After three days of competing at the Busan Choral Festival and Competition in South Korea earlier this month, the Filipino group Baao Children and Youth Choir came home emerged victorious.
A report on "Unang Balita" said the Camarines Sur-based choir won the first or gold prize in the youth category, besting other choirs from South Korea, China, Indonesia, England, Russia, and Taiwan. The group also won the audience prize awards.
the Baao Children and Youth Choir also received the silver prize for the ethnic category of the competition for non-professional choir groups.
The report said the Baao Children and Youth Choir was formed in 2004 and has joined other international competitions.
Other Filipino groups also placed in the 11-year-old Busan Choral Festival and Competition.
Los Cantantes de Manila snagged the gold prize for the classical mixed category and silver for the pop or accapella segment, where Koro Ilustrado won the bronze prize.
Koro Ilustrado also claimed silver for classical equeal and took home the special judge prize. Meanwhile, Anna Tabita Abelada-Piquero of the University of the East was named the best conductor of the competition.
Over 1,000 participants or 28 choirs joined the 11th Busan Choral Festival and Competition. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News