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Your guide to the

10th World Choir Games

A SUPPLEMENT TO THE

TUESDAY JULY 3 2018

4 – 14 July 2018

#WorldChoirGames #Tshwane2018

For more information

@Tshwane2018 | www.tshwane2018.org


2 The 10th World Choir Games | Tshwane 2018

ABOUT THE

WORLD CHOIR

GAMES

The World Choir Games is the Olympic

Games of choral music with its aims and

objectives to showcase, preserve and

celebrate the art of choral music across the

globe, by honouring practitioners and other

role players in this music genre. After two

decades, the event provides arguably the

largest cross-cultural exchange platform

in the world.

INTERKULTUR is an organisation based

in Germany. Its sole purpose, is to bring

people from diverse nations and cultures

together through peaceful competitions.

Now INTERKULTUR has up to 14 international

competitions around the world every year,

the largest of these being the World Choir

Games held biennially.

The African Cultural Development

Foundation is a development agency for the

promotion of cultural and choral music and

composition through workshops, education

and the hosting of choir festivals. Together

with the Gauteng Tourism Authority, the

foundation received the rights to host the

games in South Africa making this the first

time the games are hosted on the African

continent and in the global south. As the

host destination, the City of Tshwane also

came on board as a partner in the local

organising committee. Countries that have

previously hosted the Games include: China

(twice), Germany, Latvia, Austria (twice),

Russia, Republic of Korea and the United

States of America.

While the World Choir Games celebrates

its 10th jubilee edition, South Africa

will commemorate the centenary of the late

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s birth. As such,

these celebrations form part of the Nelson

Mandela Foundation’s centenary calendar.

The country will play host to more than

16,000 participants and more than 300

choirs from over 60 countries.

South Africa is proud to have

155 choirs participating in the event.

The Executive Mayor of Tshwane will host

a special legacy concert. This will be

a big celebration of African music for the

benefit of Tshwane’s most needy.

What to expect at Tshwane 2018

There are three different types of concerts

in store for audiences who will be in

Tshwane during the period 4-14 July 2018.

Competition, Celebration and Friendship

concerts will be great entertainment in

more than 10 venues around the city.

It is important to note that due to

capacity limitations, the World Choir Games

Opening and Closing Ceremonies are not

open to the public. These ceremonies

can be viewed live on kykNET NOU, DSTV

Channel 146, at 19:30 on 4 July and 14 July

respectively. At the Opening Ceremony of

the World Choir Games, the new anthem

of the World Choir Games “One Voice”

composed by renowned British composer

John Rutter, will be premiered.

For all ticket information please

visit www.tshwane2018.org. Celebration

Concert and Competition Day Passes

are available for sale. Limited tickets for

Award Ceremonies will be announced

on the website and via the Tshwane2018

social media pages.

Competition concerts are where choirs

perform in the presence of adjudicators.

The World Choir Games 2018 are being held

in 27 different competition categories and

2 adequate competition parts with different

artistic levels:

• World Choir Games – The

Open Competition

• World Choir Games – The Champions

Competition.

Celebration Concerts are ticketed

events with top-class international choirs in

special concert venues. Some of the event’s

best choirs from different countries and/

or categories are united here and present

a wide range of high-profile international

choral music.

Friendship Concerts are free performances

in city squares, public venues,

parks, streets or malls. International choirs

bring their music to the host city, its

residents and visitors. They present parts

of their repertoire in a relaxing atmosphere

and have the opportunity to meet and sing

for each other offside competitive stress.

WCG trophy: A story

of collaboration

The 10th World Choir Games trophy was

designed by Thato Kokwana from the Tshwane

University of Technology. The African

Cultural Development Foundation conducted

a workshop with students from the

Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the

Tshwane University of Technology under the

guidance of Retief van Wyk. Thato’s winning

design was developed further as part of

an in-service learnership program with the

Glass Forming Academy in Tshwane who did

the manufacturing of the trophies. The end

result is a great tribute to collaboration and

like the 10th World Choir Games Tshwane

2018 symbol it signifies a pincushion protea

or choir made up of round beads in the

colour of the South African flag.

Trophy designer Thato Kokwana from the Tshwane

University of Technology (TUT)


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PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

Austria

• Academy Singers

• Cantoholics

• Chor der Technischen

Universität Wien

• Gumpoldskirchener Spatzen

• Singakademie Graz

Belgium

• Jeugdkoor Waelrant

• Show Choir Rise Up

Bosnia and

Herzegovina

• Female Chamber Choir

“Banjalucanke”

Brazil

• Coral Cantus Firmus

Bulgaria

• Vocal Ensemble “Fortissimo”

