Caboloan to compete in Vietnam
Another international appearance is set for the Caboloan Chorale Group of Pangasinan State University (PSU) to stage their prowess in Hội An, Vietnam for the 5th Vietnam International Choir Competition on June 7 – 11, 2017 following their victory in Indonesia last year.
Caboloan along with La Salle Chorale Group and Colegio San Agustin – Makati will represent the Philippines in the prestigious choral contest participated by 30 choirs from countries like Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.
“We feel so great and fulfilled because the unit was able to contribute in the achievement of the mission and vision of the institution – the PSU. To represent the country in 5th Vietnam International Choir Competition is indeed an honor and privilege for us,” said by Dr. Romary R. Lincod, Deputy Director of Culture, Arts and Pangasinan Heritage Studies.
In preparation, the Caboloan Chorale Group plans to conduct a concert on May 2 to augment their travel expenses and to expose their 25 participants in performing to the large crowd.
“We do rehearsals three to four times a week and this month, we included Saturday as whole day training,” Dr. Lincod added.
The 5th Vietnam International Choir Competition organized by INTERKULTUR, an international top address for choral contests and festivals joined by over 120,000 choirs with 4.8 million singers, aims to provide an outstanding presentation of choral singing of participants from different countries and cultural regions which will greatly highlight their variety of styles and customs.
Meanwhile, as part of the growing career of Caboloan, Dr. Lincod had registered to the International Dance Council (CID) to strengthen international linkages of PSU-Cultural Affairs. On July 7-11, the PSU-Caboloan is also planning to attend World Dance Research Congress in Athens, Greece to solidify participation of Caboloan Dance Group in international dance competitions particularly the PSU-Dance Sports.