In an effort to promote the art of singing, Music Crossroads Malawi and Copyright Society of Malawi (Cosoma), through the Arts Sacco initiative, are bringing a choral music competition.
In a letter dated July 20, Music Crossroads and Cosoma said they have jointly organised the 2017 choral music competition to promote singing and enhance the culture of saving among Malawian choirs.
Music Crossroads Malawi Director, Mathews Mfune, said on Wednesday that all was set for the competition, adding that it will be an extraordinary event bringing the country’s finest choirs together.
“The specific objectives of this competition are to empower choral singing groups in Malawi to develop a culture of saving as well as provide a platform for choral music performance in the country,” Mfune said.
He said that through the competition they also want to nurture and equip choristers with professional choral music skills.
“This is a competition that wants to promote a culture of saving through the Arts Sacco but also uplift the art of singing. As Music Crossroads we will train the leaders of the groups and also they will automatically become Arts Sacco members,” Mfune said.
He said the participants of the competition will undergo professional choral training which will be facilitated by renowned choral experts in the country before being given a platform to compete against fellow choirs.
Each participating choir is expected to pay a registration fee of K25, 000. The registration period has since opened and will close on August 11.
At district level, the winner will walk away with K100,000, with second and third pocketing K75,000 and K50,000, respectively.
The winner at regional level will receive K200,000 with second and third place winners pocketing K150,000 and K100,000, respectively.
At the national level, the winner will go away with K1 million while holders of second and third positions will pocket K500,000 and K300,000, respectively.
Mfune said the choral competition is open to all church and community choirs.
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