City to host Northern Cape leg of choir festival
THE NORTHERN Cape leg of the Old Mutual National Choir Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, takes place on Sunday at the Northern Cape Theatre.
Music lovers in the city will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the world-class performances that define the choir festival.
The national choral music competition is conducted at district and regional/provincial level culminating in a national final. The project attracts choirs from Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland and is considered to be the biggest and best of the choir festivals and draws attendants and fans from all over the country and SADC region.
The annual music extravaganza is renowned for its powerful embodiment of sheer passion, hard work, perseverance, sacrifice and unity by organisers, participants, audiences and communities across Southern Africa.
“Ubuntu: there is no better word to describe what the Old Mutual National Choir Festival means to everybody involved,” Old Mutual sponsorship manager, Bandile Mngoma, said.
“As the main sponsor we believe that by supporting this event and helping to cultivate talent, we are building strong communities and enabling positive futures for many.”
Apart from showcasing Southern Africa’s extraordinary talent and passion, the choral showdown inspires a great spirit of collaboration between everyone involved.