Zulu Prayer
Photo Credit: Kearsney College

Get ready for all the goosebumps! Kearsney College Choir sing the traditional Zulu prayer ‘Avulekeli Amasango’ meaning ‘The gates of heaven have opened’ and bring all the feels.


KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (08 June 2020) – Scattered across South Africa, choir members are keeping their vocal cords warmed up this winter by putting on incredible virtual performances, for our benefit. This time we bring you the excellent performance by the Kearsney College Choir.

The choir has released a hauntingly beautiful virtual performance of the traditional Zulu prayer ‘Avulekeli Amasango’, meaning ‘The gates of heaven have opened’. The performance gave us chills!

The multi-cultural Kearsney Choir has won 15 Gold and 7 Silver medals at the World Choir Games (the Olympics for Choirs). Before lockdown, it was scheduled to compete at the World Choir Games in Belgium next month. Sadly, this won’t be happening, so the choir are happy to share their talents via video instead.

The performance was arranged by Ralf Schmitt, a Kearsney old boy and currently the conductor of the Ndlovu Youth Choir. The performance was adapted, audio mixed and edited by Marshell Lombard, the Kearsney music director.

The Kearsney choir is synonymous with vibrant, energetic performances and slick, professional productions.
It’s developed a large international following, with its signature blend of classical, pop and indigenous music; and is committed to promoting the indigenous music of Africa.

They did the Zulu prayer justice; it was beautiful to hear their rendition.

Sources: Facebook – Supplied
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