Choral Music: 2017 MBC National Choral Competition regional eliminations

Asia’s largest radio network has launched this year’s MBC National Choral Competition, aiming to scour the countryside anew to attract the best vocal ensembles from around the Philippine archipelago.  

3-time MBC National Choral Competition champion Hiyas ng Pilipinas
The nationwide search, launched by Manila Broadcasting Company in 2007, is considered the biggest all-inclusive choral competition in the Philippines today and forms part of the network’s pre-Christmas activities. It features competitions for children’s choirs and an open category for schools, churches, residential communities, companies, government agencies, and special interest groups who may want to take part.  The grand prize winner in the children’s choir category will receive P100,000 while the champion in the open category takes home P150,000.

University of the Visayas Choral
Auditions are being conducted in Iloilo (Oct. 14); Star Theater (Oct. 15); Zamboanga (Oct. 20);  Laoag (Oct. 27) and Cauayan (Oct. 29) .  

QC Performing Arts Foundation Children's Choir
Choirs from other provinces may opt to send an application packet consisting of a high-quality audition video along with the application form, which must be received at the MBC head office in Pasay on or before Oct. 16.  Provincial ensembles that qualify will each receive a travel subsidy to help defray costs of travelling to Manila for the competition proper scheduled on Dec. 5-9, 2017 at Aliw Theater.

Laoag City Children's Choir

Previous winners of the MBC National Choral Competition include Hiyas ng Pilipinas, Quezon City Performing Arts Foundation Children’s Choir, Coro de Manila, University of the Visayas Chorale, St Louis University Glee Club, Laoag City Children’s Choir, the University of Baguio, Boscorale, and Capitol University Glee Club.      

St. Louis University Glee Club
Detailed mechanics are downloadable from the official Facebook page of the MBC National Choral Competitions.  To register or inquire about other details, contact  Yes FM Cauayan – 0917-433-0344;   Love Radio Iloilo – 0917-501-7070;  Easy Rock Cebu – 0917-315-3539;  Love Radio GenSan – 0916-509-2222;  Love Radio Lucena – 0916-743-6757;  Love Radio Laoag – 0915-406-9800; YesFM Zamboanga – 0917-105-1555  and email [email protected] for the Mega-Manila auditions.

Topics: MBC National Choral Competition , Manila Broadcasting Company , Laoag City , University of the Visayas Chorale
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