UFH Choir bags another Award

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Our beloved UFH Choir has done it again!

On 19th October, the Fort Hare choir took part in the annual Old Mutual National Choir Festival (NCF) and won top spot in the Large category.  The event was held at the East London Christian Centre.

The NCF brings together the best professional choirs from across the SADC region. It prides itself in using the choirs’ voices to celebrate culture and Africa’s rich heritage.

The choir sang two songs: Western and African pieces.  In the Western category they sang a Regina Chelly composition and scored a massive 84 points.  For the traditional piece they sang Ayikho Indlela Makrestu and scored 82 points.

Masibulele Makroko, a UFH student said: "This was our first time in this competition. We have participated in other competitions such as the South African Tertiary Institution Choral Association (SATICA) and have held the title of reigning champions for the five years. We wanted to challenge and push ourselves to another level, so we are very happy with the results”.

“I would like to thank the university for the support. Even though we did not have enough time to practise, the choir showed dedication and commitment. Thank you to my choir and next year we will do better’’, said a proud Dumisani Tembani, Choir Master and choral music lecturer at the Music Department.

Halala Nokholeji!