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UBC Children’s choir takes R Kevichüsa’s compositions to stage
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]HE children’s choir of Union Baptist Church, Kohima (UBC) presented a powerhouse of a performance on a number of Razhukhrielie Kevichüsa’s compositions at UBC Sanctuary, Kohima Saturday evening.
R Kevichüsa is a pioneer composer among the Nagas. He was trained as a classical violin performer by a French violin virtuoso & former director Conservatoire de Paris, Maurice Guillaume. Kevichüsa has composed numerous Tenyidie and English songs. It is learnt that though he was not able to devote much time to music during his professional career as an administrator, following his retirement from service he is recently involved as a violin teacher at the Hope Centre for Excellence in Dimapur.
The UBC children’s choir enthralled the capacity audience at the church with Kevichüsa’s popular English compositions ‘God Bless Nagaland’ which is based on the book of Deuteronomy 11:11 & 12 and the Quasqui Centennial theme song ‘Out of Darkness into Light’ (1997), along with his works in Tenyidie including ‘A Chau Zo’, ‘Ngukemezhie Nunu’, ‘A Ruopfü Chüperhei Lashücie’ and ‘Harie Kesa Phrete’ among several others.
The choir members consisted of 29 sopranos, 14 altos, 7 basses and 3 tenors led by Asano Zhünyü as the conductor. Sanctuary choir and Trail Blazers of the UBC also made special appearances at the concert.