Cape Town Opera’s Youth Development and Education Department hosted the newly formed Gauteng Schools Youth Choir for two days of workshops, under the guidance of Neville Smith. The 35 singers are from various schools in Gauteng.
On the first day, the team hosted an ABC Motsepe South African School Choral Eisteddfod Workshop and day 2 covered the basic foundation for singers to elevate their performance to Sing Like a Pro!
The team for day 1:
Jodie Khan (soprano, CTO Chorus member)
Nonhlanhla Mtirara (mezzo-soprano, CTO YDE Coordinator))
Tylor Lamani (tenor)
Lwazi Dlamini (bass-baritone, CTO Young Artist)
Ian Bothma (pianist)
The team for day 2:
Opera, Oratorio, Choral Music: Jodie Khan (CTO Chorus Member)
Musical Theatre: Van Wyk Venter (CTO Young Artist)
Popular Music: Lusibalwethu Sesanti (CTO Chorus Member)
Traditional African Music: Luvo Rasemeni (CTO Chorus Member)
Pianist: Vanessa Philips
The choir was supported by staff from the Gauteng Education Department and the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation.