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Ugandan choir wins in Germany

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 6th June 2017 05:31 PM

The Franciscan choristers, who were the sole participants from Africa, were declared by the judges as the best in singing, dancing and playing instruments (Most Specialised Category).

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The Franciscan Choristers pose for a picture in Germany. Photos by Mathias Mazinga

The Franciscan choristers, who were the sole participants from Africa, were declared by the judges as the best in singing, dancing and playing instruments (Most Specialised Category).

The Franciscan Choir of Christ the King Church, Kampala has done Uganda proud.  It has won three awards at the Harmonie Music Festival in Limburg, Germany. The festival, which took place on May 25-28, attracted 250 choirs from 39 countries of the world.

The Franciscan choristers, who were the sole participants from Africa, were declared by the judges as the best in singing, dancing and playing instruments (Most Specialised Category).

 he story about the ranciscan choir in a erman newspaper The story about the Franciscan choir in a German newspaper

 
The Franciscans also took third position in folklore with three instruments. They were also third in singing folklore pieces without any accompaniment. Further to the awards, the choir was also given three meritorious certificates.

The Franciscan choristers declared their awards during the 11:15am mass at Christ the King Church, Kampala, on Sunday.

 he ranciscan hoir in action during the festival in ermany The Franciscan Choir in action during the festival in Germany

 
The chairman of the Franciscan choristers, Ronald Kasozi, was upbeat about the choir’s achievements. “Harmonie Music festival takes place every five years. Although we have participated in the festival previously, this is our first time to win many accolades.

Harmonie Festival is intended to promote human unity, solidarity and friendship among countries of the world. We are thus humbled to be part of it.”

 he ranciscan horisters with their ermany friends The Franciscan Choristers with their Germany friends

 

 he ranciscan horisters with their ermany friends The Franciscan Choristers with their Germany friends

 

 epresentatives of the ranciscan hoir display the accolades and meritorious certificates that they got from ermany at hrist the ing hurch Representatives of the Franciscan Choir display the accolades and meritorious certificates that they got from Germany at Christ the King Church

 

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