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Tuesday, September 19, 2017


The annual senior choir concert at Emmanuel Cathedral this year will feature five schools from the greater Durban area. Under the theme A Song for World Peace, it takes place tomorrow (Wednesday September 20 at 18h00).

They will be uniting to show their support for the Denis Hurley Centre by presenting a special one-off early-evening concert of much-loved sacred, popular and choral music. Participating schools are: Thomas Moore Kloof, St Benedicts Pinetown, St Francis Mariannhill, and Maris Stella Berea. The music will again be complemented by learners from KwaThintwa School for the Deaf, which was founded by Archbishop Hurley.

The programme culminates with all choirs joining in to sing en masse, the beautiful English folk song, Oh Shenandoah. Guest of honour this year will be Monsignor Paul Nadal.

In 2012, a group of Grade 11 girls from Maris Stella visited the projects at the Cathedral, and were so impressed by the work with refugees, homeless and unemployed people, as well as those with HIV/AIDS, that they decided to do something to help. So they approached other schools in the greater Durban area to join them in a concert of sacred music.

Entry is free and all are welcome! A collection will be taken for the Denis Hurley Centre. Safe parking will be available behind the Cathedral from 17h30. Tea will be on sale after the concert.