THABAZIMBI – Thabazimbi Christian School students and teachers presented a spectacular musical play, with the theme “Celebrating Jesus” on Thursday 1 December, to a packed audience in the Kumba Hall.
More than three hundred enthralled members of the audience were treated to non-stop music and dancing of a very high standard by young performers whose ages ranged from three and a half years to sixteen years, and supported by four of the teachers of the school. The two hour long show was a continuous performance with scene changes taking place in total darkness. This caused frequent muffled screeches by some very nervous youngsters, who were repeatedly plunged from bright spotlights into a black abyss, as they changed positions. One hundred and ten students took part and were continuously on some part of the stage or its environs throughout the show.
With the black décor, and the impressive lighting effects, contrasts were obtained by the use of white or pastel costumes, with the ribbon dances gaining great appeal. Sean and Hes-mari danced to the theme “Thou shall not commit adultery” go great applause.
Songs and dances ranged from “Great and mighty” and “Come Nations” which were sung by Christell and Tshego; “He’s got the whole World”, “Stand up and Shout it”, “Who’s the King of the Jungle”, “Let your light shine”, “Holy is the Lord” performed by groups of the pre-schoolers, “Cast your burdens” and “Jabulani” presented spectacularly by grades four to six, and “I lift up my eyes”, “There is none like you”, which were accompanied by teachers Michelle and Janitha respectively.
Teacher Sandra, accompanied by her grade four daughter, Kupi, drew the show to its end with the duet, “Come into my heart, Lord Jesus”, with the final song “My Redeemer Lives” being sung by students Christell, Tshego and Jeaneva. This was a truly memorable evening which drew great acclaim, and will be long remembered by those who attended this annual event.