UniZulu Choir from South Africa visits WPCS
This past September we were honored to host the esteemed University of Zululand (Unizulu) Choir for a workshop with their director, Bhekani Buthelezi, followed by a concert open to the public at Wicker Park Lutheran Church. Our singers learned about traditional South African music composition and even created a song together on the spot!
ABOUT THE CHOIR: The choir was established in 2001, bringing together singers from all areas of study throughout the University. They sing composed choral repertoire, Afro-Gospel, Afro-Jazz, Afro-Soul, Traditional, Indigenous Music, and even Opera. They were National Champions in the 2013, 2014, & 2015 Arts and Culture choir competitions. They have been recognized as National Champions by both the Vaal Choral Music Association and Gauteng Choral Music Association. In 2014, the choir got the opportunity to perform with South African President Jacob Zuma, and have also performed for his Majesty, the King of the Zulu Nation, Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. Most recently, they are proud to have had the opportunity to tour throughout the United States in September of 2015.
Photo credit: Heather Limper