Kadoma Methodist church choir holds competition

By Farai Chikore


CHINHOYI – CHINHOYI East Methodist Church, which combines Hunyani and Coldstream
Churches, earned top honours at the Kadoma District Choir Competition held in Chinhoyi on
Chinhoyi East won first place in the Group B and C categories, while Mbizo from Kwekwe
scooped Group A to rank first place in that category.
The annual Methodist Choir Competition was held under the theme “World of Revival and
Chinhoyi East choir sang a set of hymn songs lead by choir master, Arthur Mushaninga. They
entered the competition as choir number seven in Group C, which was a compulsory group for
all choirs.
This group is when all choirs sing using placation of traditional instruments.
Chinhoyi East on group B encountered a challenge as they had to switch the choir master and
were led by Gerry Chiwela. Despite all that, they manage to win again and became the overall
Mbizo Choir was the largest choir in terms of the numbers and was led by Tracy Charinya who
took her time showing off some gestures controlling and molding the peoples voice from her left
hand while her right hand was more focused on those who were on the drums, earning the top
spot with a score of 95/100 to put them on top of the Group A.
Group A is more like free style, where a choir can use modern instruments
In an Interview with Telegraph after the competitions, Charinya was pleased to lead the Mbizo
Choir, which had travelled all the way from Kwekwe – over 200 km away from Chinhoyi.
Mushaninga removed his jacket and took to the dance floor, joining his colleagues, who were
celebrating their victory.
The competition has been in existence for more than a decade. Methodist Kadoma District
covers the whole of Mashonaland West and parts of the Midlands Province.

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