UG Holds Maiden Choral Music Festival

A section of guests and participating choirs at the concert


The Great Hall of the University of Ghana was filled to capacity on Easter Monday, when the University of Ghana organised the maiden edition of the UG Choral Music festival.


Eight choirs, made up of six student choirs, one resident church choir and one guest choir, rendered a repertoire of songs by local and foreign composers.


The student choirs were made up of the Assemblies of God Campus Ministry (AGCM) choir, the Pentecost Students Association (PENSA) Choir, the Ghana Methodist Students Union (GHAMSU) choir, the Pax Romana (Catholic students) choir, the Chosen Vessels choir of the University Christian Fellowship and the University of Ghana Jubilee Choir, the in-house choir of the University. The Legon Interdenominational Church (LIC) choir, from one of the resident churches on the UG campus and the much acclaimed Harmonious Chorale, which was the guest choir, also performed at the musical festival.


The Musical Festival is an initiative of University Management to introduce a new set of programmes and activities to enhance cultural experiences on the campus. It also seeks to provide a formal platform for the many choral groups on the campus and elsewhere, to come together and share their passion and enthusiasm with the rest of the community.


Beyond the entertainment value, Management believes that the event will provide an opportunity for the community to appreciate the full potential of choral music in the development of people.



The Vice- Chancellor Prof. Ernest Aryeetey was hopeful that the event which will be held annually, will become that special event that Ghanaians look forward to every Easter Monday. 


The music festival brought together members of the university community including Council members, students, faculty and staff, residents and friends of the university.




Participating choirs rendering the Hallelujah Chorus and the UG Anthem


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