Inter-Governmental Choral Competitions
As part of instilling patriotism into public servants, the Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation has introduced Inter-Governmental Choral Competition, which will take place for the first time in the Free State Province and will see various choral ensembles from different government departments contesting for prizes. These choral ensembles will perform prescribed songs in various categories.
There will be prizes in the form of trophies to be awarded to the winning choirs which performed each prescribed song to the satisfaction of an independent panel of judges and each participating choir will receive a piano. Choirs that will be represented include;
1. Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation
5. Police, Roads and Transport
6. Public Works
7. Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs
8. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
12. Maluti a Phofung
The Free State Inter-Governmental Choral Competition will take place as follows:
Date: 22 September 2017 (Friday)
Venue: Civic Theatre (Mangaung)
Through this initiative, the Free State DSACR is elevating choral music to a more coordinated and professional musical genre. We value choral music because of its dignity and the role it can play in nation building, social cohesion and the renewal of our heritage. This art form can play an important role in our efforts to promote moral regeneration and can be a vehicle through which we drive our anti-crime campaigns in the province. It is important to encourage young people to cherish and take part in choral music. In fostering social cohesion and nation building, choirs play a vital role in disseminating messages of unity and national pride, said MEC N.S. Leeto.
Source: Government of South Africa