Kearsney College Choir sings ‘Ndikhokhele Bawo’ [video]

The Kearsney College Choir in Durban recently connected virtually for a moving performance of one of the choir’s perennial favourites, the traditional Xhosa hymn Ndikhokhele Bawo.

In the video shared on Facebook, the choir can be heard singing: “Lead me O Father, lead me, lead me my Saviour, in all the sorrows of this world Father, Father, Father, Father, Father, I thank you, for still protecting me”.

Watch the Kearsney College Choir sing Ndikhokhele Bawo

Kearsney Old Boys perform Ndikhokhele Bawo

Kearsney Old Boys connect for a moving performance of one of the choir’s perennial favourites, the traditional isiXhosa hymn Ndikhokhele Bawo. “Lead me O Father, lead meLead me my SaviourIn all the sorrows of this world FatherFather, Father, FatherFather, I thank You,For still protecting me”.

Posted by Kearsney College on Friday, June 5, 2020

Singing the traditional Zulu prayer Avulekile Amasango

In a previous video that went on to clock in over 30 000 views, the choir can be heard singing the traditional Zulu prayer Avulekile Amasango that was arranged by Ralf Schmitt (Kearsney Class of 2000). Last year, Schmitt became a household name in South Africa after he went on to reach the finals of America’s Got Talent with the now-famous Ndlovu Youth Choir.

The traditional prayer, that you can watch below, was also adapted by Kearsney Music Director Marshell Lombard.

About the Kearsney Choir

Back in 2018, the Kearsney College Choir returned home with two gold medals and one silver after a successful trip to the 10th World Choir Games. This competition, which is considered to be the world’s largest competition for non-professional choirs, is held every second year. Under the direction of Lombard, the choir competed in three categories in the champions section, winning golds in the Scenic Pop and Music of Spirit and Faith categories and silver in the Scenic Folklore category. With this win, the choir bagged 15 gold medals and seven silvers at the World Choir Games since 2000 in total.

Also read: After presenting their chamber choir, the Drakensberg Boys Choir from KwaZulu-Natal said on YouTube that they are delighted to share this a capella version of the classic song by Charlie Chaplin that was ultimately arranged by Ben Bram.

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