The Pangasinan Provincial Chorale (PPC) has again brought honors to the province of Pangasinan for winning 4th place in the government chorale competition sponsored by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as part of the agency’s 114th anniversary this September 30 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).
The CSC choral competition is in cooperation with CCP and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts which aims to showcase the musical creativity of talented government employees and to promote Filipino Arts and Culture.
The PAG-IBIG Fund Chorale romped-off as the grand champion followed by PAGCOR Voice Symphony (2nd Place) and Makati Employees Chorale (3rd Place).
CSC Chairman Francisco T. Duque III thanked all the participants for joining the activity and for sharing their musical talent as he noted that music has a great part of our lives and
that through music government employees can develop their emotional and mental well being.
The songs that they sang during the competition include: one contest piece entitled “Kaya mong maging dakila” and two choice piece entitled “Sino ako” and “Para Sayo.”
For winning 4th place the PPC was given a trophy, cash prize of P 50,000.00 and a certificate of participation.
Mr. Joy Nilo, Secretary of the Philippines Chorale Director Association and PPC Conductor said that before the contest, members of PPC were taught advance skills in theories and genres of chorale music and proper voice production
At present, the group is under the supervision and management of Human Resource Management and Development Officer Janet Asis and it was in 2012 when PPC first joined the said government chorale competition where they bagged 5th place.
On instruction of Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. the PPC was created in 2008 to ignite the revival of classical Pangasinan songs and to promote Pangasinan language.
The PPC is composed of 23 employees of the provincial government. (EjSorio)