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When they sang!

Gaborone Youth Singers (GYS) gave choral revellers a treat of the year this past weekened when they staged their concert at Maitisong theatre in Gaborone. The youthful choral group began the proceedings of the night with Gloria from Mass by Antonio Vivaldi. GYS ladies dressed in all white dresses were a marvel to the eye throughout the whole concert. Their artistry will go a long way unsurpassed, they brought the songs’ character to life with ease throughout the whole renditioning of all opera extracts. The trio of Tshepiso Pati, One Motlhankane and Khumo Kereeditse translated a sombre mood to the audience when they presented Lascia chio pianga from the works of GF Handel.

GYS’s South African based partner soloist Nombuso Ndlandla brought life to the Maitisong auditorium, presenting the French written composition of Je veux vivre by Schubert and Gnoud. The second session of the concert was a showstopper, from the all white regalia,GYS went all black as they presented works from local composers namely Luka Disho and the late Kgalemang Tumediso Motsete. Motsete’s yester-year popular Tsibirobi was given a new interpretation by GYS. Choir director Tshepiso Marumo dripping with sweat as he conducted Bonyedi by Joshua Mohapeloa. The song was as given a modernized interpretation than the usual sferzandos that were often attached with it. The last phase ofthe concert included the awards cremony where the choir’s longest serving members were awarded certificates. There after, GYS treated us with great marabi works,their chreography still stays winning. Ngena Ngonyama was the lerabi of the night.

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