THE Mana Choral Festival received positive feedback from families and friends who witnessed secondary school students come together to promote love, peace and unity last night.
The sold out shows featured students from schools in Suva forming a mass choir, singing their own renditions of eight inspiring songs.
"Parents have been coming to me saying this show is of international standard," organiser Igelese Ete said.
"And it's not only that, they realise that Mana Choral Festival brings about the betterment of their young ones.
"It has been a very positive and inspiring show and the future of the festival really looks positive."
New Zealand star, Pua Magasiva, who plays Vinnie in Shortland Street, flew to Fiji for just one day to host the last night of the show yesterday.
"They have wonderful voices and it was encouraging to hear the youth getting together showcasing their talent," Magasiva said.
He encouraged the young people to keep sacrificing for the arts and to never give up on their dreams.
"It is difficult, only if you want to make it.
"You have to keep fighting and pushing even if someone says you can't."