The Department of Music hosted a Christmas carol at the Unity Hall of the Faculty of Arts, Naraguta Campus, on the 20th of December. The Christmas carol which was noted to be their second edition was anchored by a lecturer Davou, Bali Iliya who started off the occasion with an opening prayer.

A Carol Rendition by the Students of the Department of Music

The Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Iorapuu Tor, commended the music head of department, Dr. Musa Maku, for organizing the “fun-filled event despite religious barriers”.

There were a series of readings to complement the event, with the HoD of Mass Communication, Prof. Victor Ayedun-Aluma, taking the first reading from Genesis 3:15-18. The reading was followed by a piano recital written by George Fredrick and performed by a music student, Jeremiah  Sambo.

The second reading was taken by the HoD of Foreign Languages, Dr. Nora Dadut, which was then followed by another performance, titled: “what child is this” written by William Dix and performed by the students of the department. After the presentation, there was a song performance by Joy Afii, singing “Mary did you know?”

The third reading was taken by Deputy Dean of Arts, Dr. Chentu Nguvugher, from Luke 1: 26-35. It was followed by a performance, titled: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Tolu Oloyede and Antibas Habila.

There were performances that elaborated the nativity and festive period and there was also an African ensemble to give the event a little spice.

An African Carol Rendition

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sebastian Seddi Maimako was represented by Mrs.  Theresa Emmanuel, and she gave the closing remark by commended the music department for the event and dedication shown to the growth of the department.

The event came to an end with a vote of thanks, the closing hymn and a benediction to bless the whole purpose of the Christmas carol.

Report by Joy Onu