e’Bosch Secondary School Choir Festival

Members of the eBosch School Choir.

A total of eight secondary schools will take part in the annual e’Bosch School Choir Festival today, Wednesday September 19, at 7pm, at the Stellenbosch Town Hall.

The school choirs will, among others, sing songs dedicated to late President Nelson Mandela in recognition of his centenary, as well as a specially composed e’Bosch song.

The Stellenbosch secondary schools participating this year are Calling Academy, Cloetesville Secondary School, Khayamandi High School, Lückhoff Secondary School, Paul Roos Gymnasium, Rhenish Girls High, Stellenbosch High School and Stellenzicht Secondary School.

This is the seventh consecutive year that this flagship event of the e’Bosch Heritage Project will be presented, which due to the large number of children involved, had to be split up into primary and secondary school concerts.

The e’Bosch Primary School Choir Festival with 22 schools participating already took place on Saturday August 25, at Coetzenberg Centre.

The Stellenbosch e’Bosch Heritage Project is one of the most unique movements of its kind in the country, and hosts some 30 events during September, culminating in the Festival of Talents at Jan Marais Park on Saturday September 29.

Almost all the neighbourhoods or “dorpies” of the district participate in this, including Cloetesville, Devon Valley, Idas Valley, Jamestown, Kayamandi, Klapmuts, Kylemore, Lanquedoc, Pniel, Raithby, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch Central and the farm communities.

Entry to the festival is free. Contact Carol Lakay at 079 857 5158 or admin@ebosch.co.za for more information.