A Song of Praise Music Festival Debuts Mid-Year Worldwide Search
Pampanga, Philippines (24 April 2009) – In response to Bro. Eli Soriano’s call to create more songs of praises to the God of Israel, Members Church of God International debuts its mid-year A Song of Praise Music Festival this June.
The Regional Finals in Luzon Region is set to light the stage on April 26, Saturday evening in Ang Dating Daan Convention Center, while others will hold the event in their respective regions. One song shall represent each region in the Worldwide Finals Night.
Launched in 2004, ASOP Music Festival is designed to “provide the venue for the creation of thoughts, ideas and feelings through songs of praise.” Only bona fide members of MCGI are allowed to join the festival.
Last year, Bro. Eli awarded a total of PhP500,000.00 ($10,277.50) to the winners of the 5th Annual ASOP Music Festival to encourage the brethren to come up with even more beautiful and more intelligently written songs.
“I hope I could hear songs with intelligence, with logic, with convincing musicality and with recall.”
For this year, the “Song of the Year” winner shall bring home 1 million pesos ($20,555.00), courtesy of Bro. Eli.
Bro. Eli, MCGI Presiding Minister, once said that the aim of the event is not for the brethren to compete, but to express the faith.
“Let us not compete individually. This is not a competition. This is an expression of our faith. And this is our gratitude towards God. Combine those: the best in lyrics, the best in music, the best in interpretation and rendition, to come out with the best of songs.”
The Annual A Song of Praise Music Festival is organized by the Music Ministry Core. Music Ministry is a brainchild of Vice Presiding Minister, Bro. Daniel Razon.