NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The chamber group pictured here and comprised of 15 members of the Africa University Choir and choir director from Mutare, Zimbabwe, will be in the United States from May 25 to June 17.

The choir’s 2013 tour schedule includes itineration in local churches, as well as performances at the Oklahoma Annual Conference and Indiana Annual Conference (June 6-8) sessions. A list of concert locations in Indiana will be posted at and in the weekly e-VENTS newsletter when they are available.

The choir also will take part in this year’s centenary celebrations at the United Methodist-related Lake Junaluska Assembly in North Carolina, with a performance at the opening worship service of the 2013 Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series and an evening concert on June 16.

The touring choir features students from various African countries, all with a passion for music ministry. Its repertoire is drawn from the African praise and worship tradition and features songs in more than 18 languages, including English, French, Portuguese, Swahili (East and Central Africa); Shona and Ndebele (Zimbabwe); Zulu (South Africa); and Lingala (Democratic Republic of Congo).

These songs speak of abiding faith in the face of trials and celebrate the fullness of God’s love. They inspire movement and are often joyful expressions of gratitude and hope in Almighty God.

The director of the Africa University Choir, Mr. Tendekai Kuture, is a distinguished Zimbabwean choral conductor. He is head of the Department of Music in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Africa University.

For more information about the Africa University Choir and Africa University, contact Andra Stevens at the Africa University Development office in Nashville, Tenn., by telephone at 615-340-7438 or 615-584-1002 or by email at

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AU Choir
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