Sunvalley kids Choral
| Oct 14th 2012 | 2 min read
By Phares Mutembei
The Sunvalley Kids Choral, a group made up of primary school children, is going places through gospel music. The seven girls, some as young as seven years, have mesmerised crowds in schools, churches, weddings, among other events.
It is their voices and energetic performances that have seen them grace television screens and get invites to big events to perform.
The group, led by their music teacher Gillian Nyaboke, is busy practicing and improving their performances, ready to participate in a children festival-cum competition in Italy, early next year.
“We are really happy that we have been invited to go to Italy to participate. We will have a chance to perform gospel, folk and other types of music at the festival and that will be real fun,” said Blessing Cherono, ten and a Class Five pupil at Kefjoy Academy, Ongata Rongai. Cherono has a gifted pair of hands and her violin playing ability is a joy to the group.
“My voice is soprano and I love singing in front of people. It is good when I show them what I can do with my voice and fingers,” said Cherono who can also play the piano.
“We are also doing jazz and perform songs from different tribes of Kenya. It is a lot of fun because we are also learning different languagesthrough our music,” said Hellen Aketch, nine and a Class Four pupil at Langata Junior School. Kirsty Michima, eleven, said: “We sing about God’s love for us. Our songs encourage people to be humble, generous and obedient.
I am looking forward to sing in Italy!” Some of the songs they have composed with the help of their teacher include Hey Lord, which asks God to pull people out of problems and Victory in Jesus, about the power of believing in God.
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