|Arts industry mourns Dzangare|
|Friday, 27 July 2012 17:25|
Stakeholders in the arts industry have received with shock the death of renowned Chitungwiza Harmony Singers choir conductor, Israel Dzangare, who died on Thursday at Chitungwiza central hospital.
They said the death of Dzangare is a big blow to the music industry as he had been working hard to improve choral music in Zimbabwe.
National Arts Council of Zimbabwe director, Mr. Elvas Mari said the passing on of Dzangare is saddening as Chitungwiza Harmony Singers choral group under his leadership, had put Zimbabwe on the spotlight by scooping several accolades from the region and beyond.
“It is sad indeed because despite winning four NAMA awards Chitungwiza Harmony Singers have been doing great in the Old Mutual Choral Competitions in South Africa and this time they have been preparing for a bigger competition in USA next year,” said Mr Mari.
Other stakeholders in the music industry said the 56-year old Chitungwiza Harmony Singers founder was instrumental in the growth of choral music and worked with many choirs from different denominations.
“As stakeholders in the arts industry, we are disturbed by death of Dzangare; he was very hard working and has assisted many choral groups locally,” said Polisile Ncube, Zimbabwe Music Rights Director.
The death of Dzangare has come at a time when the choral music group is raising funds to participate at the South Africa Old Mutual Choral Competitions to be held on the 26th of next month.
The choral group is also preparing for their maiden appearance at the United States International Choral Festival set for July next year.
Mourners are gathered at Number 3503 Unit D Seke Chitungwiza.
Dzangare will be buried at Warren Hills cemetery this Saturday.