Tshwane will reverberate with the sweet
melodies of more than 300 choirs when they participate in the World Choir Games
from 4 to 14 July 2018.
Tshwane will reverberate with the sweet melodies of more than 300 choirs when they participate in the World Choir Games from 4 to 14 July 2018.
This much-anticipated choral music extravaganza will coincide with the centenary celebration of human rights hero Nelson Mandela, and is expected to attract more than 16 000 participants from more than 60 countries to the city.
Choirs from Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Namibia will join Tshwane choirs as they take some time off from the World Choir Games competitions to rock your socks in a day of great entertainment at the Mayoral Legacy Concert, which celebrates African choirs.
The concert takes place on Sunday, 8 July at the Sun Arena Time Square at 17:00 – and everyone is welcome to join in a celebration of African melodies.
What makes this event unusual is that, instead of buying a ticket to attend, everyone is asked to bring a new pair of shoes or a blanket or a packed toiletry bag to gain entry. These gifts will be distributed to the neediest in our city.
Hosted by the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Solly Msimanga, and sponsored by Sun International, the event is set to become an annual signature event in the city. In keeping with the World Choir Games theme of building bridges through music, the Mayoral Legacy Concert emphasizes social cohesion and the creation of new bonds of friendship. The local choirs who join their African counterparts in the celebration will come from schools and communities, tertiary institutions and churches, with voices ranging across all ages.
If you’re planning to come to the Mayoral Legacy Concert, make sure you arrive at 16:00, donation in hand. All the goodies will be collected at the door.
More information on www.tshwane2018.org
Martin had a chat with Mayor Solly Msimanga about the concert. Listen below.
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