|Human Rights Concert|
The Gauteng Choristers celebrate Human Rights Day with a glorious two-day choral concertPOSTPONED FOR NOW!
Human Rights day is upcoming on 21 March. The Gauteng Choristers, alongside a 53-piece Orchestra, will commemorate the role of struggle stalwarts and the church with two cantatas performed on 20 – 21 March 2020 at the Linder Auditorium at the Wits Education Campus in Parktown.
The two-day concert, organised by non-profit organisation The Senene Development Foundation, features cantatas from two renowned composers in the classical choral music industry: Ihubo 47 by Qinisela Sibisi on the 20 March and Zizi Lethu, by Phelelani Mnomiya on 21 March. Conducted by Sidwell Mhlongo, both cantatas draw on the union of voices and orchestra and feature soloists Given Nkosi (Tenor), North West Serenaders soloist Kamohelo Tsotetsi (Baritone), Kananelo Sehau (Tenor), Nombuso Ndlandla (Soprano), Tsekiso Moloi (Mezzo-Soprano) and the 2012 Standard Bank Young Artist Award in Music winner and international sensation Kelebogile Besong (Soprano).
Ihubo 47 by Qinisela Sibisi is a 7-part Psalm that broadly narrates the church’s role in the fight against human oppression.
Zizi Lethu, by Phelelani Mnomiya, honours our freedom fighters who made invaluable contributions towards South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994.
With 20 years of conducting the Gauteng Choristers and a career in both choir and solo roles, as well as adjudication, Mhlongo brings the richness of experience to the choir that these two works require to reach their full magnificent potential.
"This concert is very special for me because this year I am celebrating 20 years as conductor of Gauteng Choristers. It is going to be a fantastic experience for the audience on both days," says Conductor Sidwell Mhlongo.
The project in alignment with The Senene Development Foundation’s purpose of promoting, protecting and preserving African arts, culture and heritage fuses vintage classical music with contemporary lifestyle aesthetics. The event includes a lifestyle experiential area which will exhibit a range of proudly black South African wine brands, a gin bar, as well as a whiskey & cigar lounge, set to allow an atmosphere to network and engage.
Media Partners, SAfm will record and broadcast the festivities of the 2-day concert, making it accessible to classical and choral music aficionados internationally, through their online streaming platform & audio bouquet.
Tickets are available at Computicket, with prices ranging from R200 per concert for a general access ticket and R400 per concert for a VIP ticket.
Two-day pass tickets are also available at discounted prices.
Limited seats are available.
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Opening Night of the Human Rights Concert
Friday 20 March, 7pm.
Linder Auditorium, 27 St Andrews, Parktown, Johannesburg
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