1st New Song Festival held in Quezon City Main Church

1st WMSCOG New Song Festival in QC Zion
1st WMSCOG New Song Festival in QC Zion

The 1st WMSCOG New Song Festival of the World Mission Society Church of God in the Philippines took place on October 15, 2016 in the WMSCOG’s Quezon City Main Temple. Seven choir teams joined the 1st New Song Festival. Quezon City District IV councilor Bayani Hipol attended the event as its judge.

The goal of the 1st New Song Festival was not simply to showcase members’ singing ability. Behind the scenes, teammates gently encouraged shy members to join the contest. Choirs cheered for each other and all sang praise to God for the duration of the event. Hence, the event’s team format fostered cooperation and brotherhood among members and closeness throughout the church.

1st WMSCOG New Song Festival’s musical lineup and melodic program

The 1st New Song Festival started with opening remarks from Quezon City Main Church pastor Choi Jeongmaan. Next was the event’s first performance: an icebreaker by elementary students dressed like their older siblings in the choir.

Elementary students sing Our Heavenly Father Told Us as the opening
Elementary students sing Our Heavenly Father Told Us as the opening
 

After this, the competition proper of the 1st New Song Festival began. The Last Remnant, a team of male youth members, sang “Heaven’s Will” with bold voices and strong unity. Trumpeta ni Ina, made of female young adults, sang “Let’s Go to the World” in Filipino, holding different countries’ flags. Mother’s Blossoms, female adults wearing colorful flower crowns, performed “Fill Our Hearts With Love.” High school student team Munting Boses ni Elohim sang “I Imagine to Myself” with refreshing voices. Hope for Heaven, a female young adult choir, sang “All You Pass Through the Red Sea” in Filipino and featured blue “water” props. The “Work of God’s Hands,” the church’s male adults, performed “The Glory of Jerusalem” and had the audience clapping along. Finally, Fishers of Love, a team of female adults, sang “Heaven’s Mother is the Way” with voices that filled the whole venue.

Lunch was served after the competition proper of the 1st WMSCOG New Song Festival. While awaiting results, everyone watched videos of the Messiah Orchestra and of the first-ever New Song Festival. Both videos featured the association of WMSCOG branches across Korea.

Criteria and results

Criteria for judging was as follows: 20% of a group’s score was for the group’s tune, 20% for accurate timing, 20% for harmony, 15% for expression, 15% for attire, and 10% for audience reaction for a total of 100%.

Because of all members’ efforts and encouragement, the Fishers of Love emerged as the 1st WMSCOG New Song Festival’s champions. Trumpeta ni Ina came next as first runner-up. Mother’s Blossoms became second runner-up while Hope for Heaven became third runner-up.

A resurging sense of joy and unity overflowed in the church regardless of the results. This was because everyone could sing praise to Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother during the 1st New Song Festival. As a result, the Quezon City Main Church would then plan a 2nd New Song Festival to boost harmony even more.

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  1. I think it is first time to them to sing in front of the audience.
    How brave they are, young boys and girls. I’d like to give them big ?!!

  2. It’s wonderful New Song Festival!!! Every Teams look like happy and joyful in Love of God the Father and God the Mother through this Festival.

  3. I like New Song. When I sing this New Song, sometime, I feel how deeply Elohim God love me! Elohim God came to the earth mindless of all dangers and sacrifices. And, Elohim God comfort me through this New Song.

  4. We are so blessed for we can give praise to our true savior, Heavenly Father and Mother, and sing new songs for them according to the prophecy in Revelation chapter 14. How blessed we are! Thanks to Elohim God 🙂

  5. New Song is the heavenly melody. I feel so comfortable as if I in the heaven when I listen to New song. It’s so glorious that we praise to God through New song.

  6. New Song is the heavenly melody through which we thanks and praise to Elohim God(God the Father and God the Mother). I feel so comfortable as if I in the heaven when I listen to New song. It’s so glorious for mi that we praise to Elohim God through New song.

  7. The Bible testifies that those who will get salvation sing New Songs in the last days! Thanks to Father and Mother for allowing me to sing New Songs. 😀