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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Entries for Choir Festival invited

SING: The inaugural Choir Festival competition is scheduled to take place on July 28. SING: The inaugural Choir Festival competition is scheduled to take place on July 28.

Students and staff members are invited to enter CPUT’s inaugural Choir Festival competition, which will be held on July 28.

Great cash prizes are up for grabs for the winning choirs and the local organising committee has its sleeves rolled up to ensure a successful competition.

The core objective of the competition is to revive the culture of choral music in promoting cultural diversity and social cohesion in a unitary institution. It is also aimed at creating a balance between the academic environment and social activities for the purpose of nation building through music.  

The competition is open to both students and staff members, who have to form a choir consisting of a minimum of four members and a maximum of fifteen choristers.  

All logistical arrangement for the competition are fully funded by the National Lottery Commission.

To enter, interested choirs have to register by July 19.

The Choir Festival competition will be held on July 28 at the Major Sports Hall on the Bellville camps from 6pm to 10 pm.

It will be adjudicated by independent and professional judges that will impartially allocate points according to the quality of presented music.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three choirs. The prizes are:

1st Prize - Trip to Namibia Cultural Festival (All expenses covered)

2nd Prize - R 5000

3rd Prize - R3000

Registration forms are available from DSA offices or can be requested from

Written by Ilse Fredericks


Provides coverage for the Health and Wellness Sciences and Informatics and Design Faculties.