POLOKWANE – What started as a fun activity quickly turned into a more serious cultural part of the school calendar.
Northview Christian Academy decided to form a choir during their cultural period and asked teacher Unah Mabesere to set it up.
“I’m in our choir at church and so management decided I should be in charge. At the start of the third term we had auditions, but all for fun and nothing serious.
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Soon, 50 volunteer learners wanted to join the choir and Unah asked Joharina Briers and Jubilie Matiyenga to help her.
The choir practices once a week to sing gospel songs, but soon they will sing other genres as well. Their first appearance will be at the school’s merit night.
Renowned choirmaster Johan Bester visited the school earlier this year to help set up the choir.
Johan is the founder and director of Karisma Performing Arts and has been involved in choirs for over 30 years.
He will visit NCA and other schools around the city in the new year to guide choir leaders and learners into rounded choirs that have a chance to win competitions.
“We are very privileged that he chose us for this project, especially since our choir started out as just a fun project. We look forward to working with him,” Unah concluded.