Drakensberg Boys choir are champions at World Choir Games in scenic pop category

6000 singers in 300 choirs from 60 countries took part in the world’s largest competition for non-professional choirs which are held every second year and this was the first time that the games had been held in Africa.

The games involved two competitive sections, Champions which was for the highest level of the competition for choirs that have already proven their proficiency at international level and the Open section for choirs with no international experience.

Within each of these, there are 27 categories.

READ: 352 choirs from all over the globe sang at the world choir games in SA

On Saturday, choirs gathered at the Sun Arena Time Square for an awards ceremony of the Champions Competition rounds in the first part of the competition.

Four South African choirs - including two from Kwa­Zulu-Natal - were among the winners.

The Drakensberg Boys’ Choir, conducted by Bernard Krüger, also won in the Scenic Pop/Show Choirs category, while St Mary’s DSG, Kloof Choir, conducted by Lindy van der Meulen, won in the Scenic Folklore category.

This was the first time that the games were held on African soil.

Artistic Director at the Drakensberg Boys Choir School Bernard Krüger says it has been a whirlwind ride for them as the Drakensberg Boys Choirs has never competed in this competition.

For us as the new entrance was quite an achievement and very exciting for us to win.

Bernard Krüger, Artistic Director at the Drakensberg Boys Choir School

Listen below to the full interview:


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