SDA CHOIR WINS NORTHERN REGIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL
As part of the preparations towards the African Choral festival in March, the first in the series of Regional Choral Competitions organized by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), to select winners who could represent Ghana at the International event, took place at the GNAT Hall, Tamale on Tuesday Jan 10 2012. The Hospital Road SDA Choir emerged the Northern Regional Champions. The first and second runner up positions went to the OLA Catholic Youth Choir and the Tamale Teaching Hospital Choir respectively. The winning Choir received a cash prize of GH 1,000 whiles the second and third choirs received GH 500 and GH 250 respectively.
The event was keenly contested. Each choir had twelve (12) minutes to sing the compulsory song; Ephraim Amu’s ‘’Yaanom Abibima’’ and two other compositions. It was truly an entertaining night with good performances from all the participating choirs who were loudly applauded by an enthusiastic audience which included Dr. Ken Sagoe, CEO of the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
The regional competitions continue with the Western Region event on Friday Jan 20, followed by the Greater Accra, Brong Ahafo Regions and Upper West Regions on Saturday January 20 and finally Ashanti Region on Sunday January 22 in that order.
The last round of competitions comes off on Friday Jan 27 in the Central Region while Volta, Eastern and Upper East Regions hold their events on Saturday January 28.