CSC opens choral fest for civil servants

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The Civil Service Commission (CSC) invites government choral groups to participate in the Government Choral Competition.

“The competition aims to showcase the musical creativity of state workers, promote Filipino culture and arts, and inculcate in the minds of public servants a culture of excellence in public service,” said CSC chairman Francisco Duque 3rd.

The Government Choral Competition is one of the events lined up for the 114th Philippine Civil Service anniversary in September, with the theme “Tapat na Serbisyo Alay Ko Dahil Lingkod Bayani Ako.”
Grand prize winners will receive P150,000 cash prize and plaque.

First, second and third runners-up will receive plaques and P100,000, P70,000, and P50,000, respectively.


Special awards await the best conductor and best arrangement of competition song. Best Regional Entry will receive a plaque, while non-winning finalists will each receive P20,000 and certificate.

Interested choral groups should submit a registration form; list of singers, conductor and accompanist; photocopy of agency ID of each singer showing his/her photo and signature; and an audio-video recording in .avi or .mpg format.

Participating groups should have 20 to 30 members, inclusive of one conductor and one accompanist. All singers must be government employees but the conductor and accompanist need not be employees of the government. Any misrepresentation shall be a basis for disqualification.

Requirements should be submitted by July 25, 5 p.m., to the designated regional centers, namely, CSC Regional Office (RO) No. 3 in Pampanga for Luzon participants, CSC RO6 in Iloilo for Visayas participants, CSC RO11 in Davao City for Mindanao participants, and CSC National Capital Region for Metro Manila participants.

Adjudication of choirs shall be conducted in two stages: regional and final. Selection of finalists shall be based on a choir’s general performance quality as captured in the audio-video recording to be submitted.

The choirs with the top scores in each of the four regional clusters will be declared finalists. There will be at least one finalist but not more than three finalists per regional cluster.

Finalists shall be notified by e-mail on or before August 8. The grand finals will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on September 30.

Registration form and guidelines are available for download at www.celebratepcsa.wordpress.com. For more details on the contest, contact event coordinator, Director Ronnie Mendoza at 927-1830, or cscro4_pald@yahoo.com.

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