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Children’s choir presents R Kevichusa’s compositions
The Sunday School Department of the Union Baptist Church, Kohima organized a Children’s Concert on March 25 in the church premises. The concert is a periodical event, first conceived in 2014, and is a quasi-celebration of the extensive musical repertoire of R Kevichusa.
A 79-member-strong UBC Children’s Choir, another choir consisting of the ‘Path Finders’ and ‘Trail Blazers’ classes of the church, two male-voice groups, and four soloists performed an assortment of 17 songs written and composed Kevichusa between the years 1974 and 2009.
Along with the Children’s choir conductor, the sound technician, the videography and photography teams, Sunday School Teachers and additional stage-hands, the evening saw the involvement of 175 individuals in total.
R Kevichusa is an agriculture engineer by training, an accomplished violinist, singer and composer, and a retired bureaucrat. His popular compositions include ‘Out of Darkness into Light’ (1997 Quasqui Centennial theme song), ‘Together We Soar’ (2009, Isaiah 40:28-31, Dr. T Ao Memorial Football Trophy), ‘God Bless Nagaland’ (2006, Deuteronomy 11:11,12), ‘A Ruopfü Chüperhei Lashücie’ (2007) and ‘Kikidi A Puo Khrie Pfülie Tuo Mu?’ (1974) among others.
“With a strong message of restoration in faith-building underscoring each of the songs, the concert was much like a salve for all that the town has had to endure in recent times, and an incontrovertible opportunity for all present to find an inspired resurgence of hope and faith in the Almighty,” states the UBC Sunday School leaders.