Cape Town Eisteddfod Prizegiving

Weekends are valuable.  But the Cape Town Eisteddfod Prize Giving Concert, tucked in at the end of the weekend of 10 August at 16:00 made it priceless. This concert organised by Sharon Bolger, Jill and Pieter Marais (part of the executive committee of the Cape Town Eisteddfod) is an extraordinary event. A few very best Eisteddfod entries from all of the schools in the Western Cape are invited to attend and perform and so audiences are treated to music that is truly inspirational. This year there were performances from 7 soloists and 4 schools – the Wynberg Girls’ High Choir, SACS High School Jazz Band, Durbanville High School Wind Band and the Hugo Lambrecht Senior Strings Band.  As Chairperson Sharon Bolger commented, it really is hard to believe that these performers are not professionals.

As mentioned our choir was invited to perform at this event. They won R1000 for the Most Outstanding Choir and were the only choir who were invited to perform.  They gave a stellar performance of “Venite Adoremus” and “Since you’ve been Gone.” Rachel Suttle accepted the award for the choir on their behalfGuitaristLayla Omar was also invited to perform Birds Flew over the Spire (Gary Ryan). She  won the H Mare Award for the Highest Mark in the Senior (Guitar) Section. Georgia Bailey, Robyn Burrows and Rachel Suttle recieved the Aviva Pelham Award for the best trio and Georgia won the Aviva Pelham Award for the best musical in the senior section.

We look forward to the next Choir performance, which will be at the Choir Festival at St George’s Cathedral on 22 September 2014 at 19h00.

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