10 September 2013

On Saturday, 13 Barclays Africa countries took part in the One Harmony Choir Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The One Harmony Choir Festival is a highlight on the Barclays Africa calendar. It sees employees from across the continent coming together to perform in a way that inspires all in attendance. This spirit was epitomised by Egypt’s performance. The choir was unable to practice prior to the event because of the conflict currently taking place in their region, but decided that they still wanted to participate (but not to compete).

After a day of inspiring songs, melodious voices and inspiring performances, it was South Africa’s choir, the Rainbow Sonatas, which were judged to be the winners of the One Harmony Festival. Each member of the choir won a trophy and R2 000.

They were closely followed by Zambia’s Mosi-oa-Tunya who walked away with a medal and R1 000 per member. Ghana’s choir, Harmonious Eagles were voted Most Entertaining Choir by SMS voting and won themselves medals and R500 per member.

The judges agreed that the competition was very tight this year, but after much consideration, decided that South Africa’s technical expertise made them worthy winners.