What have we done thus far?
Cape Town Opera Outreach Projects
2011 – we started our program at the Noordhoek Primary School in Velddrif where we offered weekly classes in Guitar and Recorder. We awarded certificates at the Annual Prize Giving Award Ceremony.
2012 - Share a Note concert held with Cape Town Opera. Our Orchestra performed with the Cape Town Opera Vocal Ensemble (24) and a Mass Choir, conducted by Marvin Kernelle (CTO) and Carina Brown (WCMA).
Ashwill Jonkers – sponsoring a student
Using our program we were able to reach out to a student Ashwill Jonkers, whom we surprised with a new professional clarinet for his new adventure as a member of an army band. We supported him all the way with sponsoring his lessons, books and workshops. We were excited to see the results, when Ashwill passed his audition and became member of the army band 2 years later.
2013: Concert held at the Diazville Primary School, Saldanha featuring choirs of High and Primary School Diazville together with the Voice of the Nation Opera Ensemble, various soloists; and school choirs of less fortunate schools.
Cape Town Opera for supporting our Outreach program by offering 6 month’s choir training to choir members of participating schools. Big thank you also goes to Western Cape Provincial Government for funding this project.