WELCOME TO Tshwane (Capital City) South Africa!
This is in celebration of the 10th edition of the World Choir Games that began on July 4 in Tshwane until 14.
Performances will be held at various venues across the city, including the University of Pretoria, Pretoria Boys High School and the State Theatre.
30 years of Interkultur– it’s for the first time the Games take place on the African Continent, were more than 300 choirs across the globe will gather on the African Soil- to inspire, ululate and stomp until our ‘Big Fives’ roar in appreciation.
All amateur choirs worldwide will for the next 11 days meet singers from other parts of the globe in competitions, at friendship concerts and major singing projects.
They experience at first hand the atmosphere, the very special spirit and character of South African choral music, share their common passion for singing and get inspired by each other.
World Choir Games is made up of 27 categories, including children’s choirs, mixed youth, pop and ensembles, gospel, male and female, as well as universities and colleges.
SA’s celebrated icon Mme Sibongile Khumalo who has been tasked to head the artistic committee, said celebrating the 10th anniversary of the games in the country was affirmation that South Africa was being taken seriously across the globe.
“This is proof that we also need to take ourselves seriously. It is not just about the world seeing that we are talented and have what it takes to host these games, but also about how we see ourselves as a country,” she said.
“I am looking forward to seeing people appreciate their upbringing and culture through music,” she said.
“For me that is just beautiful and having to experience that by people of different cultures and backgrounds is out of this world.
“However, people will get to experience all types of music.”
The popular Sun Arena- Pretoria hosted the opening ceremony last night July 4, and will close the closing ceremony on 14. Both events are limited to invitation only.
Tickets available at Nutickets.