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CHOIR 2015

 

Choir Captain:  Simanye Madolo

Vice Captain:    Sesona Bay

Conductor       Mr S. Mkhize

 


 

Conducted by Mr S. Mkhize, choir is one of VG’s prized co-curricular activities. The main aims of the choir are to develop a passion for music, create a place for expressing the music in your heart, and to expand one’s vocal range.  A number of very successful concerts were held in 2014 celebrating the opening of the new music school.  The choir is one of VG’s most identifiable assets and has recorded three separate CDs.  They have completed two successful European tours.

Practices occur twice a week for the Senior and Junior choir respectively, but in the run up to a performance additional practice times are arranged.

 


2015 REPORT

Captain: Sisanda Ncetani

Vice Captain: Amanda Somyalo

Teacher-in-Charge: Mr S. Mkhize

Senior Choir Head: Mr S. Mkhize

Junior Choir Head: Ms J. Smith

For choir this year has been filled with excitement, fun and a lot of hard work. The year came with a slight change - the Junior Choir was headed by Miss Smith and they practised on their own every Monday and joined with the seniors on Wednesdays. This was definitely innovative, because Miss Smith brought with her a different music taste, giving the choir variety and flexibility.

We started the year off with a successful performance of Stainers' Crucifixion where we collaborated with Ntsika High School and guest soloists namely, Khumbulani Ntabeni, Charles Antrobus and our ever young Peter Breeztke who was our accompanist. Our relationship with Ntsika High School didn't end there, as we performed 'Bawo Thixo Somandla' with their basses at our Founders' Weekend Concert in the Park. We then participated in the Annual Masicule Festival, which this year was held at City Hall, and as always, was electrifying. The DSG/SAC music festival followed at which VGHS was well represented.

We also travelled to Mthatha during the VGHS marketing weekend for a performance which was immensely enjoyed by our Mthatha parents, families, old girls and friends.  We left the community of Grahamstown stunned when we opened the Schools' Festival, in July, with a prolific piece Iza Ngomso, Come Tomorrow; we then sang with the school at the Prizegiving evening - once again wowing the crowd. 

The choir has worked extremely hard to make sure that these performances were a great success - a big thank you definitely goes to them. Our VG family including our parents and friends have always given us a tremendous amount of support; and this year was that and more. A big thank you goes to Mr Mkhize, Ms Smith and the entire school for making 2015 a successful year for the choir. 



 
 

2013 Gospel Goes Classical Concert

 

 

Mr Mkhize the Maestro

 

 

 

The 2011 Touring choir with conductor Sibu Mkhize

 

 

 

Mr Mkhize with the VGHS choir

 

 

 

The VG Choir records their CD

 

 

 

 

The choir in action

 

 

 

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