Wits Choir wowed audiences in Namibia and the Eastern Cape last month. Now it’s Jozi’s turn to hear them at the Wits Choir Gala Concert on October 24.
The Wits Choir Gala Concert is an event that their fans eagerly await every year. It is the culmination of the year’s hard work and a joy to chorister and audience member alike. They will be performing the repertoire which they are renowned for – music from South Africa and from the continent with favourites such as Ntakana ntyilo-ntyilo, a isiXhosa folksong, Gebed by Afrikaans poet Koos du Plessis and Alleluia by Malawian composer, Fr Emmanuel Mlenga.
Some new songs have been added to the repertoire and they are, amongst others, Dream for Africa by Namibian composer Engelhardt Unaeb, a Swahili song, Je! Wajua, Yesu anipenda and Bright Blue’s Weeping.
A fresh addition to the concert line-up this year will be the appearance of the newly formed Young Wits Choir. This younger sibling of the 54-year-old Wits Choir was established in 2013 and this will be their first appearance at this prestigious concert.
The Choir, whose diverse membership is drawn from a multitude of cultures, nationalities, occupations and ages, understands the value of hard work and discipline. The choir is indisputably dedicated to the advancement of a spirit of reconciliation and transformation in South Africa. Through the example they set, choir members serve as ambassadors of Wits University and South Africa both when at home and abroad.
Date: Saturday 24 October
Venue: Wits Great Hall, East Campus,
University of the Witwatersrand, Yale Rd, Braamfontein
R40 children, pensioners, Wits staff and Wits students
Available on line at www.webtickets.co.za
R45 children, pensioners, Wits staff and Wits students
Available at the door