The St Raphael Male Symphony Choir ended off the year on a celebratory note with its final concert, titled “Gangsterism Must Fall” held at the St Raphael church recently.
As the theme indicates, the concert celebrated some of St Raphael’s greatest victories against gangsterism in the community. The choir was conducted by Lebogang Lesenyeho and the event was organised by Shoes Mohasoa. Some of the other choirs that were also performing on the day included Botshabelo Kilimanjaro, Chiro, Botshabelo Choristers and Diodi.
Mohasoa, who was very happy as the event achieved all its objectives, told Bloemfontein Courant that the event exceeded all his expectations.
“Because of the support we got from the community and church members we can stand firm today and say no to gangsterism as well as to women and child abuse.
“The participating choirs are made up of young man that are leaders in their respective families. When we meet, we don’t only sing but we have a strong bond and we help each other with advice. We celebrate this year’s achievements as a choir and as a church.
“We’d like to thank everyone for their contribution to make this day possible. We need to find solutions to this dark cloud of gangsterism and abuse that is over the heads of some of our men,” concluded Mohasoa.