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CSF Choir Lands 4th In Nat’l Competition [ Thursday, 19th of September 2013 | 4 years ago ]

The 29-member City Choir composed of city hall employees was selected as one of the eight finalists of the group singing contest and was among 18 regional contenders nationwide. The competition is one of the major activities lined up for the 113th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA).

With this year’s theme “Tatak Lingkod Bayani: Isabuhay, Ipagmalaki at Ipagbunyi,” the competition was held in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Philippine Choral Directors Association.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Singers brought home the championship title while the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) Chorale and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Chorale placed 1st and 2nd runner-up, respectively.

“As a Fernandino and the City’s Vice Mayor, I am so proud that we made it to the top 4 because they are truly the pride of the City” said Vice Mayor Jaime Lazatin who attended the contest as a show of support.

NAPOCOR Chorale was awarded as having the Best Arrangement of Competition Song and the Best Conductor Award was given to the BSP Singers.

Special awards were also given to the best choirs in their respective regions, namely, the NAPOCOR Chorale (NCR), Coro De La Laguna (Luzon) and South Cotabato Division Teachers Choral (Mindanao).

Aside from Vice-Mayor Lazatin of San Fernando, government officials who were present during the event were Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo, Laguna Governor ER Ejercito and Pagsanjan Mayor Maita Ejercito.

Laguna 3rd District Representative Sol Aragones and Batangas Vice-Governaor Marc Leviste hosted the finals night.

The City Choir of San Fernando, Pampanga is the two-time Regional Champion of the CSC Central Luzon Government Choral Competition. The group was formed in 2003 with local singer, arranger and voice coach, Prof. Sonny Briones as conductor.

The City Choir of San Fernando, Pampanga is adjudged 3rd Runner-up during the 2013 Civil Service Commission National Government Choral Competition held at the University of the Philippines (UP) Theatre in Diliman, Quezon City on September 18.

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