A choir fest that set hearts racing
Last Saturday I was lucky and privileged to go to a brilliant first event for Knysna.
The ever-innovative Knysna Rotary Club who raises many, many thousands annually for charity and Knysna, had organised a Schools Choir Festival at Concordia Primary School which turned out to be something that we who live downtown had never experienced before: eight schools were represented and up to 50 youngsters on stage at any one time sang and danced their hearts out, all dressed in matching school uniforms – and what confidence, what strong voices and what synchronisation with their movements. It was something to get the heart racing and the finale when all the choirs gathered together on stage to sing the national anthem was very emotional. The sets by Percy Mdala and Concordia schools were very special. And all this in little old Knysna!
In my opinion the Celtic Festival is the best event in Knysna but this ran it very close! If these children are the future of this town, and they are, we should be proud and confident that we are in good hands.
Let us hope that the organiser Joan Huskisson and her team make it an annual event, and if it is, don’t miss it next year!