Wits Choirs sing against Xenophobia

Wits Choirs sing against Xenophobia

21.04.2015  On Thursday 23 April, both the Wits Choir and the Young Wits Choir will present a concert at Wits Main Theatre to register the university’s protest against xenophobia and the abhorrent violence against foreigners.

The university has been involved in several events including marches on campus and the concert is part of that emphatic statement against xenophobia.

Wits Choirs membership is drawn from all over Africa and the world and its motto of ‘excellence through diversity’ is a lived manifesto inherent in our choice of members and our choice of repertoire. Given that, the Wits Theatre and Wits Choirs have decided to stage the concert as a stand against xenophobia and discrimination of any kind.

The repertoire for the evening’s show consists of music with origins in Africa including a folksong from Kenya, marching songs from Namibia, a song by Harry Belafonte which is based on a song from Guinea- Bissau and of course our own South African music.

The choirs are conducted by Choir conductor, Wits staff member and academic Dalene Hoogenhout.

The concert at the Wits Theatre, East Campus, Braamfontein, starts at 19h00 and admission is free.

Parking is available in Senate House; the entrance is on Jorissen Street, Braamfontein

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