Canada

• Richmond Youth Honour Choir

China

• Aiyue Female Chorus of

Sichuan Culture Center

• Beyond The Voice Choir

• CEIBS Alumni Choir

• China ShEO Choir

• Choir of Guangzhou Pearl River

Piano Art Center

• Chongqing Shi Guangnan

Women’s Choir

• Chongqing Xinghai Choir

• Chu Cultural China

• Deep Space Group

• Golden Bell Chorus Chongqing

• Guangdong Experimental High

School Choir

• Guangdong Experimental High

School SSC Choir

• Guangdong Experimental

Middle School Choir

• Guangdong Zhongshan Hefeng

Female Choir

• Guangzhou Opera House

Children’s Chorus

• Guangzhou South China

Experimental Art Troupe

• Guilin Lijiang River Vocal Art

Troupe

• Guozijan Middle School Choir

• Hunan Zhiqing Art Troupe

• Lily Of The Valley Chamber

Choir

• Lingzhisheng Choir

• Shengzhi Veteran Cadres Choir

of Henan

• Shenzhen Huaqiangbei

Philharmonic Chamber Choir

• Shenzhen Luohu Sound of

Harmonies Choir

• Shenzhen Voice of Women

Entrepreneurs Chorus

• The Elegance Choir of Ludao

Shuangfeng Community

• Tsinghua University Primary

School Choir

• Wanheng Olympic Love Art

Chorus of Hengyang

• Wu Xi Shanhe Chorus

• Wu Xi Shanhe Female Chorus

• Zhaoqing Duanzhou Haiyun

Children’s Choir

China/ Hong Kong

SAR

• Diocesan Boys’ School Choir

• Diocesan Girls’ School Choir

• Diocesan Schools Choral

Society

• St. Paul’s Co-educational

College Senior Mixed Voice

Choir

Chinese Taipei

• Bao Lai Junior High School

Choir

• New Taipei City Junior Choir

Croatia

• Čarobna Frula

• Female Vocal Ensemble “Klapa

Kastav”

• Folk Song Group “Jane”

• Male Vocal Ensemble “Klapa

Kastav”

Cuba

• Ensemble Vocal Luna

Czech Republic

• Iuventus, Gaude!

• Páni Kluci Boys Choir

• Puellae Cantantes

Democratic Republic

of the Congo

• Choeur La Grace

• Choeur MC

• Groupe Evangelique De

Louange Et D’Adoration Du

Centenaire

• Schola Cantorum Akto

Denmark

• Aarhus Pigekor

• Academy of Music’s Girls Choir

Esbjerg

• Nordsang

Gabon

• Le Chant Sur La Lowe

Germany

• Chor am Helmholtz

Gymnasium Potsdam

• Gospelchor Rejoice

• Kammerchor Wernigerode

• Kinderchor der Deutschen

Oper Berlin

• Neuer Kammerchor Berlin

• PopKon - Modern Vocal Music

• Sängerkreis Hildburghausen

• singOUT Ensemble

• singOUT Mass Choir Germany

Ghana

• Harmonious Chorale Ghana

Gibraltar

• Gibraltar Youth Choir

Great Britain

• Nottingham Trent University

Chamber Choir

Greece

• Rosarte Children’s Choir

India

• Mizo Cardinal Choir

Indonesia

• Iyakoko Patea Choir

• Paduan Suara Mahasiswa

Universitas Hasanuddin

• Symphony Pamjek Choir

Ireland

• The Plurabelles

Jamaica

• deCarteret College High

School Choir

• Jamaica Youth Chorale

Kenya

• Parliamentary Staff Choir

• St. Andrew’s Turi Chapel Choir

• Strathmore University Chorale

Lithuania

• “Pavasaris”

Malaysia

• Permata Seni Koir

Namibia

• Cgals Chamber Choir

• COTA Youth Choir Namibia

• St Georges Diocesan School

Senior Choir

Netherlands

• Dekoor Close Harmony

Nigeria

• Cgals Chamber Choir

• COTA Youth Choir Namibia

• St Georges Diocesan School

Senior Choir

Norway

• Cantus

• Defrost Youth Choir

• Neon Vokal

Phillippines

• Miriam College High School

Glee Club

Poland

• Chór Kameralny Colleguim

Musicum Uniwersytetu

Warszawskiego

Portugal

• Coro Juvenil do Instituto

Gregoriano de Lisboa

Republic of Korea

• Harmonize

Republic of Congo

• Choeur Des Seraphins

Romania

• The Orthodox Male Choir

“Armonia”

Russia

• Academic Choir of the Ural

Federal University

• Children’s Choir “Melodia”

Zhukovsky

• Choir Detstovo

• Credo

• Detsky Khor MEZ Krasnodar

• Gnesins’ Ensemble of

Contemporary Music “Altro

Coro”

• Komi Republic College Of Fine

Arts Academic Choir

• Nizhny Novgorod State

University Choir (NNSU)

• Pop Choir MEZ Krasnodar

• Vocal Ensemble Melodia

Singapore

• Nanyang Technological

University CAC Choir

• One Chamber Choir

• The Graduate Singers

Slovakia

• Cantica Collegium Musicum

South Africa

• Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool

Pretoria

• Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool

• Akustika Chamber Singers

• Akustika Male Choir

• Amazwi i Afrika

• Amazwi Kantu Choir

• AMICI

• Bellissimo Canto

• Bellville High School Mixed

Choir

• Bloemhof Accelerando

• Brandslang

• Brescia House Serviam Sisters

• Bronberg Children’s Choir

• Busisiwe Adult Choir

• C&N Primêre Meisieskool

Oranje - Seniorkoor

• Cambridge High School Choir

• cantando@bloem

• Cantare Children’s Choir (South

Africa)

