Harmonic voices belted it out at the the Scripture Union Gospel Sounds Competition at the Mdantsane Indoor Sports Centre recently.
Scripture Union Amatola (SUA) held the competition as part of their fundraising campaign.
Church choirs, praise and worship teams and gospel groups showed off their vocal skills.
“Scripture Union is a Christian non-profit organisation and, as such, it relies on donations from the public to be able to conduct its services,” said regional director Matthew Tarboton.
Scripture Union’s mission is to lead young people to know and walk with God.
“We do this through various youth-related activities, such as life skills courses, holiday clubs, camps and sports ministry.”
The event attracted contestants from various towns within the Amatola region.
First place went to Redeemers from Parkridge, with second place went to Perfect Praise from Mdantsane in second place and third place went to Amabutla from Komani third.
“The objectives of this fundraiser was to market the Scripture Union, raise funds for the organisation and to give exposure to the talent that’s in Mdantsane and its surrounding areas,” Tarboton said.
The winners received prizes to the total value of valued at R81,000.
The first prize was valued at R40,000,second was valued at R26,000 and third prize R15,000.
SUA hosts life skills courses programmes which are conducted by field workers and volunteers.
It focuses on helping young people to make making wise life decisions for their lives which will affect their future.
“We are currently conducting life skills courses at the following Mdantsane schools: Loyiso High School, Nontombi Matta Senior Primary School, SK Mahlangu High School, Sandisiwe High School and Siyavuya Senior Primary School,” said Tarboton.