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Greetings from Festival Mall!

On its 7th season and in celebration of OPM Music, Festival Mall will be hosting a choral
competition, dubbed as AWITING KAY GLEENG on September 16 and 17. This will be a
gathering of non professional vocal groups / glee clubs from different schools, companies,
churches / religious groups, and/or communities of South Luzon and Metro Manila.

With this, we invite you to be a part of this festive event by sending your Best Choral Group to
compete. Attached is the complete mechanics and application form for your review and perusal.

Should you have questions and clarifications, please feel free to call the undersigned or Mr. Nick
David at (02)850-3517 loc 269 or 268. You can also send your inquiries through
richard.macatangay@filinvestlifemalls.com, and nicanor.david@filinvestlifemalls.com. We will
be more than glad to discuss further details with you.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

CHARD MACATANGAY
Marketing Officer

Noted by:

MS. GINA G. ABENOJA


Marketing Projects Manager

MR. RICKY B. SUAREZ


Senior Marketing Manager
M E C H A N I C S

AWITING KAY GLEENG!

CHORAL COMPETITION (Season 7)

1. The Awiting kay Gleeng is an amateur choir competition open to non professional vocal
groups / glee clubs from different schools, companies, churches / religious groups, and/or
communities of South Luzon and Metro Manila. There will be 2 categories for the competition:

a. September 16 School based choral groups (High School, Colleges and Universities)

b. September 17 Non-School based choral groups (Companies, Churches and


religious groups

Theme: ORIGINAL PILIPINO MUSIC (OPM) - Music from the 1970s

2. Registration will be open until 9:00PM on August 31, 2017 only. Application forms are
available at Festival Malls Concierge at the 2 nd Level, and may also be downloaded from the
Festival Mall Facebook Page. Completed forms may be submitted at the Festival Mall 2 nd level
Customer Service, through email at richard.macatangay@filinvestlifemalls.com or
nicanor.david@filinvestlifemalls.com. To confirm registration, please call Ceszanne Castao of
the Marketing Department at 850-3517 loc. 268.

3. Requirements for registration are as follows:

a. The competition is open to all non-professional vocal groups.

b. Each group should be composed of a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 20 members.

c. A letter of endorsement addressed to Festival Supermall Marketing Department from


the School Head, Principal or Dean (for schools), Barangay Captain (for community), Company
Manager (for companies) and Parochial Leaders (for churches) indicating the names, ages, and
levels (for schools) of the participants must be submitted upon registration together with the
official entry form. The letter of endorsement and entry form must bear their seal.

4. Competition will start at 2:00PM at the 2nd Level Carousel Court, Festival Mall in the
presence of DTI representative on the following dates:

a. September 16 School based choral groups (High School, Colleges and Universities)

b. September 17 Non-School based choral groups (Companies, Churches and


religious groups

5. Judging will be based on the following criteria:

CHORAL ELEMENTS - basic demonstrative qualities such as, but not limited to: 40%
Tonality, Diction, Dynamics, Intensity, Phrasing and Breathing, etc.
CHORAL MUSICIANSHIP - artistic sensitivity in performing the chosen piece/s. 30%
CHORAL PROGRAMMING - appropriateness of the piece/s to the theme, 15%
the choir and the audience.
CHORAL PRESENCE overall impact and presentation onstage. 15%

TOTAL 100%

6. The judges' decision is final.


REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS

1. Two songs (Tagalog or English), both Original Pilipino Music (OPM), both composed from
1970-1979.

GUIDELINES:

Competition is open to school choirs (High School and College) and company, church and
community choirs.

A group should consist of 8 to 20 members, equal or mixed voices. Complete names of


members and conductor who will perform for the finals should be submitted.

A conductor and a singer can only perform exclusively for one (1) group BUT may
participate in both categories.

One of the songs performed should be in a cappella (refer to REPERTOIRE


REQUIREMENTS no. 1). For the other song, accompaniment can be live or in CD (no
background vocals should be used). Non-observance of this rule will result in a 10 point
deduction to the final score.

Repertoire should only last for 10 minutes from the first note (vocal or
accompaniment). Excess in time will result to a 0.5 point deduction to the final score.

Groups should submit three (3) clear copies of the sheet music for the judges.

In case of copyrighted compositions/arrangements, groups should submit an


authorization letter from the composer/arranger. It is the responsibility of the choir to
obtain an authorization letter from the composer/arranger. Copyright issues brought up
before, during and after the competition must be resolved by the parties involved.
Festival Supermall will not be held responsible if a composition has been performed
without permission.

Selection of 10 groups per category who will perform for the finals will be based on first-
come-first served basis.

Groups are allowed to do sound check between 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM only.

Competition will promptly start at 2:00 PM. Any group who arrives late will be
disqualified.

Competition will be on the following dates and categories:

a. September 16 School based choral groups (High School, Colleges and Universities)

b. September 17 Non-School based choral groups (Companies, Churches and


religious groups

Groups must submit a 2-minute demo video.

Incomplete application forms and requirements by the time of submission will be


disqualified.
Festival Mall has the right to refuse application of groups deemed have cheated or
exhibited unprofessional conduct in previous competitions.

PRIZES:

GRAND CHAMPION - PHP 30, 000 & TROPHY plus P5,000 for the
endorsing school & non-school group

1ST PLACE WINNER - PHP 20, 000 & TROPHY

2ND PLACE WINNER - PHP 10, 000 & TROPHY

CONSOLATION PRIZES - PHP 5, 000