Choir Captain: Simanye Madolo
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Gospel Goes Classical Concert
Mr Mkhize the Maestro
The 2011 Touring choir
with conductor Sibu Mkhize
Mkhize with the VGHS choir
The VG Choir records their CD
The choir in action