Festival to bring musically talented youth together

2018-08-14 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedThe Drakensberg Boys Choir entertains audiences with their soothing voices.

PHOTO: suppliedThe Drakensberg Boys Choir entertains audiences with their soothing voices.

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THE Rotary Club of Kloof presents Festival in The Hills 2018, hosted by Curro Hillcrest Christian Academy, at 6.30 pm on August 24.

This year the KZN Youth Wind Band, conducted by Russel Scott, is joined by the Drakensberg Boys Choir, 700 primary school choir students, and MC and comedian Darren Maule, who will come together to perform on stage for an evening of wonderful family entertainment.

Also joining the Festival this year is the Sofisosethu School Choir from the Wembezi area near Escourt, KZN.

The Drakensberg Boys Choir School, in partnership with the Department of Education in KZN, have established an outreach programme, The Legacy Project, with the aim of using choral music to develop leadership, listening skills, team work, concentration and language ability, especially important English language skills, in rural schools in the Loskop, Injasuti and Winterton areas.

Using their expertise in choral music, the Drakensberg Boys Choir School is impacting over 600 children each week, with Sofisosethu being one of the participating schools in The Legacy Project.

The Sofisosethu students and their teacher will enjoy many firsts at the Festival in the Hills.

They will hear a wind band play for the first time when the KZN Youth Wind Band perform at the event, they will enjoy the thrill of singing in the 3 000-seater City Hill auditorium with a large, diverse group of children, and they will also enjoy a trip to Durban’s beachfront the day after the Festival, sponsored by Kloof Rotary and Festival in the Hills. For these excited students, the Drakies Boys are their heroes.

The Festival in the Hills main performance starts at 6.30 pm and bookings must be done through Computicket on 0861 915 8000 before the event.

Tickets are R130 for adults, with pensioners and children (under 12) paying R100 and R80 respectively. For more information visit their website at www.festivalinthehills.co.za

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