MANILA, Philippines – Manila Broadcasting Company has released the list of Filipino choirs that qualified from the nationwide auditions held for “Sing N Joy Manila 2013,” the international choral competition that will be held at the Aliw Theater complex in December.
TIP Choral Society, Kinaadman Chorale, Enharmonica Singers, Coro Amadeo, UP Manila Chorale, Pasig Catholic College, Vox Angeli, Himig Bulilit of St. Paul College Parañaque, the University of San Agustin Troubadours, St. Mary’s University Choral Society, Regina Coeli, Tabor Hill College OAD Choir, Coro San Nicoleno, Calasiao Children’s Chorus, the Ateneo Boys Choir, University of Manila Singers, Vox Amigos, Juan Luna Elementary School, the Davao Girls Choir, Lyceum of Alabang, Tining-Ang Koro ng Letran Calamba, Coro Obcento, Agoo Children’s Choir, Isabela State University Chamber Choir, Cebu Central School Children’s Choir, and the Central Luzon State University Maestro Singers made it to the list of choirs whose participation will be subsidized by the broadcast network.
Former MBC National Choral Competition champions Coro de Manila, Hiyas ng Pilipinas, St. Louis University Glee Club, and the Laoag City Children’s Choir are also included.
Initial registration forms submitted by the different groups show them signing up for the different categories including mixed choruses and youth choirs, with the folkloric, pop, and sacred music genres as popular choices.
Choirs from other countries in the Asia Pacific region are expected to see action when the international competition unfolds in December under the aegis of Interkultur Germany and the Philippine Choral Directors Association, through the generous support of Globe Telecom.