Eastern Cape Comes Second Place In SASCE 2017

Posted on Friday, 21 July 2017

By Siya Vena

Category: Latest News

The Eastern Cape almost dominated the ABC Motsepe National South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod (SASCE) held in Randburg Gauteng on 4-7 July 2017 under the Theme, Celebrating the Centenary of OR Tambo through Music.

True to its heritage, the Eastern Cape hauled in 23 trophies, second only to KwaZulu-Natal which won three more trophies. Still the Eastern Cape came tops beating all provinces with the best female Soloist in Akhona Matshoba of Vuli Valley in a rendition in Mezzo-Soprano Alto Solo of the song Sthandwa Sam by T Tyamzashe, winning by a massive 88.50 points.

The following schools achieved 1st position in the various categories:

School

District

Conductor

Category

Position

 

Nolitha Special School

Alfred Nzo West (Mt Frere)

Ms Gwadiso

Own Choice Special Schools

1

Mayekiso

Amathole East (Butterworth)

Mr Malindi

Farm Schools

1

Usenathi

Chris Hani West (Queenstown)

Mr A Mgidi

Mixed Choirs Western

1

Imbasa

Nelson Mandela Metro (Port Elizabeth)

Ms Vara

Mixed Choirs Afrikaans

1

Imbasa

Nelson Mandela Metro (Port Elizabeth)

Ms Vara

AU Anthem

1

Mandela

OR Tambo Inland (Mthatha)

Mr M Pama

Enoch Sontonga Song

1

Rocklands

Nelson Mandela Metro

Ms Veli

Sextet, Farm Schools

1

Rocklands

Nelson Mandela Metro (Port Elizabeth)

Ms Veli

SATB Chamber Choir, Farms schools

1

Nolitha

Alfred Nzo West (Mt Frere)

Ms Gwadiso

Own Choice Category, Special Schools

1

Vuli Valley

Amathole East (Butterworth)

Akhona Matshoba (Soloist)

Mezzo Soprano/ Alto Solo

1

 

The following schools came 2nd in various categories:

 

School

District

Conductor

Category

Position

Usenathi

Chris Hani West (Queenstown)

Mr A Mgidi

Recital of the Preamble to the Constitution of the Republic

2

Mandela

OR Tambo Inland (Mthatha)

Mr M Pama

Mixed Choir, African

2

Mali

OR Tambo Coastal (Lusikisiki)

 

Folklore

2

Sterkspruit

Joe Gqabi

Ms/r Kwinana

Mixed Choirs, Afrikaans

2

Zimele

OR Tambo Inland (Mthatha)

Mr Mjali

Female Voice

2

St Teresa

Joe Gqabi (Sterkspruit)

Ms T Dlepu

Mixed Choirs, African

2

Nzimankulu

Chris Hani West (Lady Frere)

Mr L Nyukwana

Folklore, Any Voice Combination, Izitibili

2

 

The following choirs came 3rd in their various categories:

 

School

District

Conductor

Category

Position

 

Sterkspruit

 

Joe Gqabi

 

Kwinana

 

AU Anthem

 

3

Zimele

OR Tambo Inland (Mthatha)

Mr Mjali

Mixed voices, Afrikaans

3

Nombulelo

Sarah Baartman (Grahamstown)

Mr Luvo Booi

Baritone/ Bass Solo

3

Cofimvaba

Chris Hani East(Cofimvaba)

Anelisa Nkqwiliso & Nomacebo Fetile

Duet, Laudiamus te RV589 by A Vivaldi

3

St Teresa

Joe Gqabi (Sterkspruit)

Ms T Dlepu

Recital of the Constitution of the Republic

3

St Teresa

Joe Gqabi (Sterkspruit)

Ms T Dlepu

SATB, Enoch Sontonga Song

3


The Department wishes to congratulate all choir conductors and choristers who represented the Eastern Cape Province in SASCE 2017. We wish you all the best for the future. The Department continues to work closely with all stakeholders in the Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) to promote music, culture and heritage in all schools.

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Zinzi commented on 02 Aug, 2017 07:36

Akhona Matshoba made everyone proud .This girl has such a wonderful big voice .She is an inspifation to many youngsters in this country.

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