Harmonious Chorale dominates GHYouth Choir Choral Festival & Awards

Harmonious Chorale dominates GHYouth Choir Choral Festival & Awards
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Abeiku Sankofi
Date: 04-09-2017 Time: 11:09:35:am

The College of Physicians & Surgeons auditorium came to life last Saturday evening when patrons of choral music and music lovers, in general, filled up the place to witness this year’s GHYouth Choir Choral Festival & Awards 2017.

The event, which was emceed by two of Ghanaian’s hilarious comedians OB Amponsah and Foster Romanus, kept the auditorium lively throughout the night, though it started a little later than the time the organisers communicated.

The Awards were supported by the likes of Nii Ayittey Hammond (Head of productions, Charter House), Tonyi Senayah of Horseman Shoes, Miss Laurie Thomas from Jamaica, and Frankie 5.

The Ghana Youth Choir Choral Festival (GHYCCF) & Awards brand has grown with each passing year.

The vision behind this is to celebrate, preserve, develop, showcase, unearth, advance, promote, professionalize and mainstream choral music by honoring and awarding excellence in choral music across the country and to the world at large, said Stephen Ekow Dougan (CEO).

The role of music in defining a Ghanaian may reach unprecedented levels of acceptance and social influence in the coming years as Ghanaian choral and orchestral ensembles take center-stage in our national dialogue.

Ghanaian choral music has forged a strong identity and has become an exportable commodity, thanks to the effort of all the musicians.

Harmonious Chorale, an international interdenominational choir located in Accra, emerged as the ultimate winners on the night with four awards to their credit.

Patrons and lovers of the choral music fraternity in Ghana kept enjoying themselves even after the show had come to an end.

List of winners:

Discovery Choir of the Year

Glorious Chorus - Ghana

Album of the year

Maseda Dwom - Divine Chorale

Composer's Concert of the Year

Ghana our Motherland - Harmonious Chorale

Humanitarian Concert of the Year

Divine Chorale - Community Music Evangelism Project

Chorale Sound engineer of the Year

Rasky - J Productions

Chorale Producer of the Year

Nana K. Sekyere - Bigbag Studio

Introductory Program of the Year

One Voice Choir - Awake and Build Africa

Oratorio of the Year

Chandos Anthems by the University Choir K.N.U.S.T

Composer of the Year

James Varrick Armaah

Male Vocal of the Year

Joel Aidoo - Harmonious Chorale

Female Vocal of the Year

Sylvia Tetteh (Soprano) - Vocal Essence Chorale

Easter Concert of the Year

Gramophone Ghana

Christmas Concert of the Year

Feliz Navidad by Vocal Essence Chorale

Institution Concert of the Year

Night of Hymns by Pax Choir K.N.U.S.T

Choral Song of the Year

M'aseda Nnwom (Sam Asare Bediako)

Choir of the Year

Harmonious Chorale


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