Meloding ya Tshwane Choral Festival is destined to become a regular platform to celebrate the cultural richness and vibrancy of the city. The City of Tshwane, in collaboration with the Tshwane Choral Music Association (TCMA), will be hosting the third Meloding Ya Tshwane Choral Festival, celebrating the music of Mr MH Masenya.
In addition to the Junior category that was introduced in 2015, TCMA is excited by the introduction of an additional category focussing on children between the ages of 14 and 18. This category is referred to as the Youth category and was created to draw choristers of school-going age from high schools and churches. Therefore, the 2017 episode of the festival will feature five categories. The introduction of this category will lead to an increase in the number of participating choirs and choristers tremendously.
The festival will be held on 9 April 2017 at the South African State Theatre. Adult tickets will be sold at Computicket for R50 and for R70 at the venue (box office).
To spice up the festival, Amanda Black and Salesman (the comedian) will feature as guest artists at the event.
Choirs obtaining first position in each category will receive a cash prizes and gold medals. Choirs obtaining second and third positions will receive silver and bronze medals respectively, as well as cash prizes. The remainder of the choirs that were not placed will receive a participation prize.