Pomp, ceremony as KTM Choir 'conquers' Europe

The KTM choir performs at the three Dikgosi Monument
The KTM choir performs at the three Dikgosi Monument

There was pomp and ceremony during the homecoming function for KTM Choir last Thursday at the Three Dikgosi Monument in the Central Business District (CBD) in Gaborone.

The venue could not have been more fitting.  The three dikgosi, Sebele I, Bathoen I and Khama III, whose larger than life statues, emblazoned in bronze – and dominate the CBD landscape, are legends in so far as they rebuffed Cecil John Rhodes British South Africa Company from colonising then Bechuanaland.

The function celebrated KTM Choir’s ‘conquest’ of Europe. Last month KTM Choir won a gold medal in Sweden in the European Choir Games competition involving more than 130 choirs from 38 countries around the world.  This was a first for a Botswana choir. KTM was the only choir from Africa. KTM shared that distinction with two other choirs, one being from the host Sweden, and the other one from China.

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