Bloemfontein Childrens Choir

...where singing is pure joy

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Welcome to the Bloemfontein Children's Choir!

Congratulations in St. PetersburgOur choir is an amateur children's choir consisting of boys and girls from Bloemfontein, South Africa, and surrounding areas, who are between the ages of 8 and 16.

Dr Huibrie Verster founded the choir in 1987 and has been conducting it most successfully ever since. (Click here for her biography.)

Although singing is obviously very important to us, our choir also offers its members - and often their families too - so much more than just a sharing and enjoyment of great voices and music. Our choir is based on the idea that each and every person is special and deserving of love and respect. We strive to give our children not only a rich and diverse education in music but to educate and enrich them by means of cultural experiences and development of essential life skills as well.

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TOUR TO BELGIUM

2017 TOUR TO BELGIUM: DECEMBER 7-19

The Bloemfontein Children's Choir departed for Belgium on the 7th of December. More details as tour progress to follow.

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Arrival and Bus route to Jeugdheem, Wellen, Belgium

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9/12/2017 - Concert in Oostende with André Lugovski

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ANNUAL CONCERT WITH MATHYS ROETS - 4 NOVEMBER 2017

The Annual Concert with Mathys Roets was a highlight of the 2017 year for the choir. Not only did the choir perform with a well-known and admired South African Artist, but the choir could also celebrate its 30 years of existence under the leadership of the founder of the choir, Huibrie Verster. The audience gave a standing ovasion and when a beautiful evening was closed with the"Halleluja"of Leonard Cohen.

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2017 OTHER EVENTS

CARMINA SLOVENICA


The Bloemfontein Children's Choir hosted the world-renowned Carmina Slovenica Girls Choir from 20 to 23 February 2017. This choir visited South Africa on a short tour with a stop-over in Bloemfontein. The highlight of their visit was a Concert at Brebner Primary School on the 22nd where the stage was shared between Carmina Slovenica, Bloemfontein Children's Choir, Eunice Girls Choir as well as the Brebner Primary School Choir. The evening was concluded with a mass choir item where all four choirs performed the Anneli van Rooyen song "Halleluja". The mass choir was directed by the Conductor of the Bloemfontein Children's Choir, Dr Huibrie Verster.

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2016 TOUR TO AMERICA & CANADA

America and Canada

During June / July 2016, the choir toured to the United States of America and Canada. The choir honoured an invitation by a very dear friend to the choir, the late Debi Weir of the Texas Girls’ Choir, and the visit to the Texas Girls included a solo performance of the Bloemfontein Children’s Choir as well as performances with the Texas Girls and the Mexico Boys’ Choir. The excellent Tucson Boys Chorus in Tucson, Arizona was the next stop with a performance at Disney World concluding the tour. The highlight of the tour was the participation of the Choir in the XVII Kathaumixw Choral Competition from 5 to 9 July 2016 in Powell River, Canada where the Bloemfontein Children’s Choir obtained a 2nd place in the Folk and Traditional Category of the competition. More than 1 600 choristers from all over the world competed in the different categories against one another. The Bloemfontein Children’s Choir was one of the most popular choirs at the competition and the group received standing ovations at all their performances during the tour.

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Shosholoza at the Odeion Salzburg 2013

A video of us performing Shosholoza at the Odeion Salzburg

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Photos of Europe 2013 Tour

A few photos of our tour thus far - we will update as more become available.

 

Upcoming Concerts


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Bon Voyage Concert

Tracklisting:

  1. Rieldans van die Karoo
  2. Ghoema
  3. Hae na Mariki
  4. Aan die Noordweste
  5. My African Dream
  6. The Mystery of Your Gift
  7. Crusader
  8. Benedictus (from A Mass for Peace)
  9. When You Believe
  10. American Medley
  11. Lustige Kutschfahrt
  12. Let the Children Have a World
  13. Angel in Eternal Flight
  14. Tatum ergo
  15. Halleluja
  16. Who I was Born to Be
  17. Libertango
  18. Rhythm of Life
  19. Hot Gates

Contact Roelien Wydeman or phone +27 51 446 1372 / +27 82 926 8027 to order

DO YOU ENJOY SINGING? COME JOIN THE BLOEMFONTEIN CHILDREN'S CHOIR, WHERE SONG IS AN EXPERIENCE!!!!

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