The Manila Broadcasting Company has launched a nationwide search for the best choirs in the country to compete in the MBC National Choral Festival from December 15 to 19, 2009. Grand finals will be held at the Aliw Theater. P100,000 will be at stake for each champion chorale in the Children’s Choir and Open categories. Auditions for choirs based in Cagayan de Oro City and nearby areas will be held at Philtown Hotel on November 12 beginning at 9:00 AM.
The top 20 children’s choirs and 20 outstanding vocal ensembles for the Open category will take part in the semifinals scheduled on Dec. 15-18 at the Star Theater, capped by the grand finals at the Aliw Theater on Dec. 19. Last year winers were Coro de Manila in the Open Category and Hiyas ng Pilipinas in the Children’s Choir Category.