AGBILARAN CITY – The second Bohol International Choir Festival and Competition (BICFC) slated on June 16-20, 2015 is expected to be hosted by the province of Bohol. The first one was held here on March 2014 and hosted by this city and the provincial government. This came following the approval of a Resolution by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, authorizing Gov. Edgar Chatto to represent the province and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Tourism’s Promotions Board on the hosting of the festival.
It will be recalled that the province and this city played host to Bohol International Choir Festival and Competition (BICFC) on March 18-21, 2014, participated in by different countries, including South Korea Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Kazakhstan and local singing groups, Center for Culture and the Arts and Development (CCAD) of the provincial government.
Prizes were up for grabs in different categories of the competition held in different venues and nearby towns.
Under the special cconcert I, Angelus Domini Children’s Choir of South Korea and multi-awarded Loboc Childrens Choir slugged it out on Mrch 18, 2014 at Loboc Central elementary School. SUADE of Australia, Brown Buds and Mr. Beat Box ht their different notes in special concert 2, while Unviersity of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors, Paramadina of indonesia and Bohol Master Singers in special concert 3.
Angelus Domini Children’s Choir of South Korea vied under the competition-A1 for children. Holy Name university Chorale Group, Angelus Domini, Chorus Vocales of Manila and Paramadina in competition-B2 (mixed choir), both held in Bllevue Pavillion, resort, Pangla, Bohol.
Busan Silver Choir was pitted against Yongin Cultural Center of South Korea, under competition B3. HNU Corale Group, Alatau Youth Chorus of Almaty, kazakhstan and Angelus Domini competed under C1 (folk) category.
Edgar Manguiat of Asian Folk Music, Randy Stenson in contemporary music, Johan Rooze in pop-and-jazz, amd Alma Taldo mentor of Loboc Children’s Choir performed March 21, 2014 in Atelier concert heldat Bohol Wisdom School, this city. (rvo)