Cranborne’s Main Choir represented our beloved circuit with honour at the Zimbabwe East Annual Conference Choral Music festivals held at St Peters Inner City UMC in Mutare on Saturday.

The choir left the vicinity of their environs at 5am with a battalion of 35 choristers with a musical mission very much on the agenda as they faced some of the best musical minds in the conference.

Arriving at 9am, the choir listened intently as other choirs gave their pieces.

This year was different as the ballots were predetermined prior thanks to the choir’s performances in the district musicals with Cranborne guaranteed the very last ballot.

When it came, after a last round of preparation, the 35 souls, with the circuit and the district’s hopes firmly on their shoulders, delivered the musical spectacle.

Ruwa, Waterfalls, Chisipite and DomboraMwari, their fellow district counterparts had done the same before them it was just the closing piece to a glorious festival.

Cranborne came eighth in own choice and ninth in set piece.

Given the difficult nature of the set piece song, the choir’s resilience , commitment and sacrifice to the cause remains something to behold and is largely commended.

The travelling party returned home around 8pm at 18109 Dieppe Road after a hugely successful but eventful musical journey which consumed two weeks of intense worship on the grandest stages.

The musical road continues now with the MUMC set to regroup soon ahead of the much anticipated conference music festivals in mid November.

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