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Choristers association pulls off impressive Christmas concert

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 6th December 2018 02:31 PM

The day-long music festival was graced by hundreds of sacred music lovers, from various parts of the country.

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St Dennis Choir, Mbarara Archdiocese in action during the Christmas festival at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala on Sunday. Photo Mathias Mazinga

The day-long music festival was graced by hundreds of sacred music lovers, from various parts of the country.

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Holy Trinity Choir of Kamwokya Catholic parish are the champions of this year’s Church music competition of the Choristers Association of Uganda.

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They were declared during the organisation’s 5th annual Christmas festival at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala on Sunday. The Kamwokya choristers won with 243 points. 

Saint Dennis choir from Ggaba Catholic parish took second position with 237points. It was followed by Good Samaritan Choir (Bujumbura Cathedral, Hoima), who got 228 points.

 string ensemble from altec cademy akerere performing a musical item A string ensemble from Caltec Academy, Makerere performing a musical item

 
Other choirs that performed impressively and got presents included Arch-Angels Choir (Kasana-Luweero diocese), St Cecilia Virika Cathedral Choir, St Cecilia Kiyinda-Mityana Cathedral Choir, Saint Dennis Choir of Mbarara Archdiocese, St Joseph’s Naggalama parish choir, Mumbagane parish choir (Fort Portal) and Spiritual Inspirations Choir from Nabbingo Catholic Church.

The day-long music festival was graced by hundreds of sacred music lovers, from various parts of the country. The President of the Uganda National Council of the Laity, who is also the Deputy CEO of Vision Group Gervase Ndyanabo, was among the high-profile people that graced the function.

 t ecilia hoir from irika athedral ort ortal doing one of their hristmas songs St Cecilia Choir from Virika Cathedral, Fort Portal doing one of their Christmas songs

 
Delivering his remarks before handing over trophies and accolades to the best performing choirs, the Centenary Bank General Manager, Finance, Godfrey Byekwaso, thanked the  founding leaders and stakeholders of the Choristers Association for championing unity and development of Church music. He reassured members of the association that the Bank would continue to support the activities of the association.

The Chairman of the association, Thaddeus Sserukeera and the Coordinator, Justine Nabbaale thanked sponsoring companies like Centenary Bank, Pepsi Cola, Bank of Uganda, Statewide Insurance Company, Miika Eco Resort, Garden Tea, MTK and Cavendish University for sustaining the activities of the organisation.

The musical function also featured non-competing ensembles like Mugwanya Preparatory School Kabojja, Saint Mbaaga’s Major Seminary, Pan-African Choir, Caltec Academy Makerere and the Quintet Band, which further to sacred music also performed some secular songs.

 he ood amaritan choristers from ujumbura athedral oima performing The Good Samaritan choristers from Bujumbura Cathedral, Hoima performing

 

  scene from a hristmas musical by t ennis hoir of gaba atholic parish A scene from a Christmas musical by St Dennis Choir of Ggaba Catholic parish

 

 entenary ank fficials ellen sali odfrey yekwaso and rancis imbowa enjoying the show with other choral music fans Centenary Bank Officials Kellen Ssali, Godfrey Byekwaso and Francis Kimbowa enjoying the show with other choral music fans

 

 he pupils from ugwanya reparatory chool abojja during one of their presentations The pupils from Mugwanya Preparatory School, Kabojja during one of their presentations

 

 ision roup eputy  ervase dyanabo presenting a certificate of appreciation to some of the participants Vision Group Deputy CEO Gervase Ndyanabo presenting a certificate of appreciation to some of the participants

 

  crosssection of the congregation during the concert A cross-section of the congregation during the concert

 

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