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Butuan City gov't invites organizations, school choirs to join in Christmas Daygon contest

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

Butuan City (30 November) -- The city government here invites all the organizations, school choirs to participate in the Christmas Daygon contest to be held on December 10, 2010 at the City Hall Lobby, this city.

City Tourism revealed that choir members must not be less than 20 and not more than 30 singers, one instrumentalist and one conductor. All contestants must come to the contest proper venue without any identifying marks, sotumes and props are encouraged.

It was learned that contestants will perform two Christmas songs, which may be in English, all Filipino, all bisaya, or combination of two/mix (there will be no contest piece required). And choreography will only be done during the second song.

Important reminders for the participants: 1) singing time for each choir is limited only to 12 minutes; 2) performance may be choreographed; 3) no soloist is allowed; 4) trainer may conduct or not; 5) sequencing of presentation will be drawn by lot basis.

Criteria for the Christmas Daygon contest are as follows: Technique ? 45%; Interpretation ? 30%; Choreography ? 15%; and Stage Deportation ? 10%, a total of 100%.

The first place will receive Php 10,000.00; second place ? Php 7,000.00; third place ? Php 5,000.00; and consolation prize (for seven entries only) ? Php 2,000.00.

City government with City Tourism Office is hoping for the full support and participation of the general public in all the Christmas activities. (PIA-Caraga with reports from City Tourism Office) [top]

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