Bicolano Chorale Grand Prix Winner in South Korea Performs in DZGB




Legazpi City - One of the Bicol’s pride, the Ligao National High School Voice Chorale, who won a grand prize of $20,000 in the 12th Busan Chorale Festival & Competition in South Korea, performed in DZGB during the weekly program “APRUB”- (Aprubadong Bikolano) on November 5, 2016.

News ManagerMar Dela Cruz and Maribel Boral interviewed four  of  the 22 member choral group namely:  Resse Bonapos, Grachel Mae Lopez, Adrian Pamoso, Christian Kim Ofemia and their coach/conductor Celger Venzon, who is also a product of DZGB’s Search for the Golden Voice in 2008. They shared their beautiful experiences and insights to include the values that propelled them to stardom like discipline, respect and humility.


The Bicolano Voice Chorale overpowered  34 groups from the Globe like Korea, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, and Indonesia as their closest competitor. Ligao National Highschool Voice Chorale was adjudge as the Grand Prix Winner of the 12th Busan Chorale Festival Competition, garnered Gold Award in Youth, and Silver in Ethnic. The competition was held at the Busan Cinema Center in Busan, South Korea from October 18 to October 20 2016. The chorale festival is one of the most famous chorale competition in the world for its aspiration to “make music and singing go beyond race, ideology, and politics” according to its director Kim Kang Kyu. (NM Mar de la Cruz with Doms San Jose & Maribel Boral)