The third edition of Ghana’s version of the University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY) competition has been launched.
The last edition had universities all over Ghana ‘battling’ to win the most coveted award as the University Choir of the Year.
This year, even more universities across the country will be hoping to emulate the success of previous winners, the GHAMSU choir of the University of Education, Winneba (2016) and the Miotso Contemporary Choir of Central University (2018).
The deadline for registration is 31st July, 2021, with the final shortlist set to be announced in August.
The shortlisted choirs will participate in a Bootcamp audition the following month before the Grand Finale in November.
UGCY is a UK national competition later established in Ghana, as a platform for University Gospel Choirs to exhibit their talents, build their technical and industry know-how and be awarded a plethora of prizes.
It was founded in 2011 by Lorraine Wright MBE who was recently awarded an MBE by the Queen for the impact UGCY has made in the UK and beyond.
The competition will be aired on television in the form of a reality TV show in the course of 4-6 weeks.
The show will provide audiences with an opportunity to follow the competition from the audition stages through to the finals where one choir will be adjudged the winner.
Choirs in any Ghanaian university are invited to participate in the competition by registering via www.ugcyafrica.com.
Sponsors, hosts and judges for the event will be made known to the public soon.
The Competition Timeline:
Launch and Open: 1st June 2021
Closing Date for Registration: 31st July 2021
Shortlist Announced: August 2021
Bootcamp Audition: September 2021
Grand finale: November 2021
For more information visit the UGCY website here or call 0571523311