JP Choristers raise funds for debut album

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MASERU — JP Choristers, the winners of last December’s African Melody Festival (AMF), are looking for funds to market their 14-track debut album.

The album Ke Mopholusi has already been recorded but JP Choristers require more funds to officially launch and market it.

The group held their first fundraising concert at the Sefika High School hall on Sunday.

The concert which was supported by Serumula Performing Arts Academy and Kingdom Classics raised M1 620 for JP Choristers.

The deputy chairperson of JP Choristers, Sitsane Letsie, told the Weekender that the group is planning more fundraising concerts in the next few months.

“We are the current champions of the AMF’s gold category but we don’t have enough money to sustain the choir so we have asked our colleagues for support,” Letsie said.

He said that is why they had invited Serumula Performing Arts Academy and Kingdom Classics to perform at the show.

The two supporting acts did not disappoint fans who had paid M20 for the show.

JP Choristers, which was formed two years ago, is yet to announce a date for the album launch.

That depends on the availability of money, Letsie said.

Serumula’s conductor, Lehlomela Tente told the Weekender the concert is a first step towards future collaborations between the two choirs.

“JP is fairly a new choir but they possess quiet strong elements of music so when they asked us for assistance we didn’t hesitate because we know that we will also benefit from them in terms of expanding our knowledge.

“Today marks a step to good working relations between JP and Serumula,” Tente said.

“We are helping them to raise funds for the launch of their album, who knows, maybe tomorrow they will be helping us put together an album and launch it as well.”

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