Rehoboth Ministries justified why they have been likened to some of the celebrated gospel choirs in the country, with spectacular performances at Bethesda Holy Church, on Sunday.
Dubbed “Praise and worship explosion”, the annual concert started at exactly 3pm to a full house, as concert-goers flocked to the venue hours earlier.
Clad in white and maroon outfits (for ladies), and black matched with white shirts (for men), the Gisozi-based ensemble performed a number of popular songs, and left gospel lovers yarning for more.
These included ‘Uri Uwigitangaza’, ‘Uri mwiza Yesu’, ‘Nzasanganira’, ‘Umurage’, ‘Tuzahanga amaso’, ‘Getsemani’, ‘Nimwumve mbabwire’, and ‘Intimba’, among others.
Impressed by the tantalising and melodious voices, revellers could not help singing and swaying the heat away to the rhythms of gospel classics sung by the Rehoboth Ministries.
Halfway into the concert and the audience was already into the mood of chanting and dancing. Encouraged by the choir’s lead singer, almost the entire house rose to their feet to clap their hands and wave their arms with the encores. A standing ovation greeted ‘Ku Musaraba’, which was one of the audience’s favourites.
Soon the concert was drawing to an end, the choir took a break and other choirs Alarm Ministries, Healing Worship Team and Sauti Hewani choir took to the stage respectively, and did not disappoint either.
The service ended with a sermon by Pastor Salomon Kanyeshyamba, from Wells Salvation Church, who preached about praise and worship.
After the performances, Patrick Munini, president of Rehoboth Ministries, expressed his gratitude to the attendees and facilitators of the show. He also took the opportunity to announce the choir’s new video album launch scheduled for early next year.
“We thank God for the concert,” said Munini, adding: “The event was a great success, and we hope those who attended enjoyed the performances. The concert helps us to meet with our fans and worship God together.”
The church-based choir has been performing for about 24 years.
The show ended around 8pm.