Justice Dollo made the appreciative remarks during the choir’s Christmas concert at Sheraton Hotel on Sunday. He was the Chief Guest during the function.
KAMPALA - The Deputy Chief Justice, the Right Honourable Alphonse Owiny Dollo has praised Christ the King Church choir for its musical ministry which has helped many people to change their lives and walk in the light of God. He particularly praised the choristers for devoting their precious time and talents to the service of God and his people.
Justice Dollo made the appreciative remarks during the choir's Christmas concert at Sheraton Hotel on Sunday. He was the Chief Guest during the function.
Christ the King Church Choir is the choral group that leads the singing during the 10:00am mass at Christ the King Church, Kampala.
During their concert, the choir performed poignant musical works/hymns like J S Bach's Sleepers Wake - Cantata 140, David Willcocks' Sussex Carol Adolphe Adam's O Holy Night and John Rutter's Candlelight Carol to name a few.
They were also impressive as they performed native Ugandan sacred songs like Fr Anthony Okello's Nyako Acel and Polycarp Ocola's Bin Immauel, which were well accompanied well by the folk percussionists from Rockies Troupe.
There was great excitement when Justice Dollo took to the podium and conducted the choir as it performed Hark the Herald Angels Sing, a popular Christmas hymn by Mahalia Jackson
Christ the King Church Choir was at its best throughout the concert. Some of the choristers nonetheless proved to be even more outstanding. These included Dr Fred Kasujja, who conducted/directed the choir with great understanding. Kasujja also made the concert livelier as he interacted with the audience and also involved the people in the singing of congregational hymns. Other stars were soprano Alice Musoke, tenor Herbert Mona, John Mary Mukiza (bass) and organist Ronnie Nsereko Ngabonzira.
The Chairperson of the Choir, Felix Nsiimoomwe thanked the choir's loyal fans and all Christians of good will for supporting the choir over the years. He also thanked Msgr Gerald Kalumba and his team of clerics for supporting the choir and even tolerating it during this time when the parish has constraints of space.
The concert was also graced by diplomats like the Ambassador of Sweden, Per Lindgarde, the Deputy Ambassador Ola Hallgren, the Embassy's First Secretary Anna Thomson, the Third Secretary Anna Edoh and the Consul of Thailand, Barbara Mulwana.