EL choir stuns au­di­ence

Stir­ling Pri­mary cham­ber choir cho­sen for na­tional com­pe­ti­tion

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Eastern Cape cham­pi­ons Stir­ling Pri­mary cham­ber choir are head­ing for na­tional glory at the the Kyknet Sing in Harmonie com­pe­ti­tion in 2019 at the Gold Reef city in Jo­han­nes­burg.

The 35-mem­ber cham­ber choir be­came provin­cial cham­pi­ons in in Port El­iz­a­beth on Mon­day.

Mu­sic teacher and choir mistress No­magugu Makhathini said: “We went to the (provin­cial) re­gional rounds last term in Makhanda and won. We pro­ceeded to the provin­cial rounds in PE and won. We will now rep­re­sent the Eastern Cape in the na­tional rounds to be held next year.”

She said: “I am very ex­cited. The chil­dren and I have been work­ing very hard.

“It re­ally is nice to work to­wards some­thing and be able to see the re­sults.”

“I am thank­ful to the school. They have been very sup­port­ive from or­gan­is­ing fundrais­ers to the teach­ers al­low­ing the chil­dren to leave classes for ex­tra singing les­sons. The par­ents played a big role in bring­ing the chil­dren for les­sons and for pay­ing for the trips as well.”

Head­mas­ter Peter John­son said: “The choir has had a fan­tas­tic year.

“This has been the cherry on top. We are truly grate­ful.

“We are grate­ful to work with col­leagues who give it their all be­cause the chil­dren ben­e­fit a lot from the hard work that teach­ers put in.”

San­dra Mur­ray, head of the Stir­ling mu­sic depart­ment said: “The de­ci­sion to take part in this com­pe­ti­tion has been most re­ward­ing. Mrs Makhathini and Mrs Khan and the singers spent many hours per­fect­ing the pieces and be­com­ing a vi­brant and dis­ci­plined group.”

Mur­ray said their win­ning per­for­mance in Port El­iz­a­beth sim­ply took the au­di­ence’s breath away.”

“The com­pe­ti­tion from choirs from as far as afield as Ge­orge, Rivers­dale, and Jef­freys Bay was very im­pres­sive; this made win­ning a real tri­umph for us.”

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

MU­SIC CHAM­PI­ONS: The Stir­ling Pri­mary cham­ber choir won the provin­cial ti­tle in Port El­iz­a­beth .

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