Hermosa Chorale vies for ‘World Choir Games’ title PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 June 2012 14:54

The Zamboanga Hermosa Chorale is one of the 9 Philippine choir contenders for an international choir competition to be held in Cincinnati, USA come July 2012.

The 7th World Choir Games is reputed as the “Olympics of choir competition”, where the Hermosa Chorale will be remembered in history as first-ever chorale group in Zamboanga which made it to the distinguished choir contest.

There are 379 choir entries from all over the world and the City’s finest choir group is the only group that is coming from Mindanao.

The group’s ticket to this prestigious event was their historic victory during 1st Vietnam International Choir Festival and Competition last year in Quang Nam, Hoi An, Vietnam.

Besting 33 other choir groups from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Estonia and Singapore, the group bagged a Golden Diploma and a trophy for their magnificent performance in the Category B1-Mixed Choirs-Difficulty Level-II.

This month, the Zamboangueños will have the chance to experience back-to-back world class performances from the Zamboanga Hermosa Chorale and Ateneo de Zamboanga Concert Band thru the two double-header concerts.

On June 22, the Gran Concierto is expected to arouse a melodic-thrill at the Garden Orchid Convention Center starting at 7:00 PM while the Matinee Show will be the continuation of the musical treat on June 29, 2012, 4:00 PM, at the City’s Coliseum.

For the Gran Concierto ticket rates vary at P1, 000 (with dinner), P700 and P500. On the other hand the Matinee Show will only charge a P50-peso ticket in the venue mentioned above.

Tickets for both concerts are available at the Garden Orchid Hotel and Zamboanga Music and Arts Learning Center at Don Alfaro Street, Tetuan, this city. The proceeds of the concerts will finance the travel of the group to the international competition which represents the City’s pride and honor in terms of world-class talent. — Richard Aliangan