THIRTY Ilonggo singers forming the Kinaadman Chorale rose up as the 5th Vallacar Transit, Inc. Ceres Chorale grand champion for 2019, beating six other competing groups during the grand finals held at SMX Convention Center on December 11, 2019.
The champion earned 93 percent score following its incredible rendition of the British Rock band Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and Love of my Life.
Visayan Maritime Academy (VMA) Chorale landed first place garnering a score of 88 percent.
The Bacolod Cathedral Choir won second place with a score of 86 percent.
SU Campus Choristers ended as the third place winner.
The champion got a cash prize of P100,000; 1st runner-up, P60,000; 2nd runner-up got P40,000; 3rd place winner got P20,000.
The yearly choral competition has been running for five years already and serves as a tribute to VTI’s matriarch Olivia V. Yanson.
Jade Seballos, VTI’s legal and media relations officer expressed the company’s gratitude to all who participated in the yearly event that was intended to provide an opportunity for them to hone their singing ability.
VTI’s matriarch Yanson, she said, adores this event that helps promote the importance of music in one’s life.
She congratulated everyone who made it to the top including those who did not make it.
But everyone was already a winner. Their participation in the competition was already an encouraging indicator of their genuine enthusiasm to be part of this admirable choral singing competition, she said.