The Winneba Youth Choir celebrated its 30th anniversary with a concert at the La Palm Royal Hotel on Friday, Might 24 in Accra.
The 30th-anniversary concert, which was to celebrate the challenging perform of the Choir’s many years of existence, had in attendance the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his spouse, Rebecca and some other point out dignitaries.
The topic for the 30th Anniversary was ‘God Our Refuge, Our Strength’ and observed classical hymns and performances from the choir.
These amazing performances were being directed and carried out by choir leader, Paa John Arthur–Yamoah, who was remarkably praised by the Main Patron of the Choir, previous President John Agyekum Kuffour, for his timeless really like for the choir till date.
Paa John Arthur–Yamoah, expressed his gratitude to patrons in a straightforward speech through the live performance: “I want to thank you our patrons whose assistance and encouragement allows us to proceed doing God’s work”.
He even further recounted that he had experienced a several down moments in the facial area of the challenges of his occupation but had searched in himself for pertinent solutions.
The visitor of honour, President Akufo-Addo in his speech, recounted how he was launched to the Choir by the late Akaa Kwarteng several a long time ago and how he has been enchanted by the exploits of the choir considering that that day.
He took the prospect to congratulate the choir, wished them properly and also urged them to continue to operate tough to encourage the youth in many strategies, encouraging them to go on to churn out new skills.
The president contributed an sum of ₵50, 000 to help the choir.
The live performance was climaxed with fundraising which was aimed at encouraging the choir receive new devices and other requirements to support enhance their common to a larger stage.
Some patrons and leaders of the choir were also awarded which incorporated, Mr and Mrs John Kufuor, Mr and Mrs Jerry John Rawlings, Mr and Mrs Matilda Amissah Arthur, Rev. Andrew Nii Lantey Campbell, Former Main Justice Georgina Theodora Woode and a host of some others.
The Winneba Youth Choir was recognized in the thirty day period of Might 1989 by a young gifted musician named George Mensah–Essilfie, who was then the Principal organist of Winneba Ebenezer Methodist Choir.
The choir which was fashioned by youth between the ages of 12 and 24 decades from the coastal town of Winneba and its bordering villages, gained their maiden recognition as a result of a tv functionality in 1993, and given that then the amazing grace of God has remained with the choir in all its endeavours.