By Samuel O. Doku, Ph.D.
If music is food for the soul, there was scrumptious food in superfluity for the souls of members of Divine Word International Ministries and their supporters when the Divine Angles Gospel Choir performed in a concert on Saturday night to raise funds for the church’s building project.
Performing under the directorial auspices of gospel artist, Minister (Mrs.) Kamah Throronka, the choir unfolded a par excellence musical rendition that was at once cathartic, inspiring, and best of all, anointing.
That the singing Angels were motivated to deliver music that’s equally euphonious and euphoric, which made the audience familiar with the stellar renditions of the Jubilee Singers who sang profoundly into the hearts and souls of people all over the globe, wasn’t a happenstance.
The Angels are led by someone familiar with the supreme sounds of the Jubilee Singers on the globe’s musical tableau, Mrs. Thoronka, whose debut gospel album, “My Testimony” was released last year.
On the night, the Angels, ably supported by head pastor, Bishop (Dr.) John Kofi Adonteng Boateng, were simply impeccable and nearly flawless in their renditions that spanned three hours in four stages, with each stage providing a different set of sartorial selection.
However, the highlight of the night occurred at the final stage when the group, dressed in traditional African dresses sang in English, Akan (Ghana’s predominant language), as well as in Nigerian and South African dialects.
When Minister Thoronka, who traditionally sings in English, rendered “God is Mighty” in Akan, she swept the awe-inspired audience off its feet. As Thoronka’s upbeat, stentorian cadence penetrated the euphoric ambiance of the church, the audience roared to its feet, dancing and singing along, as people dug deeply into their wallets to contribute their widow’s mite to the free concert. Pastor Esther Waswa joined Minister Thoronka in her rendition of the Akan song.
Indeed, it was a beautiful and magnificent sight to behold, and the Bishop and his wife, Elsie, were thrilled.
“God has blessed this church and anyone that comes in here feels the anointment. Pray for the church as it continues to grow and flourish. Aren’t Lawyer Thoronka and the Divine Angels excellent? We are blessed. Invite people you know to come and join us so that they can experience great moments like this,” said Bishop Adonteng Boateng.
Among the songs the Angels sang were “Wait on the Lord,” “Kumbaya,”In Your Presence,” “Glory,” “The Lord’s Prayer,” and “God Is the Source of My Strength.” An amazing phenomenon about Mrs. Thoronka is that she juggles her profession as a seasoned attorney with motherhood, as a spouse, and as a gospel artist, and she does each with equal gusto and passion.
On the night, Attorney Ismael Thoronka (Kamah’s husband), brother-in-law, Daniel Gueh, and Attorney Christy Williams and the rest of her family came to support the show.
Her sister-in-law, Mrs. Janay Gueh, who is also a gospel singer performed, and so too did Juliana Arslanian, Evanger Osei and the Inspirers, as well as Ken Yeboah and the Comforters. Minster Gloria Offeibeah Yeboah joined in to unfold her talent with her music ministry. Pastor Dauda Keita was the master of ceremony.
Next stop for the Divine Angels will be Atlanta on Friday, October 30, where they will perform in an all-night ministry to glorify the Lord. They will then return to Springfield, VA on November 14 to perform.
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