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It will be a showdown of the best choirs in the metropolis when the 2016 MBC National Choral Competition gets underway from Dec. 6-10 at the Aliw Theater under the auspices of Manila Broadcasting Company and Star City.
Redefining choral music as entertainment, this year’s bumper crop of entries will innovate on radio-friendly hits as novelty numbers apart from presenting their signature choral works.
Taking part in the children’s division will be Calasiao Children’s Chorus, Himig Cauayeño, Dreamweavers Children’s Choir, Araullo High School, Musica Paulinos, Casa del Niño Choral Ensemble, Junior St. Paul College Pasig Chorale, Tuguegarao West Central School, Pasig Catholic College, Batanes Natiuonal Science High School, Pavia National High School, Ilocos Norte National High School, Voices of the South, Angelicus Children’s Choir, and defending champion Boscorale.
Vying for the top prize in the open category are TIP Choral Society, Coro Amadeo, Adamson University Chorale, Carmelo, Tarlac State University Chorale, Voces Amicorum, OMPHP Youth Ensemble V, Coro Obcento, The Baganihan Singers, Urdaneta City University Music Ensemble, Coro Regina Coeli, Chorus Vocales Philippines, San Sebastian Chamber Singers, St. Didacus Singing Ambassadors, Vosco, CEU Singers Malolos, DYCI Dagalak, RMMC Himig Chorale, Koro Deo Duce, Tarlac Chamber Choir, Ligao National High School Voice Chorale, Quezon Science Madrigal Virtuosos, PUP Bagong Himig Serenata, EARIST Chorale, Iloilo City National High School, ICP Charismatic Chorale, and the University of Baguio Voices Chorale, which is gunning or its third straight championship.
Supported by Shell, Columbia Candies, Silka, Alaska, Dunkin Donuts, Goldilocks, Meralco, Medicol, and Chooks to Go, the 2016 MBC National Choral Competition will also feature guest artists Bugoy Drilon (Dec. 6), Kristine Dera (Dec. 7), Tanya Chinita (Dec. 8), Myrtle Sarrosa (Dec. 9), and the 70s Superband (Dec. 10).
Showtime is at 5 p.m. daily. Free admission.