• Cantare Paarl Boys High School

Choir

• Cenestra Male Choir (South

Africa)

• Centurion Cantus Choir

• Choir of Hoërskool Randburg

• Colla Voce Youth Choir

• Conwonnité

• Cornwall Hill College Choir

• Crawford College Pretoria

Choir


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• D.F. Malan High School Choir

• De Kuilen High School Girls’

Choir

• Drakensberg Boys Choir

• Drakensberg Old Boys’ Choir

• Drakondale Girls Choir School

• Durban Girls’ High School

Choir

• Durbanville Primary School

Choir

• East Rand Male Symphony

• East Rand Youth Choir

• Eersteriver South Youth Choir

• Ekurhuleni Children’s Choir

• Eldo Ridente

• Ensemble Esprit

• Epworth Cantabile Choir

• Epworth Preparatory School

Senior Choir

• Eunice Vitae Cantamus Choir

(South Africa)

• Eversdal Primary School Choir

• Frank Pietersen Music Centre

Combined Choir

• Garsfontein Senior Choir

• Gene Louw Children’s Choir

• Grahamstown KWANTU Choir

• Grey College Secondary Choir

• GRGS Senior Choir

• Helpmekaar Kollege Choir

• Hendrik Verwoerd High School

• Hermanus Pro Musica Choir

(South Africa)

• Hermanus Pro Musica Female

Chamber Choir (South Africa)

• Hilton College Choir

• Hoërskool Brits Koor

• Hoërskool Driehoek Koor

(South Africa)

• Hoërskool Durbanville

• Hoerskool Generaal Hertzog

Invitation Choir

• Hoërskool Stellenbosch Choir

• Hoërskool Waterkloof -

Dogterskoor

• Hoërskool Waterkloof

Gemengde Koor

• Hoërskool Waterkloof - Voces

Noctis

• Horizons Project Choir

• Huguenot High School Choir

• Jacaranda Children’s Choir

• Jan Celliers Senior Choir

• Jeppe High School for Girls

choir

• Jeugland Girls Choir

• Jeugland Male Choir

• Kearsney College Choir

• Kensington Chorale Girls’ Choir

• Kgosi Mampuru II Unitas DCS

Choirs

• Kimberley Children’s Choir

• Kimberley Girls’ Choir (South

Africa)

• Kingsmead College Choir

• Kopano Chorus

• Kruinie Warriekoor

• Kruinsig Kinderkoor

• KwaZulu-Natal Youth Choir

• La Rochelle Girls’ High School

• Laerskool Contantiapark

• Laerskool Menlopark Choir

• Laudate Choir

• Lesedi Show Choir

• Lindenkoor (South Africa)

• Loreto Convent School Senior

Primary Choir

• Loreto School Queenswood

Senior Choir

• Louw Geldenhuys Primary

School

• Lynwood Primary School Choir

• Magaliesberg Kinderkoor

• Maranatha Christian School

High School Choir

• Maritzburg College School

Choir

• Menlopark High School Choir

• Midlands Chamber Choir

• Molen Kórus (South Africa)

• Monash South Africa Choir

• Monnas Choir

• Montana Hoërskool Choir

• Mpumalanga Youth Choir

• Mzansi Youth Choir

• NCA North West Youth Choir

• Noordheuwel High School

• North West Children’s Choir

• North-West University PUK

Choir

• Oranje Meisiekoor

• Paul Roos Gymnasium Choir

• Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High

School Choir

• Prestige College

• Pretoria High School for Girls

Choir

• Quava Vocal Group

• Randburg Mannekoor

• Resonans Vocal Ensemble

• Rheinberger Chamber Choir

• Riebies Senior Koor

• Rustenburg Girls’ High School

choir

• Sacred Song Chamber Choir

• Sarepta Community Choir

• Sefako Makgatho University

Choir

• SingFonix

• Somerset College Preparatory

School Senior Choir

• South Cape Children’s Choir

• St Alban’s College Barbershop

Boys

• St David’s Marist Inanda

Chamber Choir

• St John’s Diocesan School for

Girls Choir

• St Mary’s DSG Choir

• St Stithians Girls’ Prep Nonyani

Choir

• St. Stithians Girls’ College

Choir

• Stellenbosch University Choir

• Stirling High School Chamber

Choir

• The Boulevard Harmonists

• The Winelands Chamber Choir

• The Wykeham Collegiate Choir

Tshwane Gospel Choir

Tshwane University of

Technology Choir

• Tswelopele Chorus

• TUT Garankuwa Campus Choir

• Tygerberg Children’s Choir

• University of Johannesburg

Choir

• University of Limpopo

Choristers

• University of Pretoria Camerata

• University of Western Cape

Creative Arts Choir

• UP Onderstepoort Community

Choir

• UP Youth Choir

• Urcsa Light of Hope Choir

• Urcsa Melodi Ya Tshwane Choir

• Vitulari Cantores

• Voices of Hilton

• Voices of the Nation

• Voices of the World

• Vox Amicis

• Vox Chamber Choir

• Willem Postma Primary School

Choir

• Willowridge High School Choir

• Wonberg Youth Choir

• Wonderboom High School

Choir (Conwonnité)

