Archdiocese of Harare Sacred Heart Cathedral on Saturday the 30th of January hosted choral competitions at David Livingstone Primary School aimed at fundraising for the Cathedral’s roof renovations.

Sacred Heart Cathedral treasurer, Mr. Tinashe Mukadzambo confirmed that the choral competitions were part of the ongoing fundraising projects for the renovation for the cathedral roof.

“The fundraising is an ongoing process and the choirs traditionally have been used to fundraise in different parishes in the Archdiocese and they were just one of the many initiatives put in place, a lot of initiatives are in place to ensure that the roof is repaired…,” said Mukadzambo.

One of the Archdiocese’s iconic composers Fr. Emmanuel Ribeiro urged the congregants to continue supporting such events to maintain the center of our Catholic faith in the Archdiocese.

“Every Catholic should know that we come from the Cathedral, it our hub for the faith in this Archdiocese therefore it’s very important that we renovate and maintain it,” said Fr Ribeiro.

Mrs. Ruvadiki Kamundiya’s sacred hymn, “Íshe Jesu wangu” was the competition song bringing together 49 participating choirs.

Among the clergy in attendance were the Archdiocese Vicar General Fr. Kennedy Muguti and Dean of Marondera Deanery, Fr. David Lukio.

All Saints Kambuzuma Parish Choir emerged as this year’s first choral competitions winner with St Mary’s New Highfields and Holy Cross Budiriro coming second and third respectively.

“No words can ever describe the joy that we feel; it was not easy but we were determined to give it our best shot despite inadequate time for preparation,” said Mr. Nicholas Magodi, the winning choir conductor.