e’Bosch Schools Choir Festival 2018 biggest ever
Preparations for the e’Bosch Schools Choir Festival 2018, the largest gathering of school learners ever from Stellenbosch and Franschhoek to sing together, are well under way. Some 1000 primary and secondary school learners from a total of 32 schools are already hard at work in preparation for their respective concerts in August and September this year.
“It has been very rewarding to see the excitement of the learners at cluster rehearsals. Teachers and principals are giving this project their full support and commitment,” says Tarnia van Zitters, Project Manager for the e’Bosch Primary Schools Choir Festival.
“We will also celebrate the Nelson Mandela Centenary with a Song For Mandela, composed by Alun Francis. This work was written for Children’s Choir, Vocal Solo and Orchestra. The Stellenbosch University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, under direction of Pamela Kierman will accompany the mass choir with Terence Pietersen as soloist,” says Tarnia.
This is the 7th consecutive year that this flagship event of the e’Bosch Heritage Project is presented which due to the large number of children involved, had to be split into primary and secondary school concerts. The 23 primary schools taking part are: AF Louw, Cloetesville, Devon Valley, Pieter Langeveld, Rietenbosch, St Idas, Dalabuhle, Groendal, West Eind, Wemmershoek, Bridge House, JJ Rhode, St Vincent RC, Klapmuts, Joostenberg, Vlottenburg, Raithby, Weber Gedenk, Dorothea Special Needs, Nondzame, Pniel, PC Petersen and Simondium.
The 9 secondary schools participating this year are: Calling Academy, Cloetesville Secondary School, Khayamandi High School, Kylemore Secondary School, Lückhoff Secondary School, Paul Roos Gymnasium, Rhenish Girls High, Stellenbosch High School and Stellenzicht Secondary School.
Contact Carol Lakay at 079 857 5158 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the e’Bosch Schools Choir Festival.