Blantyre-based Ndirande Anglican Voices leaves for Mozambique this weekend for performances.
Dennis Kalimbe, the group’s music director, said they will depart on November 22 for a performance on November 24 in Lago, Niassa Province. The trip is at the invitation of hosts Metangula Holy Cross Choir.
“We have been invited by a choir from Mozambique which came here last year. After seeing us perform in church, they were impressed and promised to invite us to perform in their country,” he said.
The trip was initially set for last month but failed due to some logical arrangements.
“Everything is now sorted and we promise an impressive performance.
“We are very prepared. It has been in our plans for a long time to perform in Mozambique so this invitation is a dream come true,” said Kalimbe.
Ndirande Anglican Voices, comprising 18 members, will travel through Chiponde Border Post in Mangochi.
In a telephone interview from Mozambique, Matengula Holy Cross Choir music director Andrew Mitula confirmed inviting the group.
He said: “All preparations to host them are done. We have a music festival here so we decided to invite one of the best choirs from Malawi to perform here so that we can raise more money to build a brick fence for our church. The group’s music is all over the place here. It will be our pleasure to see them performing live.”
The group will perform on Sunday at the 100% Hall in Metangula. In the morning, they will sing during the service at St John’s Anglican Church under Lunyo Parish in Niassa Diocese.
Other singers at the festival will include Lishinga Choir, Chizumulu New Generation Choir and Misumba Choir.
This is not the first time for the choral group to perform outside Malawi.
In 2005, Ndirande Anglican Voices performed at Birmingham Cathedral in UK.
The group has six albums with the latest being Nkhondo Yabwino.