The early missionaries brought with them copies of the Bible, Methodist Hymn Book and the Liturgy, all in English as the only literate for church worship. That time the very few literates, educated through the “Castle School” at Cape Coast were, perhaps, the only worshipers who could participate in hymn singing.
However, as mission schools became established, schools pupils began forming rudiments of choir bodies, as to sing divine services. And since Richmond College (Mfantsipim School) was in Cape Coast, most of the scholars who became leading musicians in the church were Cape Coast. The early choir movement in fact, did enlighten young literate in the art of hymn singing. A few others became students of music who could play the harmonium and piano. These became choir organists and leaders of the Singing Bands, especially in the congregation along the coast. Therefore, many choirs formed in the Methodist Church outside Cape Coast in the formative years, caught their inspiration from Cape Coast Wesley Choir as their role model.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To bring under one union all Methodist Church Choirs throughout the Connexion. To foster cordial relationship among choirs of the Association and to promote Christian friendship and understanding with, and among other Christian denominations throughout Ghana.
To help improve the standard of music and singing by choirs, and to encourage the teaching and learning of staff notation.To maintain discipline and good Christian behavior amongst all Christians at all levels of the Association.
To represent the Methodist Church, Ghana in this regard, as ambassadors at all national, international and interdenominational meetings.