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Photos: NWU Choir shows why they sing

The North-West University Choir showcased their immeasurable talent and versatile repertoire with a memorable concert titled “Why We Sing” at the NWU Conservatory on Saturday, 25 November.

The North-West University Choir showcased their immeasurable talent and versatile repertoire with a
memorable concert titled “Why We Sing” at the NWU Conservatory on Saturday, 25 November.
It was a special performance from this choir on the eve of their departure for Europe as part of an exciting European concert tour they are undertaking in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France from 29 November to 18 December.

The conductor of the North-West University Choir, Kobus Venter, led his choir with consummate ease through various musical genres that not only showed the diverse nature of South Africa through music but also touched on the power of music and its impact.

Photos: Wouter Pienaar

“Why We Sing” focused on praise, South African culture, Christmas, and select fun and entertaining pieces in the hour-long concert, including spellbinding performances of “Into the Light” by Richard Burchard, “Luadate Dominum” by Levente Gyöngyösi, “Indonga zeJerikho by Sabelo
Mthembu and “O Holy Night” by Michael McGlynn, among others.

The highlight was the rendition of “Why We Sing” by Joshua Shank, which epitomised the theme of the concert and illustrated the various vocal ranges of this choir. The crowd applauded after every song and was really appreciate.
This programme will also show in Europe on the upcoming tour.
Parents, friends and local choir enthusiasts thus got a first taste of what Europeans can look forward
to from this Potch-based university choir.

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