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Wednesday, June 12, 2019


(Kearsney College Choir’s folklore group)

Kearsney College Choir will present Indumezulu: A Celebration of Voices on June 20, 2019.

Billed as a fabulous evening of rich voices and diverse song, Indumezulu: A Celebration of Voices will celebrate 25 years of South African energy, marking the historic year in which South Africa’s first democratic election was held. It also marks the year in which Kearsney College’s acclaimed choir was born.

(Right: Seb Goldswain)

The school’s choir will entertain, together with some of its distinguished old boy musicians – including Seb Goldswain who opened for George Ezra when he toured South Africa and Jono Johansen, a finalist in The Voice South Africa’s first season. Both have carved their careers in the music industry.

Other participating old boys include a doctor on international cruise liners, a music law lawyer, a sports scientist and winner of London’s Eltham College music contest and possibly a former international rugby star. The music will vary from instrumental and classical to folklore, pop and massed choir numbers.

There will also be guest appearances at this one-night-only celebration from Angela Stevens, founder of the choir and Kearsney’s director of music from 1994 to 2008, as well as Bernard Kruger, Kearsney’s dynamic choir master from 2009 to 2015.

The Kearsney College choir is synonymous with vibrant, energetic performances and slick, professional productions. Under the baton of current director of music Marshell Lombard, with its signature blend of classical, pop and indigenous music, it has built up a large international following and has won 15 gold and seven silver medals at the World Choir Games (the Olympics for Choirs) since 2000.

Bookings are through Quicket.