African and Jewish choirs sing for state of Israel

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

Choral voices will reverberate at the Wits Linder Auditorium tomorrow evening when the well-known Jewish Male Choir and its famous counterpart, Imilonji ka Ntu, take to the stage.

The ground-breaking concert will start at 7.45pm.

The combined choirs will present an exciting concert with a difference.

The 45-man choir will be accompanied by a ensemble under the baton of George Mxadana, who will be assisted by accomplished accompanist, musical director and arranger Evelyn Green.

Proceeds will be distributed to the Community Service Organisation and Takalani Home for the Mentally Handi- capped in Soweto.

The programme will include the likes of the foot-tapping Yiddish folk song Tumba- lalaika, Lewandowski's magnificent Ha'l'luka, the famous The Lion Sleeps Tonight, the African-American spiritual Go Down Moses and the Russian favourite Kalinka.

The audience will be inspired when they hear Vukani Madoda, a song sung by mineworkers and Woza, a traditional African song. Spiritually uplifting will be the prayer in song, Avinu Malkeinu.

In tribute to 60 years of the state of Israel, a medley of well-known songs depicting the Eternal City will be featured, as well as other popular choral compositions.