Kearsney choir scores gold in Singapore

2017-07-12 13:48
Kearsney College choir won gold at an international competition in Singapore on Monday.

Kearsney College choir won gold at an international competition in Singapore on Monday. (Tracey van den Aardweg)

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The internationally acclaimed Kearsney College choir has done it again.

The choir won the Folklore category at the 10th Orientale Concentus International Choral Festival in Singapore on Monday. The choir achieved a score of 92,2, with no other choir having yet earned a Grade 1 Gold in any category at this year’s competition. They came second in the Equal Voices — Youth category with a score of 81,3, earning their second gold at the event.

The Kearsney choir is the world’s second most highly decorated choir. They have been awarded 13 gold and six silver medals at the World Choir Games between 2000 and 2014, the Prize of the City of Vienna at the 33rd International Youth and Music Festival and were invited to represent Africa at the “Rhythms of One World” Music Festival in New York and Geneva. The choir has garnered a large international following as a result of their lively, polished performances of pop, classical and indigenous music. They have a distinctly African element in each performance and the multi-cultural group work cohesively, producing an award-winning sound.

The choir shone at the festival on Monday, despite 10 of the boys getting stuck in an elevator for an hour and 45 minutes prior to their performance. The boys were rushed across town to the Esplanade Concert Hall where they were due to perform in 10 minutes, proving their commitment, resilience and professionalism.

Commenting on the victory, headmaster Elwyn van den Aardweg said, “We’re extremely proud of the choir’s achievements in Singapore. The boys’ colourful exuberance, energy and vigour, matched with top-notch musical performances, highlights all that can be achieved if differences are put aside and a common goal is sought. The pride in African culture, the passion with which it is presented, and the obvious teamwork are inspiring. Their unity and harmony is shown in and out of performance.”

The choir’s success bodes well for the upcoming 2018 World Choir Games.

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