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Catholic Church gets music school

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 8th June 2017 05:14 PM

Kasibante called upon the school’s stake-holders and all Ugandans to take advantage of the school to learn and popularize classical music.

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Charles Kasibante delivers his speech during the inauugration of St Cecilia Music School at Youth Encounter Saviour Centre, Nsambya on Wednesaday

Kasibante called upon the school’s stake-holders and all Ugandans to take advantage of the school to learn and popularize classical music.

The Vicar-General of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kampala, the Right Reverend Monsignor Charles Kasibante, has asked local Church musicians to rejuvenate the zeal of writing sacred music.


 r onzaga ayanja plays the pipeorgan during a recital for the inauguration of t ecilia usic chool at outh ncounter aviour entre sambya Fr Gonzaga Mayanja plays the pipe-organ during a recital for the inauguration of St Cecilia Music School at Youth Encounter Saviour Centre Nsambya.

 
“After the second Vatican Council, many indigenous musicians composed beautiful sacred songs, which improved our ways of worship. Today many of our musicians have slackened a bit. We desire to see more indigenous musicians coming up with new musical projects,” Kasibante said.



 rganist onnie sereko left and singer ndrew agumba in action during the inaugration of t ecilia usic chool Organist Ronnie Nsereko, left, and singer Andrew Kagumba in action during the inaugration of St Cecilia Music School
 
He made the remarks during the inauguration of St Cecilia Music School at Youth Encounter Saviour Centre, Nsambya, on Wednesday (June 7).

Kasibante called upon the school’s stake-holders and all Ugandans to take advantage of the school to learn and popularize classical music. 

“I am sure this school will improve the way we use music in the Church and society. We hope that this school will grow into a great institution and contribute to the programmes of the youth department and also, the way music is done in this country. Music needs discipline and perfection. We shall need a good administration and good work ethics.”

Kasibante later hailed Gonzaga Mayanja, the vision bearer of the music school project, who also got for the school musical instruments like pianos, violins, guitars and the pipe-organ, through his German friends.  Fr Gonzaga Mayanja studied Organ in Germany, where he also currently does  pastoral work for the Catholic Church.

The Director of YES Centre, Fr Joseph Luzindana was upbeat about the music school.



 Msgr Charles Kasibante, in white cassock, in a group photo with the German visitors and, members of the Evangelical Choir, during the inaugration of St Cecilia Music School.

“This school is an added facility to the many programmes we have in this centre, which include sports, library, counseling services and other progmmes that benefit the youths. We thank our German friends, who have helped us to establish this school for Kampala Archdiocese.”

During the function, musicians like Fr Gonzaga Mayanja, Ronnie Nsereko and tenor maestro Andrew Kagumba staged a mini-recital, which excited the guests.



 he visitors from ermany perform a song during the inauguration of t ecilia usic chool The visitors from Germany perform a song during the inauguration of St Cecilia Music School.

 

he students from  entre ocational chool also attended the functionThe students from YES Centre Vocational School also attended the function.

 

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