Choir festival at Coetzenburg

A scene from last years eBosch School Choir Festival.

Six-hundred primary and secondary school pupils from 21 schools will take part in the e’Bosch School Choir Festival on Saturday September 14, at 3pm at the Coetzenburg Sport’s Centre.

Entry to the event is free.

“The 21 schools have been divided into five clusters of four or five schools per cluster. Each cluster will perform two pieces followed by a mass choir item where all five clusters unite in song,” says festival project manager, Brent Reynolds.

“The Stellenbosch University Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Pamela Kierman, will perform as well as accompany the mass choir item which e’Bosch has commissioned from local composer, conductor and teacher, Xander Kritzinger. He has composed a work titled The United Light which will serve as the “e’Bosch Song” sung at every edition of this festival. Xander will also conduct the mass choir item at this year’s festival,” says Brent.

The 18 primary schools taking part are AF Louw, Cloetesville, Devon Valley, Pieter Langeveldt, Ikaya, Dalabuhle, Groendal, Wes Eind, Wemmershoek, Bridge House, JJ Rhode, Klapmuts, Joostenberg, Vlottenburg, Raithby, Weber Gedenk, Dorothea Special School, and Simondium.

The three secondary schools participating this year are Cloetesville, Lückhoff, and Stellenzicht.

RSVP to admin@ebosch.co.za by Friday September 13.

Contact Fiona Grayer at 021 808 2358 or concerts@sun.ac.za for more information.