An all male choral group called the “Cebu Male Singers” of St. Therese Parish from Lahug, Cebu City is one of the top 5 groups in the first Sinulog Choral Elimination at the Plaza Sugbu last Saturday.
“Our group was created to have a common goal to sing, to promote different genres of songs, and the aspects of choral,” said Jandel M. Cabasura, Cebu Male Singers conductor.
Their rendition of the song “ Someone Like You” was a hit with the judges and the crowd.
The choral competition was open to all church-based or choral groups in Cebu. Each group should have a minimum of eight to a maximum of 16 members including their conductors.
Cabasura said the group were made up mostly of teachers, call center agents, and students.
Another group that made it to the top 5 is the UV (University of the Visayas) Toledo Choral of St. John de Sahagun Parish, from Toledo City.
The group from Toledo also impressed the crowd when they sang “Carol of the Bells.” Their rendition made the crowd cheer.
“We felt so much pressure but it’s fine that sometimes we feel tired since this is our offer to Senor Santo Nino and we are bringing the name of our school and our parish,” Rowena O. Eleodra, a member of the UV Toledo group, said.
Top 5 groups
The top 5 groups who made it to the finals are Music Choristers (Sta. Teresa de Avila Parish, Talisay City), Sta. Maria–Sunrise Village Choir (Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Parish, Pardo, Cebu City), Cebu Male Singers, St. John de Saguhon Choir ( UV- Toledo City), and the Fidelis Choir (Redemptorist Church, Cebu City).
They will compete in the finals on Jan. 13.
Prizes for the competition are first prize–P20,000 plus Sinulog trophy, second prize—P15,000 plus trophy, 3rd prize—P10,000 plus trophy. The others will receive a consolation prize of P5,000./USJ-R Intern Michelle Padayhag