Ourael Mekane Yesus Choir

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History and ministry

Launhardt (2004), 217-18:

“The beginning of the Ourael congregation in Addis Ababa is connected with the work of the Norwegian Lutheran Mission (NLM). […]
The need for a permanent NLM base in Addis Ababa arose, and the administrators observed that many Lutherans from the south were moving to the capital. To follow them up, Alemu Derseh was called in 1959 by the Norwegian Mission to serve as evangelist in Addis Ababa. The idea was not to start evangelistic work in the capital, but to take care of the believers from Sidamo and Gamo Gofa coming to town. […]
In 1963 the Ourael MY congregation benefited from the transfer of Memre Sileshi Wolde Mikael to Addis Ababa.”

Singers associated with Ourael Mekane Yesus Choir


(1) ፍቅር አስተምረን (Feker astemeren, ‘_ _ _’). Cassette released by _ _ _ in _ _ _

ጆይ ፉል ሳውንድ / “Joyful Sound” Choir

(1) በመስቀል የሞተው ኢየሱስ ያድናል (Bemeskel yemote Eyesus yadinal; ‘_ _ _’). Cassette released by … in 2014 AD.


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[album no longer available on YouTube]


(posted in 2020)


For further reading

Launhardt, Johannes. Evangelicals in Addis Ababa (1919-1991): With special reference to the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus and the Addis Ababa Synod. Münster: Lit Verlag, 2002, p. 217-18.