UFH Choir – simply the best!

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The University of Fort Hare (UFH) Choir is officially the best university choir in the Eastern Cape, this after they were placed first, twice and second in all three categories of the Provincial Intervarsity Games held at Rhodes University in Makhanda this past weekend.

The annual intervarsity extravaganza brings together students from UFH, Nelson Mandela University, Walter Sisulu University, and Rhodes who battle it out in various sports, arts and cultural activities.

The choir which featured members from the Alice and East London Campus sang their hearts out and claimed first position in the African and Western piece and were placed second in the Isitibili category.

For their African piece, the choir performed "Ceba Lomthi", a choral written by well-known composer Ben Tyamzashe in honour of Tiyo Soga - a great African intellectual. For their Western Piece, they sang “How Lovely are the Messengers” written by Felix Mendelssohn.

Still beaming with excitement, Usisipho Nqunde, a member and the choir's PR officer, says their victory affirms they were the best in the province. “We have now set our goals on eventually becoming the best in the country.”