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Holiday Hymns, The Araneta Center Christmas Choral Competition

The grand finals of the the Holiday Hymns, the Araneta Center’s Choral Competition was held December 23, 2012.  A big crowd watched the event as 11 finalist battle for the grand prize of Php 150,000 pesos.  The crowd was entertained and amazed with the angelic voices of the choirs that participated.

I was hired to be the official photographer of the event. I was excited as well because I love choir competitions especially it’s about Holiday Hymns.

Here are the photos and videos of the event:


The Panel of Judges and the crowd

Fireworks Display Intermission at 7 p.m.

Singer Miss Ganda entertaining the crowd during the breather

Winner of the “Crowd’s Favorite” award: Himig ni Juan group

Best Costume Award went to Gloria Patri group
3rd Prize Winner: Gloria Patri

3rd Prize Winner: Gloria Patri

2nd Prize Winner: PNU Chorale
Grand Prize Winner: Koro Ilustrado

The Grand Prize: Php 150,000
1st Prize Winner: Koro Ilustrado

Opening Number

2nd Number

2nd Prize Winner: PNU Singers

3rd Place Winner: Gloria Patri Singers

Other Participants

The event host
The Judges and the Araneta Center Team

The panel of Judges

Araneta Team

Himig ni Juan group while waiting for their turn
The Judges


Yours truly, Ted Claudio with Ms. Ganda

I had a good time listening to the Christmas songs. It really gave the crowd (me included) the holiday spirit. Kudos to Araneta Center for bringing this type of entertainment to the crowd while showcasing the talents of the different choirs.  I look forward to next year’s competition!

Note: More photos and videos to be posted.

Credits: All photographs were taken by me, Ted Claudio. The Holiday Hymn poster was from Araneta Center’s Facebook page.

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  • asdsadd

    Bat iba po yung sa 3rd prize?

  • tedclaudio

    Opps sorry, na double. Corrected na.

  • Nothing spells Christmas sweeter than a choir doing their Christmas Hymns. All the winners are deserving.

  • Congratulations to all the winners. Excellent work.

  • An event na talagang love kong mapanood at mapakinggan. I simply adore choral singing. Congrats sa mga winners.

  • Congrats sa mga winners! Sayang hindi ko naabutan yung event 🙁 Merry Christmas!

  • congratulations for being hired as their photographr!! all the photos lookd so good! nice fireworks and great vidz too! xx

  • ralph

    by just looking at their costumes, they really prepared for the event…they have great voices too..I wish i was one of the audiences who were able to witness the event. Yahweh bless.

  • I’m sure everyone did great and the winners will sure have a merrier Christmas 🙂

  • swerte naman ng nanalo! i used to join at choirs in school but to compete in taht intense crowd, waley ako diyan. hahaha

  • Ang laki ng premyo. Lucky are the winners ,they deserve a huge amount of prize money for the time and effort they spent practicing.

  • That is great! You’re the official photographer of this huge event! Galing naman.

    Laki ng prize. 150K pesos is huge!

    I miss listening to choir competitions. 🙂 Lovely photos!

  • Congrats to the winners, the secret of every choir is blending of voices, if it blends then its good

  • tedclaudio

    Thanks Mary Jane

  • tedclaudio

    Thanks Mary Anne!

  • Great! We enjoyed the competition! sasali ulit kami next year. Joining this competition is more than winning. IT IS AN EXPERIENCE. from:HIMIG NI JUAN CHORALE

  • We are one of the finalists. we are the HIMIG NI JUAN CNHORALE

  • Jan Christian

    ang sarap siguro manood ng choir competition in person heheh di ko pa kasi naexperience eh 😀

  • tedclaudio

    Yes, exciting talaga Jan!

  • tedclaudio

    Congrats Himig ni Juan for being the Crowd’s Favorite!

  • tedclaudio

    Thanks everyone for visiting and commenting. It was a great competition. Kudos to all the finalist!

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