that time of the year for our annual Old Mutual National Gospel Choir Festival
in Namibia. Last year, we hosted a successful pilot run with 25 choirs that participated at regional level and culminating
in a grand finale event in Windhoek. We expect that this years’ competition
will be even bigger and better.
This initiative is one of many initiatives that Old Mutual, through
the Old Mutual Foundation is investing in. It is underpinned by our cardinal
principle of being a Responsible Business,
responsible to the communities we serve. Through this Festival and other
flagship projects, Old Mutual extends the boundaries of socio-economic
transformation in Namibia through deliberately ploughing a minimum of 1% of our
after-tax profits annually, under the Old Mutual Foundation, back into the
communities in which we live and operate.
relationship with churches goes back to 2005 when Old Mutual and different
churches in Namibia concluded a business relationship through the Scheme agreement.
In 2016 this competition was introduced as a form of further building and
consolidating our existing relationships. The competition is open to choirs
from churches across the country that have a Scheme agreement with Old
Gospel Choir Festival, we add value in the places where our people gather and
where the hearts of our people live in each and every community in Namibia. We
created a platform where, as Namibians, we can celebrate our love for choral
music and for the different churches to showcase their talent and passion for
singing. During the competition,
participating choir conductors and choir members will be given the opportunity
to improve their skills and to learn from the best in the choral music
With no doubt, I believe that this festival will cement Old Mutual’s closer
relationship with our customers and the broader community we serve. I encourage
all participating choirs to hold hands with Old Mutual in order to make this
event a success year after year.
Group CEO - Old Mutual Namibia
TO TAKE PART IN THIS EXCITING COMPETITION, PLEASE DOWNLOAD YOUR APPLICATION FORMS AND THE COMPETION RULE BOOK HERE
2017 NGCF Application Forms