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  • Our Lady of Africa Choir

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    Our Lady of Africa Choir is a Catholic group of voluntary singers whose ministry is carried out primarily at the Our Lady of Africa Catholic Parish, Mbuya, and East of Kampala city. It falls in the realm of the Naguru Deanery and the Kampala Archdiocese.

    Of the four choirs that are active in the Parish, Our Lady of Africa Choir is the oldest. Its primary role is animating the 9.00am Mass at Church every Sunday. The age-group of the membership varies from 8 - 65yrs with some of its founder members proudly still being active. It currently boasts a membership of 60.

    The Choir practices at the Church premises every Sunday from 10.30am to 12.30pm after the 9.00am Mass.

    Our Lady of Africa Choir sings a variety of hymns and songs in several of our local Ugandan dialects notably, Luganda, Ateso, Lugbara, Luo, Runyankole-Rukiga, Rutooro, Lusoga, Lugisu and Samia, Akaramojong, We also use international languages such as English, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Kiswahili and other local foreign dialects in our neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of Congo, (Lingala) and Rwanda (Kinyarwanda), South Africa (Sotho, Zulu, Tswana) and Nigeria (Igbo). 

    The Choir sings at weddings, thanksgiving ceremonies, baptism, and requiem masses in both Catholic and Anglican Churches. It has the privilege to have participated in the prestigious International Music Festivals such as Inter-diocese Catholic Church Choirs Music Festival (ICCCMA) which is yearly and involves countries in the SADEC region namely; (Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland). It has presented annual Christmas and Easter carol services at the Parish Church in Mbuya, Luzira Maximum Prisons and at Corporate Functions such as DFCU and Stanbic bank end of year Christmas party, State house Thanksgiving service and has also regularly performed alongside other Choirs on invitation within Kampala and other parts of Uganda as well as outside Uganda including in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.

    The Choir can be contactedthrough the Chairperson, Mrs. Maria Oitamong (075-9-800002); the Choir Secretary, Ms. Anette Twagalana (077-2-571300) or the Choir Director, Mr. Bruno Peter Paul Odwori (070-4-923167) 

    Members of the Choir Executive: 

    Chairman:                            Mrs. Maria Apoo Oitamong

    Vice Chairperson:                  Mr. Eric Kamunvi

    Secretary General:                 Mr. Twagalana Annette

    Deputy Secretary General       Mr. Lutwa Joseph

    Treasurer:                            Ms. Nakato Jennifer

    Public Relations:                   Ms. Juanita Magimbi

    Deputy Public Relations:        Ms. Joan Banura

    Liturgical Secretary:              Sr. Simon peter Abooki

    Liturgical Secretary:              Mr. Wycliff Swinnerstone

    Welfare Officer:                    Ms. Ajimo Goretti

    Deputy Welfare Officer:         Mr. Anthony Wamala

    Librarian:                            Miss. Susan Apio

    Deputy Librarian:                 Miss. Phiona Wanican

    Choir Director:                     Mr. Bruno Peter Paul Odwori

    Voice Leaders:                                   

    Soprano:                             Ms. Amito (Soprano)

    Alto:                                   Ms. Wanican Phiona

    Tenor:                                 Mr. Kaija Deogratias

    Ass Tenor:                           Mr. Akera Lawrence

    Bass:                                  Mr. Opoti Denis Jalmeo  

    Asst. Bass:                          Mr. Wamala Anthony  

Sunday Masses

Luganda: 7:30 am.  English: 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 5;00 pm.

Crowd possible, please don't be late! May God bless you!

About Our Church

Welcome to Our Lady of Africa Parish Mbuya. We are located near Bugolobi Township in Nakawa Division. It is about 5 kms from the City Centre of Kampala. Mbuya Catholic Parish is a vibrant and diverse community made up of people from different parts of Uganda. We welcome you warmly and joyfully.

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