The East London Cantata Choir will be taking their audience on a musical journey when they perform at the St John’s Anglican Church on Sunday September 9.
Secretary of the choir Yvonne Daniels said the choir was formed in the early 1970s when a group of singers decided to form a choir which would provide musical entertainment for the local community.
As a non-profit organisation, it has presented many oratorio and choir performances around East London.
Over the years, the choir performed both sacred and secular music, which for the past nine years has been under the direction of Dr Bruce Johnson.
“The main aim of the choir is to give people who enjoy singing a chance to perform as part of an organised group, as well as providing cultural music to East London audiences,” Daniels said.
While there was no entry fee to the concerts, donations are welcome from those attending to but in order to cover costs such as the printing and copying of music and the venue use, she said.
Members of the choir also pay a R20 fee each per term.
“At present, the choir consists of approximately 30 to 40 singers who practise every Monday from 5 to 6.30pm at the Hudson Park High School Music Room.
“Anyone who would like to join is welcome to come along and meet us.
“The ability to read music is an advantage but not a requirement – just a love of music and singing,” she Daniels said.
For more information, people can contact Daniels on 082-878- 2079.