IT was a memorable evening of orchestra performance in the events centre of Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation (ANPC) last Sunday.
The resonating mezzo and sonorous voices of Vic-Harmonic Chorus rendered melodious sounds in orchestral format as they entertained an audience whose expectations were satisfactorily met in the maiden Easter concert of Vic-Harmonic Chorus. It was a fun filled event with musical master pieces of different classical and traditional songs.
The first vocal ensemble of the day started out with “Messiah: Part III (by GF Handel”. This performance consisted of mostly combinations of solos. The second performance of this ensemble was mostly traditional songs such as Abu Umu Zayon (by Charles Onwubuya), Jesu Ekunigo (by Ben Agbo), Igwebuike (by Ikenna Eze).
Commending the performances by the choir during launching of the group, Sir Chuka Nnab uife, the MD/C.E.O of Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation publishers of National Light Newspapers, Kaoditaa and SportsLightxtra expressed how satisfied he was by the performances put up by Vic-Harmonic Chorus. He further stated that the quality of songs rendered was world class, considering the short time the Chorus has been together. He commended the Director and Choirmaster, Mr Victor Okoye for his hard work and that of his group to make sure good music lives on.
Sir Tony Chidi-Onuigbo who is a music lover highlighted the quality of songs rendered in perfect combination with the band and orchestral group. He expressed his warm approval and urged them to never relent. He stated that the seamless cohesion of the orchestral and chorale group is a hard thing to come by in music of nowadays and he thanked the group for rendering such a perfect orchestral and vocal cohesion.
Many others commended the work of the Mr Victor Okoye and his Chorus for the well synchronized performances. Amongst them was Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State.
The second vocal ensemble of the day featured songs such as Amigos para siempre (by Sarah Brightman & Jose Carreras), Alleluia 7/8 (by Jude Nwankwor), Fada Fada (by Phyno & Olamide; harmonised by Victor Okoye), Funiculi Funicula (by Luciano Pavarotti) were rendered in such a perfect synchronized harmony.
Mr Victor Okoye, the Director and Choirmaster of Vic-Harmonic Chorus when giving a vote of thanks expressed his joy and thanked everyone for making out time to grace the maiden Easter Concert of Vic-Harmonic Chorus. He promised to continue and also improve on the already high standards they set.
The highlights of the event include Choral performances by the Choir, Orchestral interlude and launching of the group.