Sri Lanka

• Royal College Choir

• Soul Sounds Academy

Children’s Choir

Sweden

• Petri Sångare

Switzerland

• CONSONUS Vokalensemble

Thailand

• Thai Youth Choir

Wed. 4 July

OPEN-

ING

CERE-

MONY

The opening and closing ceremonies of the

World Choir Games will be broadcast on

kykNET NOU! DSTV channel 146 as well as at

the World Choir Village in Pretoria, Tshwane.

The newly constructed and magnificent

Sun Arena in Pretoria, Tshwane is the

venue of the grand opening of the World

Choir Games 2018, the 10th jubilee edition

of the largest choir competition in the

world. The 4 July Opening Ceremony will

feature a fantastic highlight: The World

USA

• Columbus International

Children’s Choir

• Dearborn Community Chorus

• Mt. San Antonio College

Chamber Singers

• North Jersey Homeschool

Association “Genesis” Chorale

• Robinson Select Women’s

Ensemble

• Robinson Singers

• Saint Mary’s College of

California Chamber Singers

• Saint Mary’s College of

California Glee Club

• Takoma Academy Chorale

• The Aeolians of Oakwood

University

Zimbabwe

• Choice Children’s Choir

• Note2etoN

Premiere of the new World Choir Games

Anthem: “One Voice”, composed by the

world famous John Rutter, British composer

of choral music and Honorary Artistic

President of INTERKULTUR.

The opening of the World Choir Games

marks the beginning of an exciting journey

for thousands of singers from numerous

nations. They will look back on months of

intensive and hard work, and will be anxious

to see the start of the World Choir Games in

Tshwane, the place where the world meets

to engage in a peaceful competition of

choirs and nations from around the globe.

When the flag of the World Choirs Games

is raised in a solemn ceremony, this act

is associated to one of the fundamental

ideas of the Choir Olympics event, namely

“participation is the highest honor”.

As a prelude to their upcoming Choir

Olympic adventure all participants will be

warmly welcomed by the host city and

country in the Opening Ceremony: South

Africa is going to present itself by staging

a great and flamboyant performance and

showcase the richness and variety of the

South African culture.

We welcome the world to the continent,

which gave the world rhythm,

singing, and dancing!


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Thu. 5 July

Wed. 11 July

CONCERT VENUE TIME

CONCERT VENUE TIME

Open Singing Session

& Friendship Concert

NG Universiteitsoord 11:00

Open Singing Session

& Friendship Concert

NG Universiteitsoord 11:00

Open Singing Session with Mathew Wright (Great Britain) who will bring a piece from

his country for a fun sing-along session uniting everyone under the INTERKULTUR‘s

motto “Singing together brings nations together”.

Open Singing Session with Primož Kerštanj (Slovenia) who will bring a piece from

her country for a fun sing-along session uniting everyone under the INTERKULTUR‘s

motto “Singing together brings nations together”.

Menyln Park –

Cavendish Court

11:00

Menyln Park –

Cavendish Court

11:00

NG Universiteitsoord 11:00

NG Universiteitsoord 11:00

Loftus Park 11:00

Menyln Park –

Aviary Court

15:00

Friendship Concerts

Menyln Park –

Aviary Court

15:00

Friendship Concerts

NG Universiteitsoord 15:00

NG Universiteitsoord 17:00

Loftus Park 15:00

K T Motubatse Community

Centre Soshanguve

17:00

Garankuwa

Community Hall

17:00

Menyln Park –

Central Court

18:00

Menyln Park –

Central Court

18:00

Fri. 6 July

Thu. 12 July

CONCERT VENUE TIME

CONCERT VENUE TIME

Open Singing Session

& Friendship Concert

NG Universiteitsoord 11:00

Menyln Park –

Cavendish Court

11:00

Open Singing Session with Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng (Philippines) who will bring

a piece from her country for a fun sing-along session uniting everyone under the

INTERKULTUR‘s motto “Singing together brings nations together”.

Menyln Park –

11:00

Cavendish Court

Loftus Park 11:00

Loftus Park 14:30

NG Universiteitsoord 15:00

5 July - 13 July

FRIEND-

SHIP

CON-

CERTS

Friendship Concerts are free

performances in city squares,

public venues, parks, streets or

malls. Both local and international

choirs bring their music to the

host city, its residents and visitors.

They present parts of their

repertoire in a relaxing atmosphere

and have the opportunity

to meet and sing for each other

offside competitive stress.

