Serumula to per­form clas­si­cal con­cert

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

THE choral group of the Serumula Per­form­ing Arts Academy (SPAA) is set to per­form Mozart’s 12 Mass Con­cert at Le­sotho Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion on Sun­day.

The SPAA Choral Group is one of the big­gest har­monic groups in the coun­try. Formed in 2007, the choir has rep­re­sented the coun­try in South Africa and clinched the Na­tional Choir Fes­ti­val com­pe­ti­tion in 2013. They are also the cur­rent Len­gau Choral Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion cham­pi­ons.

Added to that, SPAA Choral Group won a num­ber of lo­cal awards which in­clude the African Melody Fes­ti­val in 2013.

Ac­cord­ing to SPAA Public Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer Sam Le­tima, they nor­mally hold an Easter show but were com­pelled to post­pone it to this Sun­day.

“We nor­mally have a show around the Easter hol­i­day pe­riod, but due to un­fore­seen cir­cum­stances, we will hold it this week­end to al­lay the con­cerns raised by fans who had not been served this year,” said Le­tima.

“We nor­mally align our­selves with the Easter cel­e­bra­tions and Je­sus, which is why we will be per­form­ing songs from Mozart’s 12 Mass book.”

Mozart’s 12 Mass com­po­si­tion in­cludes vi­o­las and 12 wind in­stru­ments and was com­posed by Mozart in 1791 for the great mass but was com­pleted by his pro­tégé Franz Suss­mayr af­ter the mas­ter passed on.

“Th­ese are the songs nor­mally sung dur­ing Catholic masses. Although in Latin, we un­der­stand that they glo­rify Je­sus, ask for His mercy and pro­claim His ho­li­ness,” he said.

“We have per­formed one or two songs from the book in dif­fer­ent com­pe­ti­tions, but this time we will per­form all the 12 pieces.”

Le­tima also re­vealed that the group will also be per­form­ing tracks com­posed by their con­duc­tor, Lehlomela Tente, adding that Sun­day’s show would be a “per­fect op­por­tu­nity” for fans to come and lis­ten to some of SPAA’S cre­ative works.

SPAA Choral group.

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