August 15, 2014
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced the semi-finalists to the 2014 Government Choral Competition.
Dasmariñas City Teachers Chorale, Ilocos Norte National High School Chamber Singers, and Pangasinan Provincial Chorale for Luzon; Calbayog City Chorale for Visayas; Bayugan City Division Choir for Mindanao; City Government of Makati Employees' Chorale, PAGCOR Voice Symphony, and Pag-IBIG Fund Chorale for Metro Manila.
Semi-finalists will perform at the grand finals to be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo on September 30.
Grand prize winners will receive PHP150,000 cash prize and plaque. First, second, and third runners-up will receive plaques and PHP100,000, PHP70,000, and PHP50,000, respectively.
Special awards await the best conductor and best arrangement of competition song. Best Regional Entry will receive a plaque, while non-winning finalists will each receive PHP20,000 and certificate.
Organized by CSC in partnership with the Philippine Choral Directors Association (PCDA), the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and Dakila - Philippine Collective for for Modern Heroism, the Government Choral Competition is one of the events lined up for the 114th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary on September, with the theme “Tapat na Serbisyo Alay Ko Dahil Lingkod Bayani Ako.”