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The Cape Town Opera Chorus

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THE CAPE TOWN OPERA CHORUS

The Cape Town Opera Chorus is the melding of 24 remarkable voices drawn from all corners of South Africa. Winners of the 2013 International Opera Awards ‘Chorus of the Year’ this diverse group has quickly emerged as one of the most compelling and varied vocal ensembles on the planet. Under the guidance of Chorus Master Marvin Kernelle, the Cape Town Opera chorus has performed at numerous local and international venues, with an extended repertoire in various genres from opera and traditional hymns to jazz and spirituals. Their breath-taking sound has seen them quickly garner glowing acclaim, from the townships of Johannesburg to the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle. In 2014, the Chorus sang in The Netherlands, Bordeaux, Perth, Munich and Barcelona while performing in over 20 concerts and operas in Cape Town and throughout the Western Cape. This year, the Chorus continues its international presence with over 45 performances in Cape Town, the Western Cape, Germany, Switzerland and Madrid.

“Cape Town Opera’s Chorus was the best I have encountered – better than in France, Italy, Israel and New York.” – William Kentridge

“The South African voice is unique, rich with colour and strength and it represents this country’s best qualities. Cape Town Opera nurtures that voice, providing opportunities for a wealth of talent. Cape Town Opera gives to audiences – both a t home and abroad – the oppoprtunity experience that wonderful South Afrincan sound, what a gift!” – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

 

Sopranos: Bukelwa Velem, Ernestine Stuurman, Tina Mene, Babongile Manga, Linda Nteleza, Pumza Mxinwa, Portia Shwana
Altos: Miranda Tini, Nonkululeko Nkwinti, Pelisa Myendeki, Babalwa Mdayi
Tenors: Andile Tshoni, Lusindiso Dubula, Mthunzi Mbombela, Monwabisi Lindi, Vuyisa Jack
Basses: Lindile Kula Jr, Lindile Kenneth Kula, Paul Madibeng, Nkosana Sitimela, Siviwe Stofile, Thando Mpushe, Sandile Sikhosana, Lungile Hallam, Simphiwe Mayeki

Chorus Master: Marvin Kernelle
Assistant to Chorus Master: Nosiseko Mbundu*

*position funded by the Expanded Public Works Program

 

 

Simphiwe Mayeki
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