Music Ministry

Music at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Tampa, Florida

The OLPH Ladies Choir was formalized in early 2003, singing at the Sunday 9:00 AM masses. The choir is accompanied and directed by Nhick Ramiro Pacis who is also the organist at the Saturday evening masses. OLPH Ladies Choir rehearsals are held at the Rectory on Wednesdays at 8:30PM after the Wednesday novena.

Click on the “Play” arrow below to hear Aba Ginoong Maria performed by OLPH’s Ladies Choir, K. Hoffman, soloist, Nhick Ramiro Pacis, piano

The OLPH Coro Latino sings at the Spanish masses on Sundays at 11:45 AM. Sylvia Chai plays for and directs the choir. OLPH Coro Latino rehearsals are held at the Rectory on Mondays at 7:00PM.

Click on the “Play” arrow below to hear Luz Mananera performed by OLPH’s Coro Latino.

The newest ensemble is the OLPH Children’s Chorus which sings at the Sunday 9:00 AM masses every second Sunday of the month. The choir is also accompanied and directed by Nhick Ramiro Pacis. Members of this chorus are also taking CCD classes. OLPH Children’s Chorus rehearsals are held at the Church on Sundays after the 9:00 English mass.

All OLPH choirs have a very dedicated number of members. While the Ladies Choir, which has a big number of Filipino members, also participates at different Filipino religious events around Tampa, the Hispanic Choir has been active with other Hispanic events. OLPH choirs sing together during special holidays, feast days and other special events.

Click on the “Play” arrow below to hear Litany of Mary performed by OLPH’s Coro Latino, OLPH’s Ladies Choir, Patrick Baran – violin, Herman Quijano – guitar, Pam Irwin- harp, C. Cawley – violin, A. Cawley – violin, Sylvia Chai and Nhick Ramiro Pacis, music directors.

The OLPH music ministry is also blessed to have the dedication of cantors and instrumentalists. Baritone Vic Omila, Jr. has been a cantor in church since 2005.  There is also the never ending support of violinist Patrick Baran and organist Jim Leone who plays for the weekday morning masses. The OLPH Hispanic Choir also has guitarist Herman Quijano, trombonist Juan Manual Madrigal and percussionists, Victor Lozada and Mauricio Rodriguez.

Click on the “Play” arrow below to hear Hail Mary/Gentle Woman performed by Patrick Baran, violin, and Pam Irwin, harp.

OLPH welcomes interested singers and musicians into its Music Ministry. If interested, please contact us.