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Tuesday, April 22, 2014


After a successful choral music at the packed Carnival City’s Big Top Arena in October, music connoisseurs and lovers commended the Ekurhuleni Melting Pot Choral Festival.

A number of choral music ground-breaking events have been lined up as a build up to the National Competition in Ekurhuleni in October 2014. These will include the, KZN Melting Pot Choral Festival on April 27 followed by Mpumalanga Melting Pot Choral Festival on June 1.

“It is exciting to be back with this massive festival, the workshop will be an eye- opener for a lot of choirs in Mpumalanga because they will be working with top choral specialists and they can learn a lot and be competitive to match the standard of other professionals in the country” said Gcisa Mdlulwa, CEO of Melting Pot Arts Festival.

Celebrating 20 years of our democracy, through sound, that’ll melt your heart is the theme of the massive choral music festival that will be held in the Durban City Hall on Freedom Day, April 27, 2014. It will feature the crème de la crème of choral music in honour of one of South Africa‘s greatest sons O R Tambo, himself a former school choir member at St. Peters. He was first introduced to formal music at Embhobeni, which became a lifelong activity and a hobby. He was also a renowned choral music composer. Tambo will be honoured in style with choirs such as Durban Serenade, African Chorus, SA Chorus and Mayibuye IAfrica to mention a few.

The sounds of joy chorale and last year’s National Melting Pot Choral Music Festival inaugural winners, the Clermont Community Choir, will add to the potpourri of sing and dance that will feature the acclaimed KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra. Also in the blend to add further entertainment will be the raved Zakes Bantwini, Abanqobi and I Grandi Tenori.

The KZN – Melting Pot Choral Festival Tribute to OR TAMBO will be held on April 27 at the Durban City Hall from 11h00 till late. For more information: contact Otto Moloto of the Melting Pot Arts Festival on 082 220 0332 or email:

The National Ekurhuleni Melting Pot Choral Festival ‘’Tribute to O R Tambo will be held in Carnival City in Ekurhuleni on October 18 and 19, 2014.