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The NMMU Wind Symphony from Port Elizabeth will join the NMMU George Campus Choir in hosting the campus’ much anticipated annual Spring Concert in George.  The event, which will be presented in the NG Moederkerk on Saturday, 17 October, will also include performances by top choirs from the region, such as the South Cape Children’s Choir, the choirs from the Thembalethu and Imizamo Yethu secondary schools, and the George Male Voice Choir.


Preparations for the performance have begun under the guidance of Music Director and NMMU Music Alumnus, Jan-Erik Swart, who has taken a number of choirs in the region under his wing, including the NMMU George Campus Choir. 

This year the NMMU Wind Symphony under the baton of NMMU woodwind lecturer Gareth Williams, will add another dimension to the concert, with a varied programme guaranteed to entertain all ages. Williams, who has worked both nationally and internationally in the live performance and music industry has been conducting and directing ensembles for over 20 years. He currently teaches clarinet and saxophone at NMMU and has been conducting the NMMU Wind Symphony since the beginning of the year.  

Prof Quinton Johnson, NMMU George Campus Principal, has expressed his delight at the vocal development of the NMMU George Campus choir and their exciting, more inclusive repertoire which adds to their universal appeal.  He has also welcomed the participation by a diverse range of excellent choirs, as well as the excellent NMMU Wind Symphony, which set to take the NMMU George Spring Concert to a new level.

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

Tickets for the NMMU George Spring Concert sell at R80 for adults and R50 for pensioners, students and scholars.  It can be purchased upfront from the NMMU George Campus Cashiers (Admin Building) on weekdays between 08:00 and 15:30 (from Thursday, 8 Oct).  Electronic deposits can also be made into the NMMU’s bank account (SBSA; Branch Code: 050417; Account Nr: 080263011; Reference: NMMU George Concert). NMMU George Spring Concert should be used as the reference when making electronic payments, but kindly call the university upfront to establish if there is still space/tickets available before doing so, and to reserve a ticket.  Patrons should retain the deposit slip for entry purposes on the evening of the concert.

The concert starts at 17:30 (for 18:00) – 20:30. Refreshments will be on sale during the intermission.

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


The NMMU George Campus Choir is hard at work preparing for the upcoming Spring Concert on 17 October.  Some choir members have been pictured here with Music Director, Jan-Erik Swart (back).


For the first time ever the exquisite 45-person NMMU Wind Symphony will be joining the George Campus Choir in hosting the annual Spring Concert with other excellent choirs from the region.  A few members of the Orchestra have been captured here with Conductor Gareth Williams from NMMU (centre, second from left).


 The NMMU George Choir on YouTube 


The NMMU Wind Symphony on Soundcloud


Contact information
Ms Alet van Tonder
Manager: Marketing & Corporate Relations
Tel: 27 44 801 5098

Miss Alicia Maclean
MCR Intern
Tel: 044-801 5081