Choir to jet off to Belgium

2019-07-02 06:01
The Kensington Chorale Girls' Choir will join the Lizl Gaffley Choral Academy Children's Choir at the World Choir Games in Belgium next year.

The Kensington Chorale Girls' Choir will join the Lizl Gaffley Choral Academy Children's Choir at the World Choir Games in Belgium next year.

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The Lizl Gaffley Choral Academy Children’s Choir in Kensington will be jetting off to Belgium to take part in the 11th World Choir Competition in July next year. The contest is the world’s largest international choir competition and is held annually in Europe.

To give members of the community an opportunity to take part in this trip, founder Lizl Gaffley started a membership drive to recruit new children to join the choir. “With the Belgium competition, we have decided to enter the Childrens’ Choir instead of the youth choir,” she said.

Interested members, boys and girls, who want to join the choir can attend rehearsals at Windemere Primary School on Saturday afternoons from 15:00 to 17:00. She said a set number of people who would attend the competition is 50 and that everyone interested can attend the auditions.

“The trip will be in collaboration with the Kensington Chorale Girls’ Choir. We decided to collaborate with them because it has been very successful in competitions it has taken part in.”

“With the many competitions it has taken part in, this is proof that the girls’ choir is driven to win and the community is not aware of what the choir can achieve.”

Gaffley is currently an adjudicator for kykNET’s choir competition, Sing in Harmonie. The Kensington Chorale Girls’ Choir achieved success when they won the ATKV Animato competition in October 2017. They won gold in the community choirs category for Best Rendition of a prescribed piece. This was the choir’s first big win. Currently, the choir consists of 27 singers from various suburbs as far as Somerset West and they are between the ages of 12 and 19.

Gaffley has led her choir since its inception 11 years ago. She said the choir had a mission to share their love for music with communities by teaching each other tolerance, respect, dedication and discipline.

V For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/lizlgaf/ or call 071 250 8835.

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