10th World Choir Games:
The Kearsney College Choir is eagerly awaiting the 10th World Choir Games to be held in Tshwane in June/July 2018. Hard work has gone into perfecting the repertoire for the competition and it is especially exciting to be competing on home soil.
Before the Games, the Choir will take part in the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
The Kearsney College Choir has become
synonymous with vibrant, energetic performances and slick, professional
productions. With its signature blend of classical, pop and indigenous music,
the choir has built up a large international following of appreciative
International Awards and Experience
The Kearsney choir boasts a long list of accolades,
including 13 Gold medals and 6 Silver medals at the World Choir Games (the
Olympics for Choirs) between 2000 and 2014. The choir was awarded the “Prize of
the City of Vienna” at the 33rd International Youth and Music Festival in
Vienna, as well as 1st prizes in various international choral competitions in
Hong Kong, Germany and Austria.
At the 7th World Choir Games in Cincinnati, USA (July
2012), the choir was crowned World Champions in Scenic folklore for the third
time. At the World Choir Games in Latvia (2014), the choir won the Scenic Pop
category and won the Champion title once again, as well as gold medals for the
Folklore and Young Male Choir competitions.
July 2017, the Kearsney College Choir returned from the 10th Orientale
Concentus International Choral Festival in Singapore with two Gold
medals. The Choir won the Folklore Category with a score of 92.2 (Gold
Grade 1). No other Choir earned a Grade 1 Gold in any category at the
Festival. In their second category (B2 (Equal voices – Youth), the Choir
finished second with a score of 81.3. This earned them a Gold (Grade III). In
November 2017 the Kearsney College Choir who were announced by the
international organisation, INTERKULTUR, to be ranked the 12th best choir in