Eight government choirs compete
Choral groups from eight government agencies will compete in the2012 Government Choral Competition slated September 17, Monday at the University of the Philippines (UP) Theater, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
The choral contest is one of the events in celebration of the 112th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA).
CSC Chairman Francisco T. Duque III said that the event aims to promote heroism and excellence in public service through Filipino culture and arts.
“Events such as this choral competition lead to a better appreciation of public service. In this simple way, we can ignite the nationalistic spirit within the civil service, inspiring each and every one of us to become heroes in our own right,” he said.
The finalists are the Buhangin Voices of the LGU of Iligan City, COMVAL Minstrels of the Provincial Government of Compostela Valley Province, Coro De La Laguna, DSWD Chorale, National Power Chorale, PAGCOR Voice Symphony, Pangasinan Provincial Chorale, and the Province of Southern Leyte, Maasin Leyte.
All choirs will render three songs including the competition piece, Noel Cabangon’s “Ikaw ay Bayani”.
Each group consists of 20-30 members who are government employees and are not under job orders and contracts of service.
The grand prize winner will take home P100,000; first runner-up, P70,000; second runner-up, P50,000 and third runner-up, P30,000. A consolation prize of P15,000 will be given to the four other finalists.
Partner agencies for the event are the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Philippine Choral Directors Association (PCDA).
Other events for the 112th PCSA were the “R.A.C.E to Serve 2” Fun Run held September 8 at the Quirino Grandstand, an essay writing competition, and the “Give It Your Best Shot!” Nationwide Photography Contest.