Eight (8) government choral groups from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and the National Capital Region emerged as the finalists of the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) 2019 Government Choral Competition (GCC). Selected from twenty one (21) regional entries, the finalists will compete at the Grand Finals on 17 September 2019 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
The finalists include the Government Service Insurance System or GSIS Chorale and Bangko Sentral Singers (National Capital Region), Dasmariñas City Teachers’ Chorale (Luzon), Calbayog City Chorale and Department of Education or DepEd Calbayog City Singing Ambassadors (Visayas), and Bayugan City Educators Chorale, Tagum City Chamber Chorale, and DepEd Dipolog City Teachers’ Choir (Mindanao).
The board of judges was composed of choral experts and musicologists endorsed by the Philippine Choral Directors Association.
The Government Choral Competition is one of the highlights of the 119th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) celebration this September 2019. Facilitated by the CSC Regional Office IV, the competition aims to showcase the musical creativity and talent of government employees, to promote Filipino culture and arts through choral singing, and to promote malasakit and the culture of excellence in public service through original and inspiring compositions.
Other PCSA events include the R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run on 1 September 2019, Nationwide Government Job Fair on 27 September 2019, and the Awards Rites for the 2019 Outstanding Government Workers, also in September. Government workers will also be entitled to special discounts and promos offered by partners from the private sector.
For more information on the GCC, contact CSC Regional Office IV at (02) 9264450. For PCSA-related updates, just go to www.csc.gov.ph/pcsa2019 or www.facebook.com/civilservicegovph, or contact (02) 9314180.