Culture

Multicultural Vibes in Hannover

The South African Wits Choir spread its vivacity in Germany

July 18th, 2017
Ioana Bolboacă, Berlin Global
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On 16th of July, the famous choir of the University of the Witwatersrand from Johannesburg performed together with the award-winning “Jungen Vokalensemble Hannover” in Hannover, strengthening their friendship and underlying the power of multiculturalism and diversity.

The Wits Choir has a modern and refreshing approach, emanating youth, energy and harmony. The identity of the choir is given by the singers’ diversity of backgrounds. Its members come from different national and international cultures and their activity encompasses various local or international tours. They inspire and encourage other talented people to join them and, thus, to work with different conductors.

Being in a continuous national and international mobility, the choir has developed multiple partnerships, holding festivals and workshops and, in this way, arriving in Hannover last week. It was a melodious Sunday in the German city, where the guests, visitors, and participants would enjoy a friendly African atmosphere through music and reunion of cultures.

Directed by Dalene Hoogenhout, the choir had three stops in its European tour, Hannover being one of them, while the other two were Paris and Munich. The entrance was free, welcoming everyone who wanted to feel multicultural vibes through an Afro-German union of sounds and to see what Professor Stephen Baskerville called “an enduring image of the Rainbow Nation in action”.

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