NG Universiteitsoord 11:00

Menyln Park –

15:00

Aviary Court

Friendship Concerts NG Universiteitsoord 15:00

Loftus Park 17:00

Atteridgeville C

17:00

ommunity Centre

Menyln Park –

18:00

Central Court

Sat. 7 July

CONCERT VENUE TIME

Open Singing Session

NG Universiteitsoord 11:00

& Friendship Concert

Open Singing Session with Paul Holley (Australia) who will bring a piece from his

country for a fun sing-along session uniting everyone under the INTERKULTUR‘s

motto “Singing together brings nations together”.

Menyln Park –

11:00

Cavendish Court

NG Universiteitsoord 11:00

Kwalata Game Lodge 11:00

Friendship Concerts

Freedom Park 11:00

NG Universiteitsoord 15:00

Menyln Park –

15:00

Aviary Court

Friendship Concerts

Menyln Park –

15:00

Aviary Court

Mamelodi West

17:00

Community Hall

Loftus Park 18:00

Menyln Park –

18:00

Central Court

Fri. 13 July

CONCERT VENUE TIME

Open Singing Session

NG Universiteitsoord 11:00

& Friendship Concert

Open Singing Session with André J. Thomas (USA) who will bring a piece from his

country for a fun sing-along session uniting everyone under the INTERKULTUR‘s

motto “Singing together brings nations together”.

Menyln Park –

11:00

Cavendish Court

Loftus Park 11:00

Friendship Concerts NG Universiteitsoord 15:00

Menyln Park –

15:00

Aviary Court

Loftus Park 15:00


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5 July - 12 July

CELEBRATION

CONCERTS

Celebration Concerts are ticketed events where some

of the event’s best choirs from different countries

are united and present a wide range of high-profile

international choral music. These concerts will be

held at two of the official World Choir Games venues:

the University of Pretoria Aula and the NG Kerk

Universiteitsoord.

Thu. 5 July

CONCERT VENUE TIME

Celebration Concert 1 UP – Aula Theatre 19:30

University of Pretoria

Camerata

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Credo

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia

Paduan Suara Mahasiswa

Universitas Hasanuddin

Makassar, Indonesia

Drakensberg Boys Choir

Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

CONCERT VENUE TIME

Celebration Concert 2 NG Universiteitsoord 19:30

Vocal Ensemble

“Fortissimo”

Burgas, Bulgaria

Neon Vokal

Skedsmokorset, Norway

Vox Chamber Choir

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Harmonize

Seoul, Republic of Korea

Fri. 6 July

CONCERT VENUE TIME

Celebration Concert 3 UP – Aula Theatre 19:30

Coral Cantus Firmus

Brasilia, Brazil

Aarhus Pigekor

Aarhus, Denmark

Iyakoko Patea Choir

Kuala Cana, Papua, Indonesia

Tshwane Gospel Choir

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

CONCERT VENUE TIME

Celebration Concert 4 NG Universiteitsoord 19:30

Choir Detstvo

Blagoveshchensk, Russia

Guangdong

Experimental High

School Choir

Guangzhou, China

Female Vocal Ensemble

“Klapa Kastav” & Male

Vocal Ensemble “Klapa

Kastav”

Kastav, Croatia

Akustika Chamber

Singers

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa


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Wed. 11 July

CONCERT VENUE TIME

Celebration Concert 5 UP – Aula Theatre 19:30

Thai Youth Choir

Bangkok, Thailand

Defrost Youth Choir

Hamar, Norway

University of

Johannesburg Choir

Johannesburg, Gauteng,

South Africa

Mt. San Antonio

College Chamber

Singers

Walnut, CA, USA

Thu. 12 July

CONCERT VENUE TIME

Celebration Concert 6 UP – Aula Theatre 19:30

Sat. 14 July

Ensemble Vocal Luna

Gnesins‘ Ensemble of

Contemporary Music

“Altro coro”

Jeugdkoor Waelrant

Stellenbosch

University Choir

La Habana, Cuba

Moscow, Russia

Borgerhout-Antwerpen, Belgium

Stellenbosch, Western Cape,

South Africa

CLOSING

CEREMONY

This is where the World Choir Games will

say “goodbye for now to South Africa”. The

festive Closing Ceremony will once again

unite all participating nations when they

march into the brilliantly designed and

decorated Sun Arena.

A fantastic 11-day celebration of choral

music, friendship and peace between the

people will be over and come to a great

finish at the Closing Ceremony of the

World Choir Games.

Medals and Diplomas will have been

awarded and the Champions paid due

tribute for their brilliant performances.

Numerous Friendship Concerts, Celebration

Concerts as well as many spontaneous

concerts will have united people in song

and dance as well as in competitions

brimming over with inspiration, outstanding

performances and marvelous results.

The flag of the World Choir Games

will be taken down and handed over to the

next host: Flanders, Belgium. With great

applause, everyone will say thank you to

the hosts of these 10th World Choir Games,

South Africa, the African Cultural Development

Foundation, the Gauteng Province

and the City of Tshwane and look forward

to seeing each other again at the 11th World

Choir Games 2020.


