By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri
Reverend Father, Anthony Njoku, said ,Friday, that over 1,600 students of Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Efik, and others of the Catholic church extraction will gather in Owerri, to discover new indigenous songs.
He stated this to ,Vanguard in his Parish, St Joseph Catholic Chaplaincy, Owerri in Imo state.
According to the Catholic priest, the October 1st event will further strengthen and portray the love, unity and ingenuity of young Nigerians as well as the benefits of being together.
The clergy said: “We are delighted to bring to your attention, and indeed to warmly invite you to a national choir fiesta, surnamed Forum for the Inculturation of Liturgical Music, FILM, to be hosted hosted by St Joseph Catholic Chaplaincy.
“Over 200 new, beautiful and cultural rich compositions have been injected into the liturgical life of the local church the agency of FILM choristers and composers over the years.
“Over 1,600 students delegates and 100 officials, national executives officers of FILM, Chaplaincy of Catholic Chaplaincy and Father Founders of FILM are expected to attend.
“Owerri and indeed Owerri Ecclesiatical Province will be hosting this event since its inception in 1995, through the pioneering efforts of the University of Benin.”