UWC’s Creative Arts Choir grabs top honours

2015-08-06 06:01

Old Mutual area manager Sydwell Vuyo Boyisile and Gugulethu branch manager Thandi Bedesho flank UWC Choir conductor Sibusiso Jeza.

Old Mutual area manager Sydwell Vuyo Boyisile and Gugulethu branch manager Thandi Bedesho flank UWC Choir conductor Sibusiso Jeza.

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Simon Estes Alumni Choir will represent the Western Cape in the finals of the Old Mutual National Choir Festival in Bloemfontein on 12 and 13 December 2015.

Competing choirs treated audiences to a very high standard of choral music at the regional competition, held on Sunday at the University of the Western Cape.

Simon Estes Alumni Choir from Cape Town secured their place in the standard category at the national finals, while University of the Western Cape Creative Arts Choir from Bellville currently lead the results table in the large category.

“As the main sponsors of this Proudly South African initiative, we are committed to recognising and nurturing the exceptional musical talent that exists in South Africa and the surrounding countries.

The aim of the Old Mutual National Choir Festival is to continue to raise the standard of choral music in Southern Africa and to enrich people’s lives, both as individuals and choristers, through their interaction with one another and their involvement in the festival,” says Bandile Mngoma, Old Mutual sponsorship manager.

Over 150 choirs entered this year’s competition, which started in March with the district eliminations, and 132 choirs made it through to the regional championships.

The conductors of these successful choirs have also been put through intensive workshops in various regions around the country to help prepare them for their performances in the competition

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