8 The 10th World Choir Games | Tshwane 2018

World Choir Games

ADJUDI-

CATORS

South Africa:

• Renette Bouwer

• Hannelize du Plessis

• Marvin Kernelle

• Mokale Koapeng

• Bernard Krüger

• Sidwell Mhlongo

• Mohau Mogale

• Nomusa Seleke

• Andile Tokwe

• Mbuso Ndlovu

• Junita van Dijk

• Lungile Jacobs

• Phindile Shongwe

• Patrick Tikolo

Benin

• Felix Nassi

Germany

• Peter Habermann

• Jürgen Budday

• Donka Miteva

Great Britain

• Matthew Wright

Slovenia

• Primož Kerštanj

Denmark

• Steen Lindholm

Estonia

• Aarne Saluveer

Russia

• Alexander Solovyev

Hungary

• Támas Lakner

China

• Dapeng Meng

• Li Yang

• Guanghui Chen

Republic of Korea

• Shin-Hwa Park

Sri Lanka

• Soundarie David

Israel

• Aharon Harlap

Philippines

• Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng

Indonesia

• Aida Swenson

Singapore

• Jennifer Tham

Canada

• Robert Cooper

United States of

America

• André J. Thomas

Mexico

• Marco Ugalde

Argentina

• Virginia Bono

Cuba

• María Felicia Pérez

Australia

• Paul Holley

Finland

• Mia Makaroff

Greece

• Maria-Emma Meligopoulou

Netherlands

• Johan Rooze

• Hans van den Brand

Czech Republic

• Jan Míšek

Latvia

• Romāns Vanags

Spain

• Òscar Boada

Belarus

• Inessa Bodyako

Mayoral Legacy Concert -

Africa Celebrates

Sun Arena, Sunday 8 July 2018, 2pm

Free Entry with a donation of a blanket

or a pair of shoes or a toiletry bag

Please drop off your donation at the

World Choir Village to get a ticket

Portugal

• Myguel Santos e Castro


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TRANSPORT

Sunday Operation

(05:00 - 20:30)

T2 Travel Points Time Frequency

Bus routes

Monday - Saturday Operation

(04:30 - 22:00)

Start Point Hector Pieterson 5:00

15 Min the

1st Trip Pretoria Station /Bosman 5:30

whole day

End Trip Hector Pieterson 6:00

C1 (Via E’skia) Travel Points Time Frequency

T2 Travel Points Time Frequency

Start Point Hector Pieterson 4:45

Start Point Hector Pieterson 5:00

1st Trip Lower Marabastad Bus Stop 5:30

30 Min the

whole day

1st Trip Pretoria Station/Bosman 5:15

7 Min Peak

10 Min Off Peak

End Trip Hector Pieterson 6:00

End Trip Hector Pieterson 5:50

C2 Travel Points Time Frequency

C1 (Via Trunk) Travel Points Time Frequency

Start Point Hector Pieterson 5:15

Start Point Hector Pieterson 5:00

1st Trip Ruth Mompati 6:05

30 Min the

whole day

1st Trip Lower Marabastad Bus Stop 5:45

10 Min the

whole day

End Trip Hector Pieterson 6:40

End Trip Hector Pieterson 6:00

C2* Travel Points Time Frequency

C1 (Via E’skia) Travel Points Time Frequency

Start Point Ruth Mompati 5:15

Start Point Hector Pieterson 5:30

1st Trip Steve Biko 5:30

30 Min the

whole day

1st Trip Lower Marabastad Bus Stop 6:00

30 Min

Frequency

End Trip Ruth Mompati 5:45

End Trip Hector Pieterson 6:30

C3 Travel Points Time Frequency

C2 Travel Points Time Frequency

Start Point

1st Trip

Hector Pieterson

Ruth Mompati

5:00

5:35

15 Min the

whole day

End Trip Hector Pieterson 6:10

Start Point Hector Pieterson 5:00

1st Trip Bloed Rank 5:30

End Trip Hector Pieterson 6:00

* C2 Complimentary (1 BUS) - 30 Min Frequency: 5:15

15 Min the

whole day

(5 Standard

Diesel Buses)

C2* Travel Points Time Frequency

Gautrain

Start Point Ruth Mompati 5:15

1st Trip Steve Biko 5:30

30 Min the

whole day

Hatfield

Pretoria

Metrorail

Metrorail

End Trip Ruth Mompati 5:45

Centurion

C3 Travel Points Time Frequency

Midrand

Start Point Hector Pieterson 4:45

1st Trip Bloed 5:15

End Trip Hector Pieterson 5:45

7 Min Peak

10 Min Off Peak

(9 Standard

Diesel Buses)

Marlboro

Sandton

Rosebank

Rhodesfield

Metrorail

O.R. Tambo

North-South Commuter

East-West Commuter

Airport

Metrorail Interchange

* C2 Complimentary (1 BUS) - 30 Min Frequency: 5:15

Park

Metrorail


10 The 10th World Choir Games | Tshwane 2018

and Burg Doherty and the hosts a collection of over 3000

works representative of South African Art, with emphasis

on the Old Masters, namely Pieter Wenning, Henk Pierneef,

Frans Oerder, Irma Stern, Maggie Loubser and others. The

Museum has hosted travelling exhibits such as the highly

successful Leonardo da Vinci international exhibition

this nature reserve. The hiking trail caters for up to 2 days

hiking and offers overnight accommodation. This is also a

very popular mountain bike destination and mountain bikes

can be hired on the premises. The 4x4 trail is very popular

with drives for the advanced as well as the less experienced

4x4 driver.

