Five countries are participating in the 2nd Bohol International Choir Festival and Competitions which opening program will be held at the Carlos P. Garcia Sports Complex on Tuesday.
Participating delegations are from South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Switzerland and the Philippines. The five-day festival and competition will be held at the Meridian Hotel, this city on June 16-20.
Romy Tagaan, head of the Center for Culture and Arts Development (CCAD) toldÂ The Chronicle that the event which is free to the public will formally open on Tuesday, 6pm. A grand parade of the participating delegates will preceed the opening program.
The UMS’n JIP Music Dou of Switzerland will be the guest performer during the grand opening,
Other participating delegations ared the Incheon Seo-Gu Choir, Jeonju Happy Choir , Ulsan Jung-gu Female Choir, Ulsan Taehwagang Choir, all from South Korea, Taipei Alice Choir of Taiwan, Sol Art Ensemble of Vietnam. The Philippines has three groups participating, namely Cebu Sinulog Ambassadors, Boscorale and the UPLB Chorale Ensemble.
The Diwanag Dance Theater and Cultural Troupe of Holy Name University will present the festival dance while the HNU Chorale and Bohol Grand Chorale will render musical numbers.
Prof. Ronan Ferrer, assistant secretary of the National Committee on Music of the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) and DOT Asst. Sec. Arturo Boncato, Jr. will deliver their respective festival messages,
Gov. Edgar Chatto and Mayor John Gessnell Yap will welcome the delegations.
Tagaan and Cool Jae Huh of the Understanding & Communication Corp. South Korea will deliver the opening remarks.
A fireworks display will cap the opening program on Tuesday evening. Chandymar Batoy and Queenie Melody Fullante will be the masters of ceremonies.
The international choir festival is hosted by the Provincial Government of Bohol in partnership with Understanding and Communication, Inc. of Seoul, South Korea with the support of the City Government of Tagbilaran.