The Bantama Youth Choir (BYC) has celebrated its 1st Anniversary and a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols ahead of the 2022 Christmas celebration.
The BYC hosted two Guest Choirs; Kumasi Evangel Choir Ghana formerly known as Celestial Evangel Choir and Adom Choir, at the programme.
The event was held on Sunday, December 18, 2022, at the Bantama Lebanon Club AstroTurf Park.
Speaking at the two-in-one event, the President and Founder of the Bantama Youth Choir, Francis Asenso-Boakye said the past twelve months of the choir’s existence have come by hard work, dedication and commitment and God’s grace that has brought them this far.
”We have experienced great improvement in visibility for this brand over the last year, had some great collaborations and formed lasting relationships in the world of choral music.
“I would like to use this opportunity to particularly say a very big thank you to the leadership and membership of the Bantama Youth Choir for their dedication towards the steady growth of the group.
“I would also like to express my gratitude to the Governing board and Management of the choir for their immense support from the inception of this group, through to the launch and especially over the last one year,” he expressed.
Mr. Asenso-Boakye who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Bantama Constituency stressed that the successes chalked by Bantama Youth Choir within the twelve months are just the beginning of many great things.
He was hopeful that as the choir will become an enviable brand by all standards, it would be able to represent Bantama and Ghana at the international front in the very near future.
He offered a special thanks to the Second Lady, Samira Bawumia for her immense support and love for the Bantama Youth Choir over the years.
Touching on some national issues, he asked Ghanaians to pray fervently for President Akufo-Addo as his strategies for bringing back the country’s economy on its feet have started working; citing the current better performance of the Ghana Cedi against the major foreign currencies, and reduction in fuel prices.
Mr. Asenso-Boakye reiterated his stance that Ghana is lucky the global economic hardship which Ghana has also suffered, came at a time when the New Patriotic Party is in government.
The Works and Housing Minister also argued that no other political party government could have saved the country from the hardship than the ruling NPP party.
He further assured that with the efficient and prudent measures put in place by government, Ghanaians would soon realise the bouncing back of the economy.
The event which saw the Second Lady, Samira Bawumia in attendance, captured other high-profiled personalities including Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame; Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul; General Secretary of the NPP, Lawyer Justin Frimpong Kodua; CEO of Kessben Group of Companies, Mr. Kwabena Kesse.
About Bantama Youth Choir
The Bantama Youth Choir is a Christian choral group that was first nurtured in 2010, finally started in 2019 and was officially launched in 2021. Its official location is the Ashanti Regional Capital Kumasi.
The group was founded by Francis Asenso-Boakye, Member of Parliament for Bantama, due to his inspiration of his love for choral music and his belief that the people of Bantama and thus, Kumasi, deserved a strong, vibrant choir to help in upholding Christian values among the youth of the community.
The Choir is made up of talented and dedicated youth singers from all Christian denominations.
It is under the leadership of the founder who doubles as President and supported by a governing board which consists of a group of carefully elected and competent individuals.