Church Square

Church Square is situated in the centre of Tshwane. It was

originally a marketplace where farmers gathered with their

ox-wagons and tents at the time of “nagmaal” or Holy Communion.

After gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand

in 1886, Europeans flocked to Johannesburg and Pretoria

prospered with many imposing buildings erected over the

years. Today a visit to Church Square can include a trip to

the tourist information office, a walk around the beautiful

old buildings and a coffee at one of the street café’s whilst

watching the hustle and bustle of the inner city.

Union Buildings

The Union Buildings, Tshwane’s most famous landmark,

stands majestically on Meintjieskop overlooking the city.

The national headquarters of national government is one of

Sir Herbert Baker’s finest designs, who also designed the

surrounding gardens as a public park, modeled on those

of the famous Villa d’Este in Tivoli near Rome in Italy. The

Union Buildings is the venue for national ceremonies and

festivities including the presidential inaugurations.

National Zoological Gardens

of South Africa

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa is the largest

Zoo in the country and the only one with national status.

Every year, more than 600 000 people visit the 80-hectare

Zoo which houses 2586 specimens. The Zoo boasts the

largest inland marine aquarium in the country, a Reptile

Park and a cableway that provides a panoramic view of the

gardens and the modern enclosures. The total length of the

walkways in the Zoo is approximately 6 km. Golf carts can

be rented at the entrance and there are a number of cafés

and kiosks inside the grounds to purchase refreshments.

Pretoria Art Museum

The Pretoria Art Museum, the only fine arts museum in Tshwane,

is housed in an attractive modern building in a parklike

setting. The building was designed by Gordon McIntosh

The Freedom Park

The Freedom Park is a 52-hectare site located on Salvokop,

offering a panoramic view of Tshwane and its other famous

landmarks. It is a heritage site which provides a broad new

perspective of South Africa’s history and the core theme

embedded in the Park is the struggle for humanity and

freedom, which symbolises the universality of connections

among South Africans of all backgrounds and ages – the

connection that will be expressed to their fullest through

the elements that constitute the Freedom Park.

Voortrekker Monument

The Voortrekker Monument is perched on top of one of

the many hills that surround Tshwane. The monument

was designed by the renowned South African architect,

Gerard Moerdijk, to fulfil his dream of creating a memorial

that would last a thousand years to explain the history and

meaning of the Great Trek. The Voortrekker Monument commemorates

the roughly 15 000 pioneers of mainly French,

German and Dutch descent who left the Cape around 1835

to take part in the Great Trek by ox-wagon to the inland of

the country, in search of independence and freedom from

colonial rule. Visitors can visit a number of facilities including

the Heritage Centre, the art gallery and Fort Schanskop.

Horse and ox wagon rides can also be undertaken in the

surrounding nature reserve.

Groenkloof

Nature Reserve

The 500-hectare Groenkloof Nature Reserve is well known

for its hiking trails and view of the Fountains Valley. The

Groenkloof Nature Reserve is the first proclaimed game

sanctuary on the African continent and has earned itself the

name of “Valley of a thousand Trees”. Various game, small

predators, bird species, grasses and herbs can be found in

Tswaing Meteorite Crater

The Tswaing Meteorite Crater was formed when a meteorite

hit the earth 220 000 years ago. Tswaing is one of the

youngest and best preserved small, bowl shaped meteorite

craters in the world (100m deep and 1, 3 km wide). It is the

first eco-tourism site in South Africa and situated 40 km

northwest of Pretoria. The whole of Tswaing is a conservation

area that covers 1 946 ha. It contains a wetland, a variety

of ecosystems and remains of a factory that produced

soda ash and salt. The site has been developed into an

enviro-museum and a national destination for ecotourism,

environmental education, research and recreation. Visitors

can also take one of the nature trails or visit the authentic

Ndebele village and wetland nearby.

Ditsong National Museum

of Natural History

The beautiful Ditsong National Museum of Natural History

consists of world acclaimed research by palaeontologists

such as Robert Broom and Raymond Dart carried out

since the 1940s which has enabled museum researchers

to reconstruct the daily life of the earliest inhabitants of

South Africa. One of the oldest hominid skulls in the world

is among the most precious treasures of the Museum. This

and many other world – famous collections underline the

importance of this institute, reaching far beyond Tshwane

and South Africa.Visitors can see a variety of stuffed animals

mounted for display, a great variety of live reptiles, arachnid

and snakes. A collection of fossils depicts the historical past

of some of the animals on display and illustrated talks presented

to groups give visitors an understanding of nature.

