Mthatha choir up for national award
Choral music could come into its own at WSU as the University’s Mthatha choir has been nominated for a prestigious award at this year’s edition of the annual National Choral Music Association Awards.
The 56- member strong ensemble, comprised of students studying towards music in the University’s education department, has been nominated for Best Choir in the Gold Category at the awards. The event is set to take place in Durban at the beginning of November.
“The University is gleeful at the prospect of getting its hands on a prestigious award such as this. All credit must go to the students who’ve put in the hard work and dedication to be where they are today – on the verge of making history,” says Student Affairs Executive Director Zoleka Dotwana.
Dotwana says the nomination was testament to the embarrassment of riches the University has with regards to talent in arts and culture.
“Arts and cultural activities, as well as sport, avail opportunities for some of our students that exist beyond academics – but academics must of course always come first because they lay a great foundation for any path one chooses to pursue,” she said.
Dotwana also encouraged more students to participate in extra-curricular activities as it promotes a positive social and physically, as well as mentally healthy student lifestyle.
*We urge you to vote for the choir by SMSing “NACMA, WSU MTHATHA CHOIR” to 33761.
Thando Cezula – Senior Communications Officer (SCO)
(043) 702 9378
*As the University’s SCO, reputation building is at the centre of all my efforts as a WSU employee. This is achieved through writing, media relations, stakeholder relations, production and managing of publications, as well as social media management.