The City of Tshwane Municipality (CTM) will be playing host to 300 choirs from Africa and the rest of the world. The World Choirs Games (WCG) are the choir version of the world cup. The CTM is the proud host of the first WCG to be held in Africa. The games will be held at the various venues in Tshwane. They begin on 4 to 14 July 2018. The Sun Arena Time Square, in Menlyn main, will be the main venue. The other venues are the Opera State Theatre, University of Pretoria, Z K Matthews Great Hall, UNISA, Pretoria Boys High and University of Pretoria (UP) St Albans Cathedral, serving as parallel venues for different competition categories.
WCG seek to bring people of the world together through the medium of music to forge friendships among participating national choirs. CTM, has invited the SMU Choir to play a leading role in the promotional drive of the WCG and also to compete in the competition categories. This is based not only on the confidence that the CTM has in the choir as the defending champions of Tshwane Choral Music Competition (TCMC). But also because the choir won TCMC in 2017 and successfully underwent a rigorous screening audition, which was conducted by WCG adjudicators.
SMU has been participating in the WCG Roadshows across the length and breadth of Tshwane. On Tuesday 3 July 2018, the SMU Choir, in SMU branded track suits, performed their trade mark song “Koloi ya tsamaya” at the Tshwane House, to a thunderous reception from staff of CTM and members of the Tshwane community attending the event. A flash mob advert was recorded which featured prominently on social media of SMU and CTM.
On Wednesday 4 July 2018, the choir will become the face of the country by welcoming, through the power of song and music, the international choirs arriving at OR Tambo International Airport. The choirs will be participating in the WCG.
On Sunday, 9 July 2018, the choir will be singing at the prestigious Mayoral Gala Dinner, at Sun Times Square Arena, Menlyn Main, holding the flag of SMU high, indeed.
On 11 July 2018 at 17h00, SMU and its choir will host a mini friendship concert at the Sports Centre. Two international choirs will participate in this mini friendship concert. The details of this mini concert will announced as soon as possible.
For more details about the WCG, please visit the https://www.interkultur.com/events/world-choir-games/tshwane-2018/
To purchase tickets, please click on: www.nutickets.co.za/