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08.03.2016 Music News

UGCY Is Here! The Competition Set Out To Acknowledge Ghanaian Gospel Music & Celebrate Young Talent!

By Chris Koney
UGCY Is Here! The Competition Set Out To Acknowledge Ghanaian Gospel Music & Celebrate Young Talent!
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The maiden edition of the annual University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY) Ghana competition will take place on 13th March 2016. Following the success of the competition in the UK, the National Theatre, Accra will play host to the maiden show, which is to be broadcasted on Viasat 1 TV.

LW Company in collaboration with Gospel Town Africa, organizers of University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY) Ghana and Viasat 1, are pleased to announce that 10 university choirs have made it to the finale of the maiden edition of the competition in Ghana.

The competing choirs include Shout Choir – University of Ghana, Legon, Philharmonic Choir – Accra Polytechnic, Kharis Choir – UDS, Hearts of Worship – University of Ghana, Legon, Gracious 4 – Ashesi University, One Spirit Choir – UCOMS, Chaplaincy Choir – University of Education, Winneba, Stewards of Praise – University of Ghana, Legon, Ghamsu Choir – University of Education, Winneba and Wizzy Choir – Wisconsin Int. Uni.

Each choir will have the chance to perform and battle it out with the hopes of taking home the prestigious UGCY 2016 title.

A panel of musically inclined judges namely, Ps Helen Yawson, Ms Diana Hopeson, Obed Psych (Preachers Gh fame), Noble Nketsiah, Nii Okai, Jennifer Jessica Dankwa will preside over the final decision as to who will be crowned the first ever UGCY Ghana Champions 2016. Movers and shakers in their own right in the Ghanaian Gospel scene our judges will also act as mentors to each of the choirs.

UGCY Ghana airs on Viasat 1 TV from March 6th and runs for 6 weeks every Sunday at 6pm.

About the event:
UGCY is a young, voluntary organization which is inspired by the iconic blockbuster movie ‘Sister Act 2 – Back In The Habit’, starring Whoopi Goldberg. Since its creation, UGCY has held SIX annual competitions in the UK, celebrating the talent of 4000+ students from various universities across the UK and has worked with the likes of ITV’s the X-Factor! UGCY aims to bring many talented young individuals together through gospel music, as a celebration of the arts and a means to inspire both young and old. UGCY would love to see gospel at the forefront of the music industry and plan to help advance this by encouraging musical participation amongst young people.

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