City to host North­ern Cape leg of choir fes­ti­val

Diamond Fields Advertiser - - NEWS - PATSY BEANGSTROM NEWS EDITOR

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.

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