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Saturday, October 25, 2008


KZN to feature in 2008 National Choral Eisteddfod Championships in Pretoria on October 25 and 26.

The South African Post Office (Sapo) is hosting the 2008 National Choral Eisteddfod Championships at the Pretoria State Theatre on October 25 and 26 from 10h00.

This prestigious event, a joint initiative between Sapo and the South African Choral Music Association (SACMA), has been running for five years and creates unequalled excitement among the choral music lovers in South Africa.

During the two day event, 58 choirs and small ensembles from Limpopo, Northern Cape, Gauteng, Western Cape, Mpumalanga, North West Province, Eastern Cape, the Free State and Kwa Zulu Natal will compete. The competition offers a variety of cash prizes, with a total of R1,2 million on offer in the provincial and national championships which comprise the competition.

According to Khumbu Ndebele from Sapo: “Sapo sponsors this event as part of its ongoing commitment to community involvement and Corporate Social Responsibility. The event is the culmination of weeks of provincial competition, and is supported by Sapo employees and communities alike. It also happens to coincide with World Post Month - wonderful opportunity to remind all South African’s of the importance of staying connected, whether it be through new technologically enabled options, the simple letter delivered on a bicycle, or even the universal language of music.

“Those who attend this lively event will be treated to the greatest sounds of Africa,” Khumbu Ndebele continues, “with performances ranging from the western classical idiom to our own African choral and traditional folkloric expressions. This two-day musical extravaganza promises to showcase the best of the best and is not to be missed.”

More information from Lungile Lose, General Manager: Communications, South African Post Office on 012 401 7704.