The Drakensberg Boys Choir is returning to the Joburg Theatre after 4 years!
Joburg Theatre welcomes The Drakensberg Boys Choir with eager expectations of world-class entertainment and the varied repertoire of LIVE music.
Since its last visit in 2018, so much has changed, the world of entertainment and live performances particularly. The Drakensberg Boys Choir has endured and triumphed, adapting and utilising new tools to bring its music to audiences online. There is, however, nothing like the rapture and blissful notes sung by leading future stars, and there is nothing like seeing the Drakies, as they are affectionately known, live and in person. Touring has been severely impacted over the last 2 years, and the boys have not been able to bring their special magic to Johannesburg audiences until now.
Fans can expect favourites songs from Vivaldi and Mozart to an Ipi Ntombi medley, Ed Sheeran and Andrew Lloyd Webber, to Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 before the interval and then the second half of foot-stomping, drum beating, gumboot dancing, the pulse of African music, few choirs can match the versatility and excellence of these young men.
Worldwide there are many schools with boys’ choirs, but the Drakensberg Boys Choir is unique globally: a boarding school using choral music as a significant vehicle for holistic education. The mission of the Drakensberg Boys Choir School is to prepare boys for life and leadership through excellence in music, academics, physical development and social enrichment, in a Christian environment.
“There isn’t any other way to connect the glorious and breathtaking Drakies with our iconic Mandela stage in the City of Gold. We look forward to lighting the world in a safe space while observing all COVID-19 protocols. We would like to urge the city residents to come in and experience the diamond jubilee with us.” Said Xoliswa Nduneni- Ngema, CEO of Joburg City Theatres.
The two–day performance will be staged on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June 2022 at 7pm, with tickets from R280 – R420 available at Joburg Theatre.
“From Presidents to the Pope to full concert halls and intimate gatherings in caves or the open air, the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir has seen it all. The magic of our music will not be silenced, as we continually strive to bring our audiences a world-class experience, whether it be in a stadium packed to capacity or our auditorium, in the Valley of Music.” Vaughan Van Zyl Music Director of the Drakensberg Boys Choir.
Limited tickets are available in line with the COVID regulations on www.joburgtheatre.com or by calling 0861 670 670.
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