Adieu, Maestro Mganga

On July 5, 2011, Africa lost one of its luminary choral directors, Boniface Mganga. He founded the internationally famed Muungano National Choir of Kenya in 1979 and since then championed the cause of fine choral music tradition across Africa. Mganga was a dear friend of the African Musical Arts organization, and indeed was singularly instrumental to forging our partnership programs with choral music groups in Kenya, particularly the Boys Choir of Kenya and the Muungano National Choir. Maestro Mganga was barely 56. Read news report from Kenya's leading paper, Daily Nation.

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May his soul rest in peace....

Boniface Mganga - Founding Director, Muungano National Choir of Kenya


Boniface Mganga, The founder and director of Muungano National Choir, is a graduate of the University of Nairobi (1979). After graduation, he pursued various advanced courses on Choral Conducting in the United Kingdom. He founded the Muungano National Choir in 1979, which he leads to-date. The choir has toured many countries abroad, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Spain, Finland, Italy, Germany, Canada, the United States and Israel; and has produced the worldwide distribution recording of the African Mass, MISSA LUBA.

Boniface Mganga is currently a member of the Board of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), and the Chairman of Ethnic Commission of the IFCM. At home, he serves his country in the capacity of Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Education. He is Chairman of the Kenya Music and Cultural Festival. Boniface Mganga is an exuberant choral conductor,  accomplished clinician, and a prolific composer.

For more information about the group contact the St. Louis African Chorus at 314-652-6800 or slac @ africanchorus dot org

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