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 years Gh Youth Choir Choral Festival & Awards 2017. The event which was Mc by two of Ghanaian’s hilarious comedians OB Amponsah & Foster Romanus kept the auditorium lively through out the night, though it started a little late as the the organizers communicated. The Awards saw the likes of Nii Ayittey Hammond (Head of productions, Charter House), Tonyi Senayah of Horseman shoes, Miss Laurie Thomas from Jamaica, Frankie 5, among other dignitaries supporting it.
Over the years, the GhanaYouth 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 & to the world at large, said Stephen Ekow Dougan (CEO).
The role of music in defining what it means to be 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 dialog.
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(4)awards to their credit. Patrons and lovers of the choral music fraternity in Ghana kept enjoying after the show has come to an end.