As Christmas on the door, Bikira Youth choir Masaka shine again in Catholic Church Christmas Carols competition.
Different choirs including St Cecilia Choir Kahama in Tanzania Diocese participated in the competition joined them together. These Choirs were from different catholic diocese in Uganda on Sunday joined together and sang Christmas carols. The concert attracted a big audience at Sheraton Hotel started with a session of organ music.
According to Justine Nabbaale, one of the organisers, the choirs were: Echoes of Grace Kisubi, St Mary’s Ggaba National Seminary, The Spiritual Inspirations choir Nabbingo, St Charles Lwanga choir Kireka, St Padre Pio Kabulamuliro, Holy Trinity choir Kamwokya, Bikira Youth Choir Masaka, Agape Choir Fort-Portal, Kasana-Luweero cathedral choir, St Charles Lwanga Mubende, St Cecilia in Tanzania and Holy Rosary Choir Gulu.
Choirs sing under their joint group named Choristers Association of Uganda Ltd sang their 4th annual Christmas carols festivals. The festival graced by retired bishop of Hoima Diocese, Edward Albert Baharagatte, Secretary of Episcopal Conference, Msgr John Baptist Kauta, priests, nuns and the chief guest was Stephen Nawuba the Managing Director of Vision Fund Uganda.
A panel of judges attended and scored choirs in the following four categories: Festive appearance, singing talent, enthusiasm and the Xtra factor.
The organizing chairman, Thaddeus Sserukeera, said it was a special experience for the choirs.
"All choirs did extremely well and while there was only one winner, everyone was happy and excited to have had the opportunity to perform," he said.
All choirs received certificates and awards. Bikira Youth Choir scored 246 and was the best overall, taking home the prize of sh1m.
St Charles Lwanga Kireka, which came second, received sh500,000. The number three - Holy Trinity Kamwokya - received sh200,000.