Onitsha Catholic Archdiocese holds singing competition in memory of Late Chief Ezekwudo



Onitsha Catholic Archdiocese holds  singing competition in memory of Late Chief Ezekwudo

By Calis Mbadugha, Onitsha

The Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha, Anambra state has organised a competition for choirs in memory of late Chief James Ezekwudo, the Umunnanwezuaku 1 Orokwu.

Dr Emeka Ezekwudo, Sponsor of the competition and son of the late Chief noted that his father was one of the patrons of the All Saints Catholic church choir until his death.

Ezekwudo explained that event was aimed at creating an opportunity for choirs in the Archdiocese to learn new difficult anthems and chants.

"Our late father is a prominent Patron of the diocese, who was always available for church activities, especially with the choirs. He was indeed a notable patron.

"The first stage of the competition was held in Oct. 7 at different deaneries of the Archdiocese for grades A, B, and C. Three among the choirs were chose for the next round, scheduled for Oct. 21.

"The competition is a special one in the sense that the Archdiocese wants to use the opportunity to challenge choirs in the Archdiocese to learn new difficult anthems and chants for the church," he àdded.

Rev. Fr. Jude Orakwe, Chairman of the Archdiocesan Music Commission (AMC) thanked the Archbishop of Onitsha, Reverend Valerian Okeke for his support to the competition.

Orakwe, who led the committee for the competition further commended Ezekwudo family for organizing the event in memory of thier late father.

"Each stage of the competition represents a bundle of prayers from all of us to God in unison for his continuous peaceful repose.

"I believe the Angels will also chorus Amen at the very end of our heartfelt prayers in heaven," he said.





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