Udumo: A Celebration of Choral Harmony

Date: 22 Oct 2023

Time: Sun 6pm

Venue address:
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch

Tel: 082 320 6338

The details

UDUMO Western Cape brings together four incredible mass choirs, each consisting of over 200 singers, comprising a primary school choir, two high school choirs, and an adult choir, all performing under the guidance of world-class expert conductors. The highlight of the event is the breath-taking assembly of a 1000-singer combined mass choir, delivering carefully selected pieces to showcase the rich diversity of our
nation and honour the essence of choral music in the South African DNA.

The event features an outstanding line-up of choirs, each bringing their unique musicality and energy to the stage. Participating choirs
include Blouberg International School Senior Choir, Cape Choral Academy, Laerskool Courtrai Primary School Senior Choir, Curro, Century City Senior Choir, Laerskool Fanie Theron Primary , Rallim Pre- Prep Secondary Choir, Brackenfell High School Choir, Eersterivier South Youth Choir, Harry Gwala High School Choir, Tygerberg High school Boys & Girls’ Choir, Zolani Youth Choir, Hoërskool Durbanville Koor, Makupula High School Choir, Rustenburg, Girls' High School Choir, Amici de Lumine Choir, Harmonius Chorale, Joyful Harmonies , Vivox Voices and The Winelands Chamber Choir.

The primary school mass choir is conducted by the renowned Michaelangelo Cloete, while the two high school mass choirs are led
by the exceptional Linda Claassen and Jan Megan Thorne. The adult mass choir are expertly guided by Monde Mdingi. Moreover, a combined mass choir is led by the talented Xander Kritzinger and Maria Rademan Viviers. The event's pinnacle is the awe-inspiring 1000-singer choir, singing the UDUMO anthem directed by CCNF Artistic Programme Director of Group Projects, Bernard Krüger.

UDUMO Western Cape marks the final instalment of a series of three UDUMO events held across South Africa this year. The previous events
in Gauteng and KZN received enthusiastic acclaim, with audiences passionately engaging with the music and experiencing the unifying power of choral harmony. UDUMO Western Cape promises an unforgettable evening, celebrating South African spirit through music, talent, and heart.

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