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ELLEN MLAMBO

TWO NATIONS REPORTER

BEITBRIDGE- St Joseph Parish choir from Beitbridge is the toast of this year’s Roman Catholic Masvingo Diocese choir competitions held at Bondolfi Mission on Saturday. 

The choir beat 39 other choirs drawn from Masvingo to clinch first place. 

For their sterling performance, the St Joseph choir walked away with US$300, a trophy and a certificate. The choir conductor Thomas Chimbangu was voted the best conductor and received US$60 and a certificate.

The competitions included catholic schools and parishes in Masvingo Diocese. 

Bondolfi College choir came second, St Peter and Paul cathedral third, Silveira High fourth, Gokomere High fifth, St Anthony High choir sixth, Mukaro High seventh, St Don Bosco parish eighth, Mutero High ninth and Good Shepherd parish tenth.  

Masvingo Diocese head Bishop Michael Dixon Bhasera was the guest of honour. 

Chimbangu said he is ecstatic after winning all the top trophies.

“I am grateful for being the best choir conductor and having the St Joseph parish choir win the trophy. We worked hard to win the trophy, and the Lord guided us through,” said Chimbangu. 

The prizes were sponsored by Genesis Company, and other businesses.

Silveira High choir conductor, Felix Mapahla, was the best conductor among high schools. He became the second conductor after Chimbangu. Bondolfi College conductor Polite was the third-best choir conductor. 

The competition song was titled, ‘Mweya Mutsvene tinouya pamberi penyu’, composed by Theresa Makedenge and Miriam Matipira

MASVINGO DIOCESE CHORAL COMPETITIONS RESULTS

1 – Beitbridge

2 – Bondolfi College

3 – St Peter n Paul

4 – Silveira High

5 – Gokomere High

6 – St Anthony High

7 – Mukaro High

8 – St Don Bosco 

9 – Mutero High

10 – Good Shepherd

11 – Mupandawana

12 – Silveira Mission

13 – Mukaro Mission

14 – St Babra Mashava

15 – Holy Trinity

16 – Maraire Mission

17 – Bondolfi Schools

18 – Berejena High

19 – Nyaningwe High

20 – Sacred Heart High

21 – St Theresa Rujeko

22 – St Anthony’s Mission

23 – St Mary’s Nyika

24 – Bondolfi Mission

25 – Gokomere Mission

26 – Ngundu

27 – Ndanga

28 – St James Chivamba

29 – Bangala Mission

30 – St Luke’s Chivi

31 – Matiore

32 – Avhunga Schools

33 – Chikuku

34 – Berejena Mission

35 – Makambe Mission

36 – Neshuro Mission

37 – Mutero Mission

38 – Bakita

39 – Nemamwa 

40 – Makura Mission

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