Arts, Culture & Heritage

CoJ to host the 6th Annual Joburg Choral Festival on 21 May 

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CoJ to host the 6th Joburg Choral Festival on 21 May

The Annual Joburg Choral Festival is back for a 6th edition and it will be hosted at the Joburg Theatre (Mandela Theatre) on Sunday, May 21, between 10am and 4pm.   The event will be recorded and streamed for audiences who are not able to attend.

Featuring  some of the most exciting choral voices in the country, the festival promises a scintillating experience of choral and classical music. The Joburg Choral Festival prides itself in the promotion and preservation of this beautiful artform and ensuring that the choral music lovers continue to feast on its delectable sounds.

The Joburg Choral Music Festival is an initiative of the City of Joburg’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Department and it is aimed at stimulating broad interest, participation and support for this unique musical genre.  Since its inception this festival has annually featured over 600 singers from diverse backgrounds, who  gather annually to thrill Joburg audiences with the very best choral music performances. Since its inception in 2017, the Annual Joburg Choral Festival has attracted singers from various communities all over South Africa.

“We are excited as a City to play the important role of supporting this marginalized genre of music to ensure that it doesn’t die. As a leading City for creative platforms in the Country, we are proud to bring this phenomenal festival” Cllr Lubabalo Magwentsu, MMC for Community Development

The festival provides an opportunity for diverse singers to share their musical experience and delight the audience with innovative versions of some of South Africa’s much loved cultural songs. Choral music revellers are in for a treat this year, each choir and soloists will render two items one prescribed song accompanied by an orchestra and a song of their choice to showcase the wealth of traditional South African compositions. The festival will also be graced by Solo performances as well as a quartet to delight the audiences.

Leading soloists such as Delisile Mahlangu, Timothy Sehau, Thulisile Mndzebele and Nkosingiphile Lubisi will participate in the event.  World renowned Soprano artist, Khayakazi Madlala is the guest Soloist for this year’s event

“The Month of May is historic for the continent of Africa because of the significance of Africa Day in which many cities across the length and breadth of the African continent will showcase the wealth of our cultural, political and social heritage. The City of Johannesburg will make its contribution through the Choral Music Festival” said Vuyisile Mshudulu, Director- Arts, Culture and Heritage

This year, for the first time in the history, the festival will feature choirs from outside the City of Johannesburg – one from KwaZulu Natal and another from the Eastern Cape.  The concert is expected to end on a high note with soloists coming together to perform as a quartet and ending with the national anthem.

To be part of this great event, get your tickets on webtickets   for R50 per ticket. The event will also be streamed on the Joburg Culture social media platforms and the date will be announced on the same platforms.

For more information go to Joburg Theatre

 

Issued on Behalf of the City of Joburg by:

Pundit Projects

Matlapulana Ragoasha

084 604 5120

matla@maijawe.com