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MANILA Broadcasting Company has launched the 2016 MBC National Choral Competitions, open to academic institutions, churches, special interest groups, as well as companies or agencies in the public and private sectors. P150,000 are at stake for the grand prize winner in the open category, with P100,000 going to the champion in the children’s choir division.
Live auditions will be held in Cauayan, Isabela (Sept. 3), General Santos City (Sept. 10); Dagupan City (Sept. 17); Iloilo City (Sept. 24), Cebu City (Oct. 1); Davao City (Oct. 8); Legazpi City (Oct. 15); and at the Star Theater in Pasay (Oct. 22-23).
Choirs from distant provinces may opt to send video audition packets consisting of the application form and a DVD recording of the group in performance. These should be sent to Manila Broadcasting Company, Sotto Street, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City on or before Oct. 14.
Travel subsidies will be given to provincial choirs that qualify for the competition proper, which will be held from Dec. 6 to 10, 2016 at the Aliw Theater.
Detailed competition mechanics and application forms are downloadable from the official Facebook page of the MBC National Choral Competitions.