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Blantyre Joint Choir readies for celebrations

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Blantyre Joint Choir has said it is geared for its 40th anniversary celebrations to be held Saturday afternoon at Blantyre Baptist Church.

The choir has members from different denominations.

The group’s spokesperson, George Mzumala, told The Daily Times recently that the celebrations are dubbed ‘40 Hallelujah 40’ and that the lineup will include songs from the 1970s.

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Mzumala said before the main celebrations Saturday, the Christian interdenominational grouping will start with a dinner celebration tonight.

The dinner celebration will be held at Blantyre Sports Club.

“We are thankful to God for keeping Blantyre Joint Choir until today. It has been a long journey and this is why we are celebrating it with two events,” he said.

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He said the dinner which will cost people K12, 000 on entry is part of celebrating with families the 40th anniversary before the climax Saturday where there will be an afternoon of music and gospel.

In a letter, dated September 8, signed by the group’s chairperson and secretary, Blantyre Joint Choir says its major objectives are to spread the gospel through singing, enhance unity among choirs and sharpen singing skills.

During the main event, other groups set to perform include Blantyre Baptist Praise Team, and Michiru Youth Choir.

There will also be poetry and traditional dances that go along with Blantyre Joint Choir’s songs.

The group, which was established in 1977, is well known for its cantata, usually organised during Christmas and Easter.

Blantyre Joint Choir started presenting cantata in the 1980s and used to perform during church services. It also used to hold free open shows

Apart from ministering the word of God through music, the group also engages in different projects.

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