Shiloh Missionary Baptist welcomes the ICOM Honors Chorus of South Africa
POSTED: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 4:30am
UPDATED: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 4:34am
BATON ROUGE, La — Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will host the International Children’s Outreach Ministry (ICOM) Honors Chorus of South on Saturday, March 17, at 6:00 p.m. during its 2012 Hlanganani tour in the United States.
The Honors Chorus, comprised of 21 South African youth, will present a program of classical music, indigenous dance, and familiar hymns at Shiloh, located at 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. This program will be the 3rd time the Chorus has come to Baton Rouge, thanks to Shiloh’s partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Cox Communications, and other friends of Shiloh who contributed to this worthy cause.
Hlanganani means Unity in Zulu. The Honors Chorus performance will give the audience its version of the Unity of a country that had its first free elections in 1994. The young choristers, who range in age from 16 to 21, will visit McKinley High School and Southern University during their time in Baton Rouge. “This tour demonstrates our function in honoring a commitment to global missions while at the same time ministering to those in need throughout our city, state, and nation,” says Pastor Charles T. Smith of Shiloh.
The Honors Chorus is under the direction of Mohau Mogale, an educator and Choir director at Soshanguve High School.