The Department of Music and Dance has held a concert of music in memory of the late Dr. Joe Atta-Quartey, an alumni and a former lecturer of the Department, to round-off its activities for the semester.
The late Dr. Joe Atta-Quartey, who was described as an “Ace Conductor”, because of the dexterity he showed when leading choirs, promoted research and choral music in the University of Cape Coast.
Speaking at the concert, held at the Main Auditorium, the wife of the deceased, Mrs. Joyce Atta-Quartey, who graced the occasion, expressed profound gratitude to the Department for the honour done her late husband and asked for God’s unending blessings to students and staff of the Department.
She announced the establishment of an endowment fund to reward best graduating students in the Department during congregation ceremonies in the University.
Mrs. Atta Quartey added that the Fund was also to support research activities at the Department.
Consequently, Mrs. Atta- Quartey doled out GH ¢ 5000 as a seed capital to support the Fund.
For his part, the Head of the Department of Music and Dance, Dr. Florian Carl, paid glowing tribute to the late Dr. Joe Atta-Quartey.
He described the late lecturer as hardworking,God-fearing,humble,honest and selfless,calling on family members, friends, associates and students to emulate the virtues that he left behind.
Dr. Carl expressed appreciation to Mrs. Joyce Atta-Quartey for establishing the Fund to support the Department.
The Head of Department prayed that the Almighty God would grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and comfort his family to overcome their grief.
The concert, attended by lecturers, students and other top University officials, saw students perform African ensemble, solo vocal pieces with piano accompaniment, the popular band, and choral music to commemorate the celebration of life of the late Dr. Joe Atta-Quartey.