Stand by You – Rachel Platten – performed by the Drakensberg Boys Choir during their Wednesday afternoon concert on 9 March 2016. Starting the weekend with the Drakies is always a good idea. I’ve put both the lyrics and Rachel Platten’s original video below for purposes of comparison and your further enjoyment. Enjoy :-). mfi
It’s been a while since I posted an earwig so without further ado here’s the Drakies doing what they do so well. Enjoy :-). mfi
The Drakensberg Boys Choir perform Uxam during their Wednesday afternoon concert on 6 April 2016. Been a while since I posted anything from this stunningly good South African boys choir. Enjoy :-) mfi
Let’s start the weekend with the Drakies. Enjoy :-) mfi
I keep on meaning to post this. If you know the performance by Perpetuum Jazzile and are wondering where they got it from it was the boys of South Africa’s, Kearsney College Choir who first came up with the idea. So here you go – the original. The soloist is the inimitable Stefan Grobler. Enjoy…
The boys of the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir giving an impromptu performance during the interval of a concert of African music given on December 3rd 2014 at their school. Every time I hear them sing I’m reminded of why their one of my all-time favourite choirs. Enjoy :-). mfi
Selga Mence is a Latvian composer whose songs for children are a joy (Short biography here). There’s a wonderful tradition of choral music in the Baltic Republics and this song is no exception. I was delighted to see a message in my inbox telling me that one of my favourite choirs had recorded this marvellous…
Wethelebuke, a SiSwati composition – as recorded on our campus in 2012 Enjoy :-) mfi
A group of very talented Drakies showing what they can do. They clearly enjoyed themselves greatly — Puts a grin on my face every time I watch it. Enjoy :-) mfi
Celebrating 4000 Facebook likes! Let the River Run as recorded on our campus in 2012 – music and lyrics by Carly Simon.
The boys of the Drakensberg Boys Choir, together with the Kärntner Landesjugendchor and the proTON Vokalensemble performing Amavolovolo live in concert on Wednesday 27 August 2014. Enjoy :-). mfi
I. Introitus: Requiem Aeternam II. Kyrie eleison What makes the Drakensberg Boys Choir so unique is the fact that they use boy tenors and bass as opposed to adult males and they sound incredible in this piece.
Kearnsey College Choir are another wonderful South African Choir whose fortunes I follow with keen interest, I was delighted when they won gold at this year’s World Choir Games in Riga. Delighted but not surprised – they’re very good at what they do. Enjoy :-). mfi
Oh my. mfi As performed live on Thursday 26 June 2014 – the Drakensberg Boys Choir and Chicago Children’s Choir performing I need You to Survive. Conducted by: Josephine Lee of the Chicago Children’s Choir
When a new year’s intake start attending the Drakensberg Boys Choir School they get five weeks of tuition in how to sing choral music. Then they give their first public performance. This year’s new boys sang Eugene Butler’s ‘Music is my Life’. Enjoy :-). mfi