Cedar College of Education hosted a music evening on the 24th of March at Kwasizabantu Mission, celebrating the 15th graduation of CCE. The evening was opened with a devotion taken by Kjell Olsen, the director of CCE. He spoke on Isaiah 51:1-3 where it is mentioned that we should look to the Rock from where we came. If we look to the Lord, our hearts will be filled with joy, praise and song.
Many items were rendered, mostly by the college students and staff as well as DSS pupils and some others from the mission. The DSS music ensemble opened the evening with beautiful music being played on piano, violin, cello, flute and recorder. Many solo voice items were rendered, including items from Handel’s Messiah, a Romanian song and “Not my will but Thine be done”, composed by a Christian suffering in prison.
Two Zulu songs were sung by some students as well as a men’s quintet, revealing hidden talent. There were also some instrumental items. A piano duet was played as well as a flute Sonata by Bach accompanied by the piano.
CCE students staged a short skit based on the fruit of the Spirit. The message came across clearly, showing us the importance of bearing good fruit and being willing to be pruned by the Lord.
The evening ended with the CCE choir singing “His sheep am I” accompanied by piano and flute and “Deeper deeper, in the love of Jesus”. The choir sang beautifully. It was a blessing to see the students coming from different cultural backgrounds, singing together in unity.
We want to thank the Lord for making this evening possible. We also want to thank all the people that helped in making this evening a success and a blessing. It was a great blessing to many people and many people were touched deeply.
- Amazing Grace – Congregational singing
- Brudenell Waltz – DSS music ensemble; Canon, Pachelbel – DSS music ensemble
- Zulu Songs
- Jesu, the very thought of Thee – solo voice
- Hungarian Dance no. 7, Brahms – piano duet
- I love Him – men quintet
- Largo, Handel – brass ensemble; Das Post im Walde – brass ensemble
- He raise me up – solo voice
- Heaven Came Down - quartet
- Sonata in G, Bach – piano and flute
- He was despised, Handel – solo voice; How beautiful are the feet, Handel – solo voice
- CCE skit
- His sheep am I – CCE choir with piano and flute; Deeper deeper in the love of Jesus – CCE choir