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George Campus

11/09/2014

An enchanting evening of celebration and song enjoyed by some 400 guests!  The second annual spring concert hosted by the NMMU George Campus Choir on 6 September 2014 saw the Civic Centre of George being transformed into a fantasy world of lights, flowers  and feathers, complimented with beautiful music! 

Our NMMU George Campus Choir was host to four other choirs – the talented Ad Astra Choir from Oudtshoorn, the Thembalethu High School Choir from George, the Lawaai Methodist Church Choir and the choir of the University of Cape Town (UCT) which gave a guest performance as part of their spring tour.  An array of genres was covered – from classical songs, to gospel music; from golden oldies to more modern songs and traditional music.

Prof Quinton Johnson, Campus Principal of the NMMU George Campus who is also spearheading the NMMU George choir’s development welcomed the guest and announced his vision for a Performing Arts Centre for the campus. The master of ceremonies, Mr Morne Pietersen, the Station Manager of Eden FM, emphasised that music has the power to bring people together as it “speaks a universal language” which everyone is able to enjoy.

A standing ovation, and an irresistible urge to join in song confirms that the choirs set an enviable standard and that this event has great potential to become an annual competition and a sought after forum for choirs to showcase their talents.

NMMU George Campus choir

NMMU George Campus choir

Ad Astra Choir from Oudtshoorn

Ad Astra Choir from Oudtshoorn

Thembalethu High School Choir from George

Thembalethu High School Choir from George

Lawaai Methodist Church Choir

Lawaai Methodist Church Choir 

The choir of the University of Cape Town (UCT)

The choir of the University of Cape Town (UCT) 

Contact information
Ms Alet van Tonder
Manager: Marketing & Corporate Relations
Tel: 27 44 801 5098
alet.vantonder@mandela.ac.za