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Chronicles hosts 15th anniversary concert

NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE
The Chronicles Music Ministries will be hosting a concert in celebration of their 15 years of existence.

According to the public relations officer, Masego Monyatsi, the event was intended to reflect, introspect and celebrate the group’s achievements over the years.  She also said that they wanted to give their community an opportunity to celebrate with them in a safe and family-like environment.

“As part of this celebration we have invited South African gospel acappella group, Emmanuel Music Group and local youthful ensemble, All The Way. Our programme will be divided into two sections, which are morning session, starting at 9am till 12pm, and the second session starting at 6pm till 10pm,” she said.

Monyatsi pointed out that as part of their objective to keep young people occupied, they recruited, trained and worked with more than 50 young people. She said some of them were now singing in big groups in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. She said they had also provided a family environment for a number of young people whose parents were out of town.

“The objective of the concert, apart from celebrating the fact that the group has survived this long, is to give us an opportunity to listen to a renowned South African group, Emmanuel, who have survived way longer than us and also thank the community at large for their support over the

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years. We also want to offer the community an opportunity to celebrate in a safe and peaceful environment, which allows even for children to be there,” she said.

Chronicles Music Ministries was established 15 years ago by a group of young Christians. It’s objectives are to keep the youths and adults engaged in Godly acts, provide a family friendly environment where they keep each other in check and give singers and non-singers an opportunity to fulfill their potential and become responsible citizens.  The group also helps its members gain confidence and see their self-worth. “We have also recorded two albums that are available to the community.  We have supported programmes like World AIDS Day by singing during events,” she said.

Monyatsi said their biggest challenge was finance and availability of members.  She also pointed out that another challenge is that membership is voluntary and the ministry is not profit-making.  She said that when organising events members had to use their own money and therefore they lost a lot of talent due to that factor.

“If more people could come out and support, we would reach many more.  I also call on corporate entities to support us financially so that we can keep the choir running,” she said.



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