The University of Mindanao (UM) Chorale bagged the grand prize at the 13th Busan Choral Festival and Competition Grand Prix.

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The UM Chorale emerged triumphant in the finals of the international competition held September in South Korea, after winning two categories in the semis – Gold for Classical Mixed and Gold for Ethnic.

The university choir group under conductor Peter Buaya brought home the Busan Festival grand prize of $20,000, besting other choral groups from 47 countries.

The 24-member UM Chorale previously won the 9th Concentus International Choral Festival in Singapore in 2016.

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