Culture council to hold National Choral Festival
In a bid to preserve, promote and develop indigenous language through traditional choral repertoire, the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), in association with its corporate partners and other cultural organizations, will host The National Choral Festival scheduled for September.
The programme is meant to provide opportunity and a platform for Nigerian composers, directors and singers to express themselves to local and international media and the general public. It is also a platform meant to promote tourism via choral performance, an internationally recognised art form among other advantages.
The festival will feature regional competition covering the geographical zones of Nigeria, in junior and senior categories, which will culminate in final competition to be held in Lagos. Participants will be judged in classical, traditional and contemporary styles.
The exhibition and workshop starts on the day of the Lagos legs of the festival and closes on the day of the choral street storm, performances and awards. The festival will feature outdoor and indoor performances by different groups. The winning participants and choirs from the geographical zones will perform at an awards’ concert to be held in Lagos.
In her opening address, the Director General of National Council For Arts and Culture, Mrs. Dayo Keshi, said staging the event was in furtherance of the council’s commitment in contributing to the present administration’s determination to effectively respond to the various economic challenges through youth empowerment, rural transformation and diversification of the nation’s sources of revenue generation.