Multi-awarded Loboc Children’s Choir will serenade shoppers of SM City Cebu as they perform on December 21, 2008 at The Northwing Atrium at 5PM.
The Loboc Children’s Choir is composed of schoolchildren ages nine to thirteen from the town of Loboc. The choir is a three-time National Champion of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) - Children’s Choir Category, considered to be the most prestigious music competitions in the Philippines for 2001, 1995, and 1993. The LCC also held performances all over the country as well as some parts in the world.
In July 2004, the group was especially invited by World Vision Korea to represent the Philippines in the World Vision 2004 International Children’s Choir Festival held in Korea. The Choir successfully held concerts in Seoul, Ansung, and Incheon and performed alongside children’s choirs from Australia, the U.S.A., Hong Kong, and Korea. With the theme “Imagine a World Where Children Are Safe”, the children of Loboc joined about 600 other children sing a rousing finale that brought forth their message of peace, hope, brotherhood, and love.
A major highlight of the choir’s past activities is its 1st European Concert Tour in September to November of 2003. The group represented the Philippines in the 6th International Folksongs Festival “Europe and Its Songs” held in Barcelona, Spain. In this international competition, LCC bagged the Gold Medal (First Prize) of the Youth Category, and was awarded the Festival Cup or the Grand Prize for garnering the highest point average of 97.5, besting the other 12 choirs from all over the world. The Choir also held very successful concerts in The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, and Switzerland. Its concert repertoire is a combination of classical, folk, modern and children’s songs.
Also performing at The Northwing Atrium is the Mandaue Children’s Choir on December 19 at 5PM. The choir is only a few years old but has already won several awards, including the grand prize in the National Music Competition for Young Artists in 2004.
And on December 23 at 7pm, it’s the Peace Philharmonic String Quartet’s turn to render Christmas songs to the shoppers.
Catch these live choir performances at The Northwing.