The South African Mint

The history of the South African Mint dates back to 1892

when Paul Kruger, President of the then South African

Republic, ordered a mint press from Germany. The press

is still in working order and can be viewed at the Mint’s

museum. The modern factory was opened in 1992 and is

regarded as one of the most modern mints in the world.

Coin World is the retail outlet where Krugerrands, jewellery,

limited edition medallion watches and other collectors’

items are for sale. The Coin Walk Educational Tour consists

of a personalised tour of the museum, educational video

and a free gift.


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The official World Choir Village will be at the Hellenic Community Grounds (Greek Orthodox

Church). This space, hosted by Market@theSheds, one of the most popular tourist

attractions in Tshwane, will be a vibrant place where participants and guests can eat, rest,

replenish, socialise and rehearse. It will be a showcase of local art, food, design, fashion

and music, combined with the diverse mix of flavours and sounds of visiting choirs.

An open stage and screens will give visitors the opportunity to experience live music, choir

performances and even some world cup soccer broadcasts. The Opening and Closing

Ceremonies will be broadcast here. The Village also offers catering services, quieter pause

areas, a tourism information desk and official branded WCG merchandise. The Village

will be open from 10h00 to 20h00 every day. Entrance will be R50 for public visitors and

FREE for choir members and kids. Full tournament passes for the village will be available at

R150 per person.

It will be a central point between World Choir Games venues, and link

with available transport such as the city’s park n ride busses. The venue

provides ample parking for free and is safe and easy to access. Scan the

QR code for the Google Maps coordinates. At the Hellenic Community

Grounds, 37 Lynnwood Rd

See more about Market@theSheds at www.marketatthesheds.co.za

Contact: Mareli Wassenaar 082 854 6854 | mareli@capitalcollective.co.za

Eat, rest,

celebrate

socialise and

rehearse


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World Choir Games Tshwane 2018 Venues

BOSMAN

BOOM

APIES RIVER

BLOED

STRUBEN

SOUTPANSBERG

JOHANNES RAMOKHOASE ST

Pretoria

EDMOND

STEVE BIKO RD

HAMILTON

STANZA BOPAPE ST

S

PRETORIUS

G

GORDON

Queenswood

PRETORIUS

1

4

CUSSONIA

Silverton

Opera State Theatre

FRANCIS BAARD ST

Hatfield

THABO SEHUME ST

THABO SEHUME

St Alban’s

Cathedral

SCHEIDING

U

RISSIK

JEPPE

KOTZE

TROYE

JUSTICE MAHOMED ST

NELSON MANDELA

Sunnyside

UP - Aula Theatre

!

UP - Musaion

! NG Universiteitsoord

I SE

JORISSEN

Loftus Park

Greek World Orthodox Choir Village Chur

RING NAUDE

MEIRING NAUDE

!

Freedom Park

ELANDSPOORT

!

Muckleneuk

UNISA ZK Matthews Great Hall

FLORENCE RIBEIRO AVE

UP - Groenkloof Auditorium

!

!

Abernethy Hall

Pretoria Boys High

JUSTICE MAHOMED ST

JAN SHOBA ST

Brooklyn

LYNNWOOD

BROOKLYN

Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD

LYN

Groenkloof

MIDDEL

CHRISTINA DE WIT

H

Waterkloof l

ATTERBURY

DELY

EEUFEES

E

Menlyn Park

!

Faerie

Glen

NELSON MANDELA

RIGEL AVE

Sun Arena

!

Garsfontein

ST

GARSFONTEIN

GROENKLOOF

NATURE RESERVE

NORTH

KILOMETERS

Monument Park

1

Tswaing

Meteorite

Crater Reserve

Kudube

Suurman

New Eersterust

Hammanskraal West

Stinkwater

Suurman

Mandela

Village

Kwalata

Dinokeng

Game Reserve

0 1.5 3 6

KILOMETERS

Winterveld

Soshanguve

Gatsebe

Mabopane

Police

Tshwane Emergency Numbers

10111

Tshwane Metro Police

012 358 7095/ 012 664 4445/2058

Ambulance

10177

Fire

10177

Ga-Rankuwa

Indoor Centre

Soshanguve

South

Sefako Makgatho

Health Sciences

University

KT Motubatse

Soshanguve

Pyramid

24 Hours Emergency

Disaster Management

Child line

Life line

Rape Crisis and Aids line

012 310 6300/ 6400

012 358 2225/2280/2255

080 005 5555

012 342 2222

0800 012 322

The Orchards

Chantelle

Onderstepoort

Private

Nature

Reserve

Theresapark

Annlin

Doornpoort

Montana

Roodeplaat

REFILWE

CULLINAN

Lotus Garden

ATTERIDGEVILLE

Kirkney Booysens

Community Centre

Danville

PTA North

Capital Park

THABA TSHWANE

Sinoville

Wonderboom

Queenswood

Waterkloof

Menlyn Park

Silverton

Eersterust

Sun Arena

Community

Centre

Mamelodi

Nellmapius

Willow Park Manor

Silver Lakes

RAYTON

Scan the QR code for the Google Maps coordinates.

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