Choir games start

Left:The Neuer Kammerchoir, from Berlin.

To open season two of the Endler Concert Series, in the spirit of the World Choir Games, presents three choirs: Neuer Kammerchor (Berlin), Simon Estes Choir (Khayelitsha), and Amici De Lumine youth choir (Cape Town), on Saturday July 21, at 8pm, in the Endler Hall, Stellenbosch.

In 2018, for the first time ever, the 10th edition of the World Choir Games (an “Interkultuur” event) will happen on the African continent in Tshwane.

The World Choir Games is where amateur choirs of the world are invited for 11 days to meet singers from all over the world in competitions, at Friendship Concerts and major singing projects.

Here they experience the very special spirit and character of South African choral music, share their common passion for singing and get inspired by each other.

As part of their South African tour to the World Choir Games, the Neuer Kammerchor will be touring to Stellenbosch to continue their choral exchange.

This choir is made up of music students from the University of the Arts Berlin, trained singers and other members with many years of choral experience.

The Neuer Kammerchor will feature in the first half of the concert singing works by Monteverdi, Reger, Whitacre and Mäntyjärvi’s Four Shakespeare songs, among others.

After interval they will be joined by two local choirs – the Simon Estes Choir, and the Amici De Lumine youth choir, and for a few combined items at the end of the concert.

Tickets are R140, and R100 for students and pensioners, and are available from Computicket and at the door.

For more information on this and upcoming events, contact Fiona Grayer at or 021 808 2358.