Tabor Hill College Choir [via Philstar]
Tabor Hill College (OAD) Choir of Talamban, Cebu emerged as grand prix champion in the recently concluded Philippine International Choral Competition dubbed “Sing ‘n’ Joy Manila 2013.”
Conducted by Dennis Gregory Sugarol, with Ritchie Asibal as vocal coach, the chorale also emerged with a Gold-level III in the Music Sacra competition, Gold-level II in the Folklore category, and a Gold-level I in the Mixed Choirs-Difficulty Level 1 division.
University of the Philippines Manila Chorale, steered by Emmanuel de Leon, was the most awarded ensemble, capturing three category wins while earning a Gold-level V in Gospel Spirituals, a Gold-level IV in Musica Sacra, and Gold-level III in the Mixed Choirs-Difficulty level 1.
Technological Institute of the Philippines Choral Society, conducted by Joel Aquino, was named category winner for the Folklore competition, earning Gold-level 1V while also taking home a Gold level II in the Pop category and Mixed Choirs-Level-1.
Kinaadman Chorale, the resident ensemble at the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University in Iloilo earned a Gold-level III and was named category winner for Pop/Show Choirs. The group also took home a Gold-level II in the Folklore category and a Silver-level IX in the Mixed Choirs-Difficulty level 1. Conducted by Roque Magsipoc, Kinaadman also emerged as the People’s Choice awardee, together with Indonesian choir Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta.
St. Paul College Pasig High School Chorale under Sheila Fetalvero edged out MBC National Choral Competition Hall of Famer Hiyas ng Pilipinas for the category win in the Youth Choirs of Equal Voices division. Both choirs had nearly identical scores to earn Gold-level II certificates.
Tining-ang Koro ng Letran Calamba, conducted by Lorenzo Gealogo, romped off with the category win among Mixed Choirs-Difficulty level 2.