VIDEO: Tshwane choirs’ voices hit high notes in world games

Tshwane choirs are well represented at the historic 2018 world choir games underway in the city.

About 58 choirs from Tshwane are participating in the 11-day event, which will wrap up on Saturday.

This year marks the 10th edition of this prestigious event. It is, however, the first-ever world choir games event to be hosted in Africa.

The event was launched by Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga at the Sun Arena, Times Square Menlyn last week Wednesday.

Mayoral spokesperson Samkelo Mgobozi said the city was determined to make this an “all-embracing African event”.

“The event will boost the profile of Tshwane globally, regionally and locally as a destination of choice, specifically as a city capable of hosting mega-events.”

Tshwane is the country’s diplomatic hub, home to 134 embassies and high commissions – the second largest behind Washington DC.

The world choir games – the largest competition of its kind on the international calendar – are held every two years.

This year, more than 300 choirs from 59 countries are taking part in 500 competition concerts and 50 friendship performances.

Participants from Tshwane include: Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria, Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Akustika Chamber Singers, Jacaranda Children Choir Pretoria, Magaliesberg Kinderkoor, Wonderboom High School Choir (Conwonnité), Wonberg Youth Choir, Willowridge High School Choir, Hendrik Verwoerd High School, Menlo Park High School Choir, Garsfontein Senior Choir, Bronberg Children’s Choir, Resonans Vocal Ensemble, Eldo Ridente, Crawford College Pretoria Choir, Tshwane University of Technology Choir, Loreto Convent School Senior Primary Choir, St Alban’s College Barbershop Boys, UP Youth Choir, Laerskool Menlo Park Choir, Vitulari Cantores, Sacred Song Chamber Choir, Montana Hoërskool Choir, AMICI, Hoërskool Waterkloof Gemengde Koor, Hoërskool Waterkloof – Voces Noctis, Hoërskool Waterkloof – Dogterskoor, Lynnwood Primary School Choir, Cornwall Hill College Choir, SingFonix, Vox Chamber Choir, Sefako Makgatho University Choir, Horizons Project Choir, Loreto School Queenswood Senior Choir, Centurion Cantus Choir, Kgosi Mampuru Il Unitas DCS Choirs, UP Onderstepoort Community Choir, Pretoria High School for Girls Choir, Laerskool Constantiapark, Tshwane Gospel Choir, University of Pretoria Camerata, URCSA Melodi Ya Tshwane Choir, Tswelopele Chorus, TUT Ga-Rankuwa Campus Choir, Kopano Chorus, Zolani Youth Choir, Voices of the World and Mamelodi Philharmonic Chorus.

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Getting to know African Choral Music

The 10th World Choir Games 2018 in South Africa will provide a unique chance for international choirs to get to know and learn to sing fantastic music from this country whose common ground is singing, music and rhythm. A workshop with Michael Joseph Barrett and Tuks Camerata in Riga is a great preview. Early Bird Registration for the World Choir Games 2018 ends on September 15. Learn more at www.wcg2018.com! #wcg2018 #EarlyBirdRegistration #September15 #7daystogo

Posted by World Choir Games on Friday, 8 September 2017

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Felicia Nkhwashu

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