The First ever African Choral Festival which is under the theme ‘Celebrating Culture through Choral Music’ is slated for March 9 to13, 2012 at the National Theatre in Accra and the Cape Coast Castle in the Central Region.
It is the first of its kind and has already started generating huge interest and enthusiasm from both domestic and International choral groups.
Invited choral groups from the United States of America, Korea, and Nigeria have so far confirmed their participation. The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is expecting other choral groups from Equatorial Guinea, South Africa and Benin.
Preceding the March event will be the regional and the national choral events to select the best three Ghanaian choral groups to represent Ghana at the festival.
The competitive regional choral festivals will select the best choirs from each region, after which they will converge on Accra for the National Choral Gala, where the best three will be chosen to represent Ghana.
Prizes will be awarded to the best three in each region. An amount of GH¢1000, GH¢500 and GH¢ 250 will be awarded to the first, second and third winners respectively.
Interested groups must however contact the regional GTA offices to register for the competition.
GTA is using the Choral Festival to provide enormous opportunities, especially for private sector operators in the industry, and to create a vehicle to market Ghana’s tourism potential to the outside world.
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