It’s almost time. The build-up and excitement is starting.
The highlight on the annual cultural calendar and the only event of its kind in South Africa, the Nedbank Grey College Music Festival will take place this year on 25 and 26 August at the Sand du Plessis Theatre in Bloemfontein.
The theme for this year is “Grey for Africa”. This symbolises the unity (even through diversity) under the Grey boys, unity when everyone comes together for the festival, creating a rippling effect of unity through music in the country and in Africa and therefore creating a feeling of Ubuntu.
“With our guest artists Corlea Botha, Refentse and Old Grey, Oddo Bam, together with the Grey boys, who all form part of this extravaganza, the festival promises to be an opportunity to be enjoyed and savoured by all”, says Mr. Deon Scheepers (principal).
An event of this magnitude can’t be possible without sponsors.
Grey College once again welcomes their partner and main sponsor, Nedbank as well as sub-sponsor, the North-West University, without whom this event won’t be possible.
Mr. Hattingh Davel, organiser of the event states that with so many new members of the team, this year promises to be exciting and fresh. This event showcases great talent and the boys have been working hard to bring you a performance of excellence. “It’s not about you. It’s not about me. It’s about “We” – working together – as one (African Proverb)”.
On 24 August, various old-age homes will attend the final dress rehearsal. This evening filled with music and entertainment will for many be an opportunity they wouldn’t have been able to experience otherwise.
This festival was initiated by former headmaster, Dr Michau Heyns and was previously known as the
Grey College Choir Festival.
In 2005, on the occasion of the school’s 150th anniversary, the Choir Festival changed its colours.
The name changed to the Grey College Music Festival, with the sole purpose of showcasing and
the wide variety of the Grey boys’ music talent and to give the Grey boys the opportunity to perform with top artists such as Steve Hofmeyr, Laurika Rauch, Theuns Jordaan, Nianell, Dozi, Karen Zoid, Lize Beekman, Jennifer Jones, Charl du Plessis, Brandon October, Coenie de Villiers, Bianca le Grange, Romanz, Jak de Priester, Caroline-Grace Brüssow, Nadine, Elvis Blue, Charlize Berg and Adam.
The Saturday, 26 August, will consist of two shows. Tickets for the Saturday afternoon will be available at Pacofs (051-447 7772) as from 24 July 2017. For more information contact Grey College on 051 444 1513.