Musical fundraiser for Hope Schools

WORDSMITH: Hope Schools pupil Cwenga Mlonyeni

Hope Schools held a benefit concert at First City Baptist Church last Saturday in order to raise funds for their organisation. In addition to various musical pieces performed by talented local musicians, a poem was also read by Hope Schools pupil Cwenga Mlonyeni.

Music was provided by Murry, Jonathan, and Grassey Buitendag on the trombone, violin, and organ respectively, Leonard Brandt on trumpet, and Jacques du Plessis on piano.

They performed a number of classical works such as Beethoven’s The Heav’ns Declare, Chopin’s Cantabile and Bach’s Loure.

No tickets were sold but those attending attendees were asked to make a donation at the door on their way out. Calendars were also on sale as well as a new album by Murry Buitendag, with proceeds going to Hope Schools.

ODE TO JOY: Jacques du Plessis, left, and Jonathan Buitendag perform at the Hope Schools benefit concert Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

Hope Schools, a division of Sophumelela Centre, provides education to economically disadvantaged children from grades 00 to 9. They also provide their students pupils with regularly cooked meals and transport to and from school.

“I can confidently say that Hope Schools is offering to their children an education that will match the very best education anywhere in this country,” said Hope Schools board chairman Dr Alan Staples.

For more information, call 043-745-0430 or e-mail

BRASS: From left, Murry Buitendag, Leonard Brandt, and Grassey Buitendag


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