An exceptional joint concert by die Kimberley Children’s Choir and the North-West University (NWU) School of Music will take place on Friday 30 May 2014 at 18:30 at the William Humphreys Art Gallery in Kimberley. The concert is presented by the Northern Cape Premier’s Education Trust Fund.
The Kimberley Children’s Choir will start the concert with items in Latin, Afrikaans, French, Swahili and isiZulu. It is their last performance as preparation for the ATKV Choral Competition.
Lecturers and students of the NWU School of Music will then perform solo works for soprano, tenor, violin, piano, trumpet, trombone, and brass ensemble. Four of the performers hail from Kimberley: Daniel Sithole (trumpet), Monnapule Pholoane (tenor), Tshiamo Oor (French horn), all first-year students, and Ms Yvonne-Marié Brand (trumpet), who joined the NWU in July 2013 as brass lecturer. Ms Brand received instruction from Faan Malan at the Kimberley Academy for Music (KAM) and also sang in the Kimberley Children’s Choir. Later on she was also a lecturer at the KAM before moving to Cape Town for her postgraduate studies. Other staff members who will also perform at the concert are Ms Antoinette Olivier (soprano) and Dr Tinus Botha (piano).
The concert will close with a joint item by the Kimberley Children’s Choir and Pioneer Brass from the NWU (photo above). Staff members of the NWU will be available after the concert to speak with prospective students and their parents / teachers about music study at the Conservatory in Potchefstroom. Representatives from the Premier’s Education Trust Fund will also be present with information on bursaries for tertiary study.
Tickets for the concert will be available at the entrance at R50 for adults and R30 for pensioners and learners. The concert will be 75 minutes long, without intermission.