The 5th edition of Masicule (Let’s Sing!) features the legendary vocal talents of Sibongile Khumalo as featured guest artist.
Sibongile Khumalo has won four South African Music Awards for her popular music and jazz recordings, and three FNB Vita Awards for her opera and concert work. In 2008 the President bestowed upon her the Order of Ikhamanga Silver for her contribution to South African music, and in 2009 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Rhodes University. She has been called “one of the greatest mezzo soprano voices of all time” and “South Africa’s first lady of song”, while former President Nelson Mandela declared her to be a “national treasure”.
Sibongile will sing with a massed choir made up of choristers from most of Grahamstown schools as well as adult choirs from the area. Upwards of 800 voices will combine in these goosebump-inducing performances.
In addition to the massed choir performances, there’ll be a number of works sung by individual choirs and choirs that have collaborated with others. Participating choirs and the full repertoire will be announced closer to the time.
To whet your appetite, listen to a snippet of the 2017 concert here