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Come, Sing a Prayer for Africa (2014)

Come, Sing a Prayer for Africa is a CD recording of the Choir of the Grahamstown Cathedral, directed by Dr Andrew-John Bethke, recorded on 20 September 2014 in the Cathedral of St Michael and St George. For sale at R50 per disc, enquiries to office@grahamstowncathedral.org for details on how to buy a CD.

CD:Come, Sing a Prayer for Africa (2014)

List of tracks

Short snippets of a few selected tracks can be heard (by clicking on the play buttons below) to give a taste of what's available.

  1. God bless Africa (Adapted from a Xhosa boys' song by Andrew Tracey). Bass solo: Andrew Tracey

  2. God's gonna set this world on fire (American traditional spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan and Edwin Hogan, publ. Hal Leonard Corporation)
  3. O come, ye servants of the Lord (Christopher Tye)
  4. If ye love me (Thomas Tallis)

  5. The call (Andrew-John Bethke)
  6. Magnificat in G (Andrew-John Bethke)

  7. Nunc dimittis in G (Andrew-John Bethke). Tenor solo: Kamva Ntapu
  8. Beati quorum via (Charles Villiers Stanford)
  9. Hymn of the Cherubim (Sergei Rachmaninov)
  10. Bogoroditsye Dyevo (Sergei Rachmaninov)
  11. Psalm 23 (Chant by Christopher Cockburn)
  12. Ubi Caritas (Maurice Duruflé, publ, Durand)
  13. Choristers' Mass (Composed by the cathedral's junior choristers)
  14. Tu tu mama (Xhosa/Ngqika lullaby arr. Andrew Tracey). Soprano solo: Avile Sonyamba
  15. God bless Africa (Based on a Zimbabwean hymn, arr. Andrew Tracey). Tenor solo: Andrew-John Bethke.

The members of the choir

Cathedral Choir September 2014
Cathedral Choir September 2014