Making a Difference With Music

A group of children sit in a circle, plastic buckets placed between their legs. Initially shy, when the music therapist encourages them to beat their makeshift drums, eventually the hall is filled with a cacophony of sound of hands slapping. One by one each child enters the centre of the…

Cape Town Opera staff soloist in the final rounds of the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition.

Four South African singers: Msimelelo Mbali (bass); Owen Boikhutso Metsileng (baritone); Caroline Modiba (soprano) and Mandla Ndebele (bass) travelled more than 10, 000 kilometres to join 1125 singers from across the globe who had qualified for the final rounds of the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition,  held this year…