Three Years In The Making (The Album)

Kwantu Designs, NPC

  • Ticket Price: R30.00
  • Duration: 50mins
  • Age Recommendation: All ages
  • Genre: Music
  • Language: English, IsiXhosa, SeSotho, Estonian, Church Slavonic, IsiZulu

Makhanda KWANTU Choir’s first Studio Album. To celebrate three successful years of the choir, Kwantu Designs presents this Album of selected music from KWANTU Choir’s repertoire over the past three years.

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Makhanda KWANTU Choir (Lockdown Edition)
Conducted by Kutlwano Kepadisa

Sopranos: Sinesipho Nqumba, Xolisa Foley, Mandisa Motitsoe, Nqobile Mbhele, Obianuju Njoku, Siyasanga Santi
Altos: Aphiwe Mame, Tandiwe Gabavana, Rethabile Toale, Vuyelwa Moyo, Phelela Seyesi
Tenors: Bayanda Mthetho, Mihlali Xego, Zanethemba Mdyokolo, Evaan Ferreira, Jonathan Hughes
Bass: Sibusiso Vabaza, Kuhle Nqezana, Allister de Blocq, Mduduzi Makoni

Three Years In The Making (The Album):

Artistic Director and Executive Producer: Kutlwano Kepadisa
Creative and Video Editing Director: Evaan Ferreira
Audio Album Video Editor: Kuhle Ngqezana
Album Art by Kwantu Designs (Evaan Ferreira and Kutlwano Kepadisa)
Sound Engineer: The Prophet and The Carpenter
Audio Album Producers: Nqobile Mbhele and Bayanda Mthetho and Kuhle Ngqezana

Song Credits:

All my Trials
Bohemian Spiritual
Arranged by Norman Luboff

Lord, Have Mercy
Words and Music by Pepper Choplin

isiXhosa Spiritual,
Arranged by Loyiso Bhoki Saki

Shestopsalmiye – Lesser Doxology to the Six Psalms
From the All Night Vigil by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Bawo Wam
IsiXhosa Spiritual
Arranged Sidumo Nyamezele

I am the Voice of Africa
Composed by Niel van der Watt
Words by Lindsay Reyburn

Traditional IsiXhosa
Arranged by Kutlwano Kepadisa

Words by Juhan Livv
Music by Part Uusberg

Nguni Gospel Medley:
Baba Wethu – Words and Music by Umlazi Gospel Choir
Ewe Getsemane – Words and Music by Sbu Noah, arranged by Thabo Matshego
Adapted for KWANTU by Kutlwano Kepadisa

Words and Music by Nomfundo Xalusa
Arranged for Masicule 2020 by Makhanda KWANTU Choir and Rhodes University Chamber Choir

Ke O Neile Lerato
SeSotho Marriage Folk Song
Arranged by Orateng Tsokolibane

Sihamba NoJesu
Traditional IsiXhosa
Arranged Sidumo Nyamezele

Nkosi Sikelela / Morena Boloka
IsiXhosa words and music: Enoch Santonga
SeSotho words and music attributed to Moses Mphahlele