Keystone State Boychoir and Pennsylvania Girlchoir in Soweto

Ninety three members of the Keystone State Boychoir (KSB) and Pennsylvania Girlchoir (PG) will hold a benefit concert for  Soweto Kliptown Youth (SKY) Foundation.  The SKY Choir will perform some pieces with KSB and PG under the direction of Bob Nameng.

KSB and PG, hailing from Philadelphia in the United States, will celebrate in song the centennial of two remarkable leaders.  Leonard Bernstein and Nelson Mandela – one from the musical world, the other from the political world – were both born in 1918. Though they lived worlds apart, in their own unique way, they both championed young people and the importance of music in their lives.

KSB and PG are also touring to celebrate a living legend in the South African choral world – Hetti, long time director of the Tygerberg Children’s Choir.  After a long and esteemed career, Hennie Loock will be retiring soon.

The choirs will regale their audiences with a diverse, enthralling repertoire, including traditional South African folk songs, and will also offer music from around the world, including the American genres of gospel, spirituals, and Broadway.

This is the first tour of South Africa for the Pennsylvania Girlchoir. KSB has toured South Africa twice before, and has the distinction of being the only choir in history to have sung on all seven continents – including Antarctica.

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