[PHOTOS]: CLA's Christmas Cantata attracts thousands

Thousands of people converged at Christian Life Assembly - CLA, for what most patrons described as a “massive theatrical performance” to happen this year in Kigali.
Sisters, Mary (R) and Rachel share a light moment in one of the scenes staged yesterday. (All photos by Faustin Niyigena)
Sisters, Mary (R) and Rachel share a light moment in one of the scenes staged yesterday. (All photos by Faustin Niyigena)

Thousands of people converged at Christian Life Assembly - CLA, for what most patrons described as a “massive theatrical performance” to happen this year in Kigali.

The free gospel musical production dubbed, “This Child is God”, saw the Nyarutarama based Church transformed into a theater stage involving more than 200 performers on Wednesday evening.

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Each one passes by security point before entering the auditorium of Cantata at Christian Life Assembly (CLA). 

The production, in its second year, is based on the story of the birth of Jesus Christ through the eyes of an old man in the bible called Simeon.

Festival goers witnessed performances by actors, a professional orchestra, a choir, costume designers, stage designers, and audio-visual engineers.

The two ­ hour production featured performances in ballet, traditional dances and songs with the inspirational and educative messages.

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Fabrice Nizeyimana, one of the Cantata production team, speaks to the audience before the show. 

The stage was well lit; lights and sound were perfect and the performances were incredible, thus allowing patrons to enjoy a spectacular evening at CLA. After the performances, the production team led the audience into the praise and worship session, followed by a brief preaching by one of the church’s pastors.

This year’s 4-day festival features drama, songs, and dances, among other activities. The performances start from 6pm every day, and the production is in English.

The Christmas Cantata runs until Saturday, on Christmas Eve.

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When Mary comes to tell her fiancé Joseph (Ivan Higiro) that she is pregnant.
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The choir leads the congregation in a warship song after the show.
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Mary about to deliver Jesus Christ
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Joy as Joseph and Mary see their baby Jesus Christ flanked by the watchers during the play. 
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Jimmy Walabyeki, acts as Simeon, an old man in the Bible, who received baby Jesus, when his parents brought him to the Church to thank God. 
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The worship team.
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CLA was packed to capacity, as people turned out in huge numbers for the Cantata 2016. 

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