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On Saturday night, 28 May 2022—Sweetening the atmosphere of Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, the Drakensberg Boys Choir accompanied by numerous Newcastle Schools’ choirs, entertained a crowd of newcastillians—all for a virtuous cause.
On the evening, Ferrum School Hall played host to St Dominics Newcastle, Drakensberg Primary, Newcastle Senior Primary, Huttenpark Primary and of course Ferrum High Schools’ Choirs, who all had their skilled vocalists take to the stage with the internationally renowned, South African singing spectacle.
Explaining how the event came to be, the organiser, Camille Honiball said, “In 2019, the church’s ( NG Church – Moeder Gemeente) windows were damaged during a massive hailstorm. Following this, 2020 came along with COVID-19 and there were just no funds to repair the damages.”
But, as it would happen, a previously good deed would come back to assist in helping the NG Moeder Gemeente facility. This came after the church had previously donated an old organ and pipes to the Drakensberg Boys Choir.
Looking for assistance, Drakensberg Boys was contacted and as Honiball affirms, the choir was happy to assist. “The Drakensberg Boys Choir agreed to perform as a fund-raiser in Newcastle.”
Following their confirmation, Honiball says that she then made contact with various schools throughout Newcastle, inviting them to join in on the uniquely beautiful evening.
As a result of phenomenal support, according to Honiball, the church will be welcoming new windows.
Thanking all those involved, Honiball states that the initiative truly made a difference to the NG Church. Therefore, she gave special thanks to the Newcastle community and contributors to the event.
- The Drakensberg Boys Choir.
- The Choirs from St Dominics Newcastle, Ferrum High School, Hutten Park Primary School, Newcastle Senior Primary, Drakensberg Primary.
- Ricka Willemse and Charmaine Myburgh.
- Swim Studio and its staff.
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