DAVAO CITY, Philippines— A total of 3,014 music enthusiasts joined the Tagum City’s Musikahan Grand Chorale Showcase held at the New City Hall Atrium, according to City Information Office’s dispatch on Friday.
The event was held on March 2 as one of the activities of this year’s Musikahan Festival which will run until March 6.
For Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon, the choral performance would “exhibit the different voices of Tagumenyos,” rooting on the city’s claim as the Music Capital of the South.
The Grand Tutti, the event’s highlight, was participated by children, youth, senior citizens, members of the Indigenous Peoples and Muslim communities, persons with disabilities, LGU workers, and individuals from the Religious sector of the city.
Meanwhile, the Himig Handog Choral Competition of the Musikahan Festival also became an avenue for music aces to showcase their vocal talents. Winning the Children’s Category was Apokon Central Elementary School Children’s Choir who bagged the top prize of P30,000. For the youth category, TCNHS Conexus Harmonia Chorale reigned supreme among other youth-based chorale groups thereby receiving P30,000 also. Cagayan de Oro’s Xavier University Glee Club and Davao City’s University of Mindanao Chorale won the College/Adult and LGU/Church categories respectively, each pocketing a 40,000-peso cash prize.
This year’s edition of Musikahan Festival was made more spectacular by the Tagum City Tourism Council and the City Tourism Office by lining a blast of events.(davaotoday.com)