Monday, July 23, 2007

Wits Choir guest of the King of Bafokeng

Up to date…
Since 1994, the Wits Choir is under the direction of Dalene Hoogenhoot, one of South African best choir conductors. The choir has traveled a lot and has always brought back in the country items from its culture-exchange. So far, the Choir as traveled to Argentina, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and last December in Szech Republic. Its repertoire is much diversified. The Choir performs traditional, classic, secular and spiritual songs in languages such as English, French, Spanish, Swahili, Latin, Xhosa, Zulu, Tswana, Afrikaans, Venda, Sutu and many others. Three words which may define the best this choir are; Unique, Melodious and Energetic. Apparently, one of its strength should be its multiculturalism and its racial embracement. The color of skin doesn’t matter in the choir. White, black, colored, Asians, and Africans constitute its members. Musically, this is one of the best choirs in the country. The Choir performs in academic meetings, international conferences, birthdays, weddings, funerals and all kind of functions. Wherever this choir goes, it portrays and reflects what should be the new multiracial South Africa.


Ijeoma Uche-Okeke said...

That's the great thing about music, it has no affiliations to race, colour or nationality. It just is. I am reminded of the choir that came to sing at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church a couple of weeks back, they came from Bloemfontein. It was beautiful, transcendent, up-lifting. I love classical music, and I particularly love spiritual music, from the Catholic Church specifically. The gregorian chants are just amazing. I would like to listen to the Wits choir one of these days. When I come back I certainly will. Opera is one of my faorite genres of music.

Susan Arthur said...

Adam, it's great that you're part of such a succesful group. I'm sure you learn many things about working in a team from being in the choir- something else to blog about. I'd love to be part of such a good choir but unfortunately my voice isn't quite good enough! You still have to let me know when the choir will be performing in JHB so I can come and listen

Valentin said...

Hey, Adam, what's happening?
The choir performances sound like a lot of fun!
Have you heard about any placement soon?
I wish you a lot of luck in that!