By Chris Loka:
With the new year on the horizon, Lilongwe-based Great Angels Choir cannot keep calm.
Determined to be as busy as a bee, the choir will this coming Sunday have a concert dubbed ‘N’za Yahweh’.
The grouping will welcome the year 2022 at Sheaffer Square Gardens in the capital, Lilongwe.
Great Angels Choir Director William Zonda told Culture & Arts that the show has been organised to thank God for His divine mercies in 2021.
Zonda said, with Covid and other challenges taking the fun out of life, being alive must be something worth celebrating.
“We have organised the concert on January 2 to thank God for all the achievements we have chalked in 2021. We all know that it has been a hectic year, time when the Covid pandemic and other problems made life unbearable. But, through and through, God has seen us through all this.
“As we are about to get into the new year, we must put God first. We, as a country, cannot do without God,” he said
Apart from dishing out music, the grouping will spare time to pray for the country so that it can be healed.
Some of the artists set to perform on the day are Kell Kay, Marvelous Deeds, Ennoh, Kondwani Chirwa, Thoko Katimba, Peter uyu Mlangeni, Favoured Martha and Kamuzu Barracks Gospel Singers.
Favoured Martha and Katimba said they could not wait for the event, which they want to use to thank people for supporting them through thick and thin in 2021.
Favoured Martha said “People should expect a good performance from me; we, for sure, will celebrate the new year in style”.
Katimba was equally ecstatic, saying there would be “fireworks. Let us all meet there”.
The show will start at 11
Organisers say Covid preventative measures will be followed, with those without facemasks being barred from getting into the venue of the performances and prayers.