2018 Music Tour to Oudtshoorn
On 22 June, the choir and orchestra team totaling 46 students departed from OR Tambo International Airport on a 5-day tour to Oudtshoorn and the surrounding area. The stayed over in Oudtshoorn and Prince Albert. They experienced the adventure tour in the Cango Caves, had a stargazing experience offered by professional guides, drove through the Outeniqua pass and the Swartberg pass, visited the Meiringspoort waterfall, spent a couple of hours on the beach in Herold’s Bay and participated in the most fabulous African drumming session. The team performed in the streets at Prince Albert, also at the NG Moederkerk in Oudtshoorn (a national heritage site) as well as conducted performances during community service activities.
The students spent 3 hours at the Oudtshoorn Community Centre teaching songs and movements to approximately 90 children who were either homeless or orphans from 8 -18 years of age. Our students also donated warm clothes and spent time playing games and serving students with all sorts of goodies ranging from chocolate to toys. The music team also spoiled the elderly with a concert at Coronation Old Age home and showered them with gifts of chocolate and hand cream. Some of the most rewarding elements of the tour were the conversations about the experiences which ranged from; community service, geographical phenomena in the Swartberg pass, the beauty of the Cango Caves, the Karoo stars, planets and moon.