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WIN 10 TICKETS WORTH a whopping R1,000! One lucky reader will win ten R100 tickets and be able to invite friends & family to SydShul & Education Africa’s “SOUNDS OF CELEBRATION II” next week. The unique event features musical performances by 150 talented young artists and a guest appearance by Choni G, winner of the title ‘Jewish Star of 2012’. But hurry, the competition closes on Friday. If you don’t plan to go yourself, still enter and you you could donate the tickets to a worthy cause.
by ANT KATZ | Mar 11, 2015

To enter Jewish Report’s competition, simply “like” our FACEBOOK page. If you are already a “liker” you can still enter, see details below.

Sound of Celebration II - LOGO“Sounds of Celebration II” is billed as “A unifying celebration of talent, cultural diversity and music” and which hopes to build on the pilot project in which Sydenham Shul partnered with NGO Education Africa in an initiative to uplift disadvantaged communities in Gauteng, promises to be a whole lot bigger.

The unique event features performances by 150 talented young musos & a guest appearance by Choni G, pictured, winner of the title ‘Jewish Star of 2012’. 

Why only one prize?

Jewish Report has decided to create a single prize because that also allows a reader who doesn’t want to attend themselves, to enter and do a mitzvah if they win by donating the tickets to a worthy community cause (such as Youth Movements, Social groups, the Chabad Seniors programme or the Chev’s Sandringham Gardens, who are always looking to entertain their charges).

Representing a wide spectrum of cultures, Sounds of Celebration II aims to foster unity and positive interactions among young learners by facilitating cross cultural exchanges through music, and in the process benefitting disadvantaged learners and communities.

The concert follows the 2013 pilot project in which NGO Education Africa and Sydenham Shul partnered in an initiative to uplift disadvantaged communities in Gauteng.

Education Africa currently runs nine projects that address various educational needs in South Africa. Their most recent grassroots endeavour, their International Arts & Culture Project, has developed into an exciting, ongoing scheme aimed at bringing musical training to a wide number of communities, through the establishment of Marimba hubs.


The simple Competition Rules

1. There is a single prize of ten R100 tickets worth a whopping R1,000;

2. To enter the draw for the prize, Jewish Report readers simply need to go to our Facebook page and “like” it - CLICK HERE;

3. If you are already a “liker,” then place a comment on the story on Facebook and say you are already a liker and entering the competition;

5. The competition closes this Friday (13 March) at noon.

6. All qualifying entries will be given a number and the lucky winner will selected by a computerised random number generator and will be advised on Friday afternoon and their name published on Facebook and the www.sajr.co.za; 7. The winner agrees to allow Jewish Report to take and publish a picture of them receiving their tickets.

But hurry, it closes on Fri @ noon

The concert in on Tuesday 17 June so this will allow the lucky winner ample time to phone around and invite friends and/or family members, or, should they wish, to donate the tickets to a worthy organisation.

As a direct result of the 2013 Project, a marimba hub was opened at Ithute Primary School in Alexandra Township where over 100 children from four schools attend marimba lessons on a weekly basis. 

Ten educators have been up-skilled and trained to teach marimbas and an additional set of marimbas were donated to Stoneridge Primary School in Eden Park serving children from Tokoza, in appreciation for the outstanding marimba work being done at that school. The culmination of the project was a concert which was attended by 800 children from disadvantaged communities.

This year’s event coordinated by Education Africa’s musical director Joan Lithgow sees children from ten schools performing individual pieces on nine different instruments and also includes choral pieces and dance. 

Wide variety of pieces

The audience can look forward to pieces on marimbas, a steel band, Gumboot dancing, a Greek band, a Scottish pipe band, Japanese Koto, Djembe drums, penny whistles and Irish dancing. The individual performances will be complemented by Beethoven’s Ode to Joy performed in an extraordinary collaboration between all the various young musicians and ensembles in a range of styles.

The organisers are presenting two free matinee performances for 1,500 disadvantaged youth in the Gauteng area. These young learners will have the opportunity to hear their talented peers perform in a world-class venue.

An educational booklet, allied to the CAPS curriculum, has also been prepared and will be supplied to each learner. The final performance, formally presented by David Bloch, takes place on 17 March at 8pm at the Theatre of Marcellus: Emperor’s Palace and is open to the public.

Show your support

Tickets are available through Ticket Pro and Postnet outlets – SEE POSTER BELOW. Tickets can be also be booked directly at participating Postnet outlets.

For more information about the project and the concerts contact Education Africa at 011 685-7300 or Sydenham Shul at 011 640-5021 during office hours.

Participants include: Asako Kano-Meier, Dominican Convent, an Irish dancer, the Jack Lerole Penny Whistle Ensemble, Jeppe Boys High School, John Wesley Community Centre, King David Linksfield Primary School, Saheti School, St Benedicts College, St Dominic’s Boksburg, and Stoneridge Primary School and, of course, Choni G.

The event poster & more details

Sound of Celebration II FULL

The event poster, above


1 Comment

  1. 1 Denis Solomons 13 Mar
    If I won the tickets I would donate them to Selwyn Segal !
    My philanthropic nature coming to the for e !

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