The ZK Matthews Hall at the University of South Africa (UNISA) was the venue on Saturday

8 December 2018, when a collaboration of voices/instrumentalists from the Gauteng East and Gauteng West Apostle areas' members of the greater Pretoria area performed in a festive concert. 

The hall was filled with members and when Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider arrived, the expectant atmosphere became one of elation. The Chief Apostle opened proceedings with a prayer and welcomed members to the choral.

The repertoire included pieces with a festive feel and a touch of African traditional music, which included songs like ‘Baba yethu’, ‘God so loved the world’, the 16th century English Folk tune ‘What Child is this?’ and ‘Ndikhokhele Bawo’.

A surprise awaited the audience when the Apostles and Bishops got up on stage and performed a recorder piece. Another surprise thereafter, was when the visiting Apostles and Bishops from Mozambique and Madagascar joined the South African delegation and sang ‘Plea From Africa’. The crowd gave the ministers a standing ovation.

The Sunday School children performed the songs ‘We are the children of tomorrow’ and ‘The little drummer boy’. To end off the concert, the choir, orchestra and Sunday School children assembled and rendered the hymn ‘When He cometh’.

Those in attendance left the hall with a warm and festive feeling in their heart. This served as a blessed preparation for the divine service that the Chief Apostle held on Sunday 9 December 2018.

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