City gov’t supports Hermosa Chorale PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 June 2012 15:48

The Zamboanga Hermosa Chorale enjoys the all-out-support from the city government  as it prepares for a bid to take home the crown in the World Choir of Games on July 4-14, 2012 in Cincinnati, USA.

The city government has been very supportive of the group way back before even they emerged victorious last year in the 1st Vietnam International Choir Festival and Competition in Quang Nam, Hoi An, Vietnam, which served as their ticket to the upcoming global competition dubbed as the “Olympics of Choir groups.”

The support to the group represents the city’s appreciation and promotion of local talents to the international arena of choral events.

So far, Zamboanga Hermosa Chorale is the only Zamboangueño Choral Group that reached this level of competition where 379 choir entries from all over the world will be competing in various categories.

The group is the sole representative of the entire Mindanao for the mentioned competition, which historically puts them as the pioneering chorale group from Zamboanga City to battle it out for the Philippines in the international competition of musical synchrony and prowess.

However, before they will bring the good name of our city in the global scene, the choir will be having two concerts together with the Ateneo de Zamboanga Concert Band on June 22 and 29 as fund-raising campaigns to finance their travel to the USA.

The first concert is dubbed Gran Concierto where the best of the chorale and orchestra band can be witnessed at the Garden Orchid Convention Center, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 p.m..

Tickets are available at the Garden Orchid Hotel and Zamboanga Music and Arts Learning Center at a fair price of P1,000 (with dinner), P700 and P500.

The second concert, tagged as the Gran Concierto  Matinee Show, will be conducted at the City Coliseum on June 29 where tickets are priced at P50  and 100 only.

The city government supports these concerts as a way of promoting the city’s pride of Chabacano music and the international caliber of Zamboangueño talents.