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SA's Top Three
Choral Competitions


competitions


“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice. Such is the value of music.”



South African Choral Music competitions have evolved over the years, they continue to provide a progressive structure for choral and classical music development. Some of the country’s best talents were established in these competitions, these include: Choirs, conductors and composers. Below are the top three competitions in the country.




Ekurhuleni Melting Pot Festival


This festival is a celebration of Oliver Reginald Tambo ( South African Freedom Fighter).

The best of the best in South African choral music groups compete for the biggest choral music prize in the country.

With a grand prize of R500 000 at stake, choral music lovers are o ered well-polished musica. The ever-growing Melting Pot National Choral Festival Competition is accompanied by di erent genres of entertainment by some of South Africa’s top music artists, as well as choirs from across the continent.



National Choir Festival


The National Choir Festival is a national choral music competition conducted at district and regional/provincial level culminating in a National Final. It is an annual event that runs from January to December. Old Mutual has given financial backing for this project since 1988.

The name National Choir Festival (NCF) is widely recognised as a brand of its own in the choral music fraternity. The project goes beyond the borders of South Africa, with choirs from Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland joining South African choirs in this exciting music development venture.

It is considered to be the biggest and best of the choir festivals and draws attendants and fans from all over the country and SADC region.



South African School Choral Eisteddfod (SASCE)


This competition is held under the umbrella of the Department of the South African Education, the competition is aimed at strengthening the musical talents of learners in all nine (9) provinces of the country. SASCE has launched a number of successful music careers over the years.

Thousands of learners from across the country, every year, battle for the top spot in the South African School Choral Eisteddfod (SASCE) competition.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice. Such is the value of music.” 

Nelson Mandela



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