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Ihlombe South African Choral Festival
Enjoy the Mandela Day weekend festivities with our very own Soweto Gospel choir in Cape Town
The Inaugural Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival which takes place internationally, will be visiting our Cape Town shores on 17 – 18 July 2009.
This festival is the biggest international choral gathering in South Africa. There are a total of 1050 participants, 6 concerts, 14 workshops and 14 choirs - all outstanding choirs form USA and South Africa.
The premise of the Ihlombe festival is to offer South African audiences an opportunity to hear the most diverse and exciting South African and American choral groups.
Each concert will have different choirs participating with their own music repertoire and conductors and will end with a South African piece learned at workshops and conducted by leading South African conductors.
2009 Ihombe Participants include:
Soweto Gospel Choir (Grammy Award winning choir) - Soweto, SA
Imilonji KaNtu Choral Society - Soweto, SA
Drakensberg Boys’ Choir - Winterton, SA
Morgan State University Choir - Baltimore, MD,
USA Pacific Boychoir (Grammy Award winning Choir) - San Francisco, CA,
USA Yale Whiffenpoofs celebrating their 100th Anniversary - New Haven, CT, USA
Symphony Choir of Johannesburg - Johannesburg, SA
Cenestra Male Choir - East Rand, SA
Chamber Choir of South Africa - East Rand, SA
Mpumalanga Youth Choir - Mpumalanga, SA
Stellenbosch Madrigal Singers - Stellenbosch, SA
Stellenbosch Konservatorium Vocal Ensemble – Stellenbosch, SA
Amy Biehl Foundation Choir - Guguletu, SA
The Fezeka High School Choir – Guguletu, SA
African Chord Melodies - Guguletu, SA
Beneficiaries are Melodi Music Trust, Amy Biehl Foundation and All Saints Blind Choir
Tickets can be bought through Computicket.
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