Harana, that old-fashioned Filipino way of expressing love through songs, still steals hearts.
Keeping the love for harana alive, “Awiting kay GLEEng,” Festival Mall’s amateur choral competition, will present show choirs performing harana at its grand finals set on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the UGF Expansion Hall of Festival Mall in Alabang Muntinlupa.
Now on its eighth year, Awiting kay GLEEng is bringing together vocal groups to harmonize their way to victory, into two competition categories: community-based and school-based choirs.
Participating school-based choirs include Koko Rosario from Holy Rosary College, ICCT Rhythm and Voices Chorale from ICCT Colleges, LPU Vocal Harmonics from Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas, Maranatha High School Glee Club from Maranatha Christian Academy, National University Chorale from National University, and Taguig City University Chorale from Taguig City University; and Amang Aawit from Brgy. 635, Zone 64, District IV and Light of the Nation Singers from Parish of the Immaculate Conception – Cubao Catherdral for community-based choirs.
Groups will perform a repertoire of two Original Pilipino Music (OPM) compositions from any year, with one song performed in a cappella, each given the choir’s own modern twist.
Grand champions will receive Php 30,000 in cash and a trophy, plus Php 5,000 for their school/company/religious group/community. First runner-up will take home Php 20,000 in cash and a trophy, while second runner-up will get Php 10,000 in cash and a trophy. A special prize will be awarded to the group who receives most likes/reactions on their video performances, which will be uploaded on Festival Mall’s Facebook page.
Festival Mall is a Filinvest Lifemall and a premier development in Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. It is the only mall with five anchor stores: Shopwise Supercenter, SaveMore, Robinsons Department Store, Ace Hardware and Handyman. It has over 700 shops, almost 4,000 parking slots, various food outlets, and indoor amusement rides. The community’s needs and passions find balance at Filinvest Lifemalls, where the city’s heart beats.