Sunday, December 5, 2021

KTM Choir to honour two musical legends

The Kgalemang Tumediso Motsete (KTM) choir is set to honour a catholic mass written in Zulu language by one of the greatest song writers in Africa, Qinisela Sibisi. The show which will be held on the 17th of this month is expected not only to attract choral music lovers but also people who want to enjoy a relaxed evening watching live music.

Mike Modise, the choir’s spokesperson, said there are six songs in Sibisi’s work and these are the songs the choir will be performing. “This is a very interesting piece of work but at the same time challenging in terms of music arrangement. In some songs one will find that there is the Hydan style of writing and these have been giving us problems but we managed to learn and master it,” he said.

He continued that they will also be honouring a talented Motswana lady called Omphemetse Chimbombi on the day. He said Chimbombi has written great music despite her not having attended any music school. “He is the writer of Crucifixion path which is one of the most loved musicals that takes people on the journey that Jesus went through until he was crucified in Golgotha,” he said.

He added that Crucifixion has 16 short choruses and solos and the choir has been practicing these songs and will be mesmerising the audience with them this Sunday. “This is a suitable day for people who love music, one can come with their loved one and have a relaxed Sunday blessed with beautiful music,” he added.

KMT choir was founded by the late Gomolemo Motswaledi and the choir has managed to groom so many great musicians who are doing pretty well as solo artists including the likes of Boitumelo Pilane, Malebogo Setuke, Maadimo Tau, Gaone Seitshiro, Gape Motswaledi, Kago Regoeng, Nnunu Ramogotsi and Lizibo Simon. Modise said KTM choir was established for a number of reasons but the main one being to contribute to developing and perfecting individual talent. The choir has also occasionally taken part and won in all the national competitions it has participated in. 

The choir has a number of albums with the current hit being Molodi wa Pina. The choir takes pride in this product as they managed to merge choral music and contemporary music. Currently the choir is under the artistic directorship of Luka Disho, one of the best composers in Botswana.

Modise said that the strength of growth in the choir depends on the commitment of its members, especially the singing members and its supporters. “Tickets are on sale for the show and they are only P100,” he said.

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