“It will be a showcase of musical talents of the lingkod bayani we do not get to see every day in the conduct of our duties as public servants,” says Civil Service Commission Chairman Francisco T. Duque III of the Government Choral Competition Grand Finals.
Eight choral groups, namely, Bangko Sentral Singers; City Choir of San Fernando, Pampanga; Coro de la Laguna; DSWD Chorale; Naga City Hall Chorale; National Power Chorale; Ozamis LGU Choristers; and South Cotabato Division Teachers Choral will vie for the top spot of the choral contest on Sept. 18, 3 p.m. at the UP Diliman Theater.
Grand champion shall receive PHP100,000. First, second, and third runners-up shall receive a cash prize of PHP70,000, PHP50,000, and PHP30,000, respectively. There will be special awards for Best Arrangement of Competition Song and Best Conductor.
The contest, held in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Philippine Choral Directors Association, is one of the major events lined up for the 113th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA).
“This year’s anniversary celebrates the greatness of the lingkod bayani. Harnessing talents in culture and the arts is part of encouraging employee morale and wellness,” says Chairman Duque.
Laguna 3rd District Representative Sol Aragones and Batangas Vice Governor Marc Leviste will serve as masters of ceremonies.
CSC Press Release
Sept. 17, 2013