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Announcement. 09-2023



The Philippine Consulate General in Chicago wishes to inform the general public that the 5th Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival (AOVICF) will be held in-person in Manila, Philippines on 20 to 23 July 2023. The AOVICF is inviting choirs to join the Festival competition.

The competition has three (03) different categories: Folk Song, Equal Voices, and Mixed Choir. The deadline for submission of application is on 01 June 20

Held every two (02) years, the AOVICF, jointly organized by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Philippine Madrigal Singers, envisions a world of diverse cultures united in a spirit of mutual respect and imbued with a profound understanding of the power of music to move individuals towards transformation of communities. To accomplish this, the AOVICF serves as a competitive festival designed to promote high levels of aesthetic performance while also fostering camaraderie, cultural and artistic exchange.

For more information, interested parties may visit the AOVICF website at

Further communication may be coursed directly to the AOVICF Secretariat via email at or through its Facebook page at