28, 2014, her alma mater bestowed upon her the prestigious Outstanding Sillimanian Award for best exemplifying the “Via, Veritas, Vita” in the field of government service in the judiciary, as Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court in the cities of Dumaguete and Makati, and as Deputy Court Administrator of the Supreme Court.

While Jenny continues to effortlessly blend her passion for the law and music, she keeps her two true loves close to her heart — husband Chito and daughter Mica.

Broadway star Miguel Braganza II.  (Photo by Rolan Gutierrez)

Miguel Braganza II, a New York-based performing artist hailing from the Philippines, looks back to the days when he was still chasing his dreams to become a full-fledged performer.

Being a student of Alvin Ailey Dance School where he studied with pop artists like Madonna while working part-time as a waiter was never an easy task.

Quitting has never been his option.

Series of scholarships paved Miguel’s path to the United States where he studied in Alvin Ailey Dance School and got involved with La Mama Theatre where he was referred to by Ms. Cecile Guidote-Alvarez.

Here he was able to encounter world-renowned performing artists like Thadeus Cantor and Philip Glass.

The journey, however, didn’t come as a bed of roses for Miguel.

He knew he had to make a living on the side; he juggled his time as a performing arts student and a waiter at the same time.

But he kept his eyes to what he had always wanted to do.

The year 1988 came with a big break for Miguel by earning him a role as a member of Miss Saigon’s original cast under Cameron Mackintosh where he played the roles of the club owner and the assistant connoisseur.

This shot up Miguel’s career; he toured with the whole cast of Miss Saigon from the whole of United States to Germany, United Kingdom, Portugal and across the globe from 1992-2006.

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