Award-winning choir sets off for choral ‘World Cup’ in China

2010-07-05 00:00

THE award-winning Kearsney College Choir presented a once-off concert in Gauteng at the weekend, before departing to defend their title as number one choir in the world for folklore music at the sixth World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China.

Their concert in Pretoria included the world premiere of a new choral work about former President Nelson Mandela, as well as music by Abba, The Killers, Queen and other numbers from their competition repertoire.

During their overseas tour, starting today, the choir will first visit Taiwan and Japan, using their performances in those countries as training for the competition rounds in China from July 14 to 19. The choir will also perform at the gala performance of the World Choir Games.

Considered to be the olympics for choirs, the World Choir Games is the largest choir competition in the world, with more than 400 choirs from all parts of the globe competing.

Two other South African choirs will be taking part — the Stellenbosch University Choir and Tygerberg Children’s Choir.

Regular updates will be posted on the college’s website: www.kearsney.com .

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