Change the world

George Campus

26/08/2014

Well-known music “maestro”, Jan-Erik Swart, has taken the NMMU George Campus Choir under his wing and has already commenced working with the choir, notably in preparation for the annual Spring Concert scheduled for Saturday, 6 September at the George Civic Centre.

Prof Quinton Johnson, NMMU George Campus Principal, is spearheading the Choir’s development as part of his vision for a Performing Arts Centre for Madiba’s university in the Garden Route / Southern Cape. 

Swart, who holds a Master’s degree in music from NMMU (M.Mus.– Choral Conducting), is known for his outstanding work as Director of Music for, amongst others, the South Cape Children’s Choir, the George Male Voice Choir, the Glenwood House Music Academy and other groups.

This former student of NMMU Music lecturer, Junita van Dijk, who has achieved excellent outcomes working with the internationally acclaimed NMMU Choir in Port Elizabeth, is assisting the NMMU George Campus Choir with their vocal development and a more inclusive repertoire which will contribute to their universal appeal.

Last year the NMMU George Choir hosted various choirs from the region at the George Civic Centre for a magnificent Spring Concert.  With a number of choirs again set to perform, including the well-known choir of the University of Cape Town (UCT), this year’s Spring Concert scheduled for 6 September promises to be yet another highlight on the cultural calendar.   

The master of ceremonies for the event will be Eden FM Manager, Morné Pietersen.

Tickets for the NMMU George Spring Concert sell at R40 for adults and R20 for students and scholars.  It can be purchased upfront from the NMMU George Campus Cashiers (Admin Building) on weekdays between 08:00 and 15:30.  Electronic deposits can also be made into the NMMU’s bank account (Standard Bank; Branch Code: 050417; Account Nr: 080263011; Reference: NMMU George Concert).  

NMMU George Concert should be used as the reference when making electronic payments, and patrons/guests should retain the deposit slip for entry purposes on the evening of the concert.

Tickets will also be on sale at the George Civic Centre on the evening of the event (Saturday, 6 September, from 17:00).  The concert starts at 17:30 (for 18:00) – 20:30.

Contact the NMMU George Marketing Department for further details (044 801 5111) about the concert.

NMMU George Campus choir

Last year the NMMU George Campus Choir enthralled guests who attended the spring concert at the George Civic Centre. 

 

George Campus choir 2014

The NMMU George Campus Choir utilises every opportunity to warmly welcome guests to the campus with their vocal talent.  The Campus Principal, Prof Quinton Johnson; Prof Edith Vries, the Director-General: Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (keynote speaker at a distinguished public lecture recently held at the NMMU George Campus), and members of the public were treated to extracts from the choir’s new repertoire prior to the start of the lecture.

Invite to Spring Convcert 2014

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