Making this year’s 499th Reformation Celebration in Cape Town and surrounds unique was ministry in song by the 140-member Eurochoir with choristers from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania and Switzerland.
This international Christian youth choir thrilled audiences at the V and A Waterfront Amphitheatre, at the Reformation Sunday Service at the oldest Lutheran Church in the Southern Hemisphere, at the Reformation Day Service at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek and at the Dutch Reformed Church in Franschhoek.
It was on October 31 1517, that Dr Martin Luther launched the greatest century of reformation with his bold stand at the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.
October 31 is celebrated as the birthday of evangelical, Bible-believing churches worldwide. Next year (2017) will be the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and celebrations will take place worldwide.
When the Eurochoir began singing “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me…” during their concert at the V and A Waterfront Amphitheatre, many in the audience joined in singing. After the performance, which received a standing ovation from many in the crowds, evangelistic discussions took place. Soon people could be seen engrossed in reading gospel tracts and engaged in discussions.