On Friday 14 September the audience will be treated to the full spectrum of young voices when Prestige Concert 2012 is presented by The Eastern Cape Junior Children’s Choir (ECjCC) in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Youth Choir (ECYC) in the Dutch Reformed Church, Summerstrand. This concert is the annual showcase of the exquisite voices and sound of the Eastern Cape regional choirs.
Principals and choir teachers of the schools represented in these choirs, sponsors, VIP’s and friends of the choirs are traditionally invited to this prestigious event. Previous members of all choirs are invited to attend the concert.
A new feature this year is the visiting South Cape Children’s Choir (SCCC) a regional children’s choir from the Garden Route, under leadership of Jan-Erik Swart, who will share the stage with the ECjCC and the ECYC. The SCCC regularly undertake overseas concert tours. In 2011 they performed in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium and currently they are planning their concert tour of the United States of America during 2013.
The SCCC recently attained GOLD at the ATKV Animato Regional Competition. They will take part in the final round at the Hugo Lamprechts Theater in Cape Town at the end of September 2012.
The ECjCC, under leadership of Hanlie Young, represents the youngest group of choristers taking part, aged 6 – 10 years. The SCCC choristers will represent the 9 – 13 year age group, while members of the ECYC will cover ages 13 to 18 years. The ECjCC annually presents the Bamba Choir Festival for junior school choirs. In 2011 they hosted and shared the stage with the Stellenbosch University Choir, while in March 2009, shortly after their founding, the ECjCC performed with the visiting Estonian TV Children’s Choir – even participating in the mass item, a song sung in Estonian!
A variety of music will be presented, ranging from classical music to traditional Cape-Malay and Xhosa folk songs.
The audience will be delighted to hear popular local soprano, Liske Potgieter, performing as soloist.
The concert will culminate in the mass choir with all choristers from all three participating choirs taking part.
For more information visit the ECjCC website, www.ecjcchoir.com or contact chairperson, Susan Coetzer, at 082 781 2428.
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