The National Choir Festival is a national choral music competition conducted at district and regional/provincial level culminating in a National Final. It is an annual event that runs from January to December. Old Mutual has given financial backing for this project since 1988.
The name National Choir Festival (NCF) is widely recognised as a brand of its own in the choral music fraternity. The project goes beyond the borders of South Africa, with choirs from Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland joining South African choirs in this exciting music development venture.
It is considered to be the biggest and best of the choir festivals and draws attendants and fans from all over the country and SADC region.
September 08, 2016
What better way to ease into Spring than to head outdoors and enjoy local musos pouring out their beats, as you lounge on the lawn and sip a glass of wine in the beautiful Durban Botanical Gardens.
Back by popular demand, Mi Casa returns to the Old Mutual Music at the Lake stage following a successful international tour. The award-winning band will be performing alongside KwaZulu-Natal duo, Easy Freak on…
June 30, 2016
International blues maestro Dan Patlansky and acclaimed artist Albert Frost will bring the party to the Durban Botanic Gardens on Sunday, 17 July when the blues meets rock as part of the popular Old Mutual Music at the Lake series.
Whether you are into blues or rock, the experience is guaranteed to be a sizzling mix of electrifying world-class music, pleasant weather, sub-tropical flora and a great crowd.
Dan Patlansky, fresh from…
April 25, 2016
If you want to show your mom just how much she means to you this Mother's Day, you could go with the usual gifts like flowers, chocolates or maybe even breakfast in bed. However, if you want to make the day more special, you could get the family together, pack a picnic basket and treat her to a beautiful afternoon of music at the Durban Botanic Gardens on Sunday, 8…
March 30, 2016
Diarise Sunday, April 3, when one of South Africa’s most popular music groups, The Parlotones, take the stage at the magnificent Durban Botanical Gardens.
This special performance by the country’s most loved rock band announces the first show of “The Parlotones Orchestrated” tour. The tour will see the band take their hits to venues across the country in a scintillating display of contemporary yet classical versions of their extensive discography, together with…
December 14, 2015
To thunderous applause from 4 000 choral music enthusiasts, KwaZulu-Natal’s SA Singers clinched the coveted title of the best choir at the 38th Old Mutual National Choir Festival this past weekend.
More than 22 of Southern Africa’s top choirs focused on lifting the beauty of song to new heights as they competed for top honours in the Festival, held this year at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein.
November 30, 2015
Visit this page to live-stream all of the action from the 2015 Old Mutual National Choir Festival, live, via Old Mutual Live between 12:00 and 19:00 on 13 December 2015.
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Please note that the live-stream above will only be active between 12:00 and 19:00 on 13 December 2015.
You can also download and listen in via the Old Mutual App.
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November 30, 2015
Ticket sales for the 2015 National Choir Festival (NCF) finals are now open at Computicket.
The NCF finals take place at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein on 12 and 13 December 2015.
Be sure also to not miss the live broadcast from the finals on Old Mutual Live between 12:00 and 19:00 on 13 December 2015.
Old Mutual Live is Old Mutual's digital radio station and brings you live…
November 06, 2015
Ticket sales for the highly sought after 38th Old Mutual National Choir Festival have opened. The cream of the crop of Southern Africa’s choirs have secured their places in the 2015 Old Mutual National Choir Festival Finals taking place in Bloemfontein at the University of the Free State, South campus, on 12 and 13 December.
To kick off the final leg of the choral music competition, conductors of the 22 participating…
September 10, 2015
A musical showdown is expected at the Orient Theatre in East London this weekend when the Eastern Cape leg of 2015 Old Mutual National Choir Festival takes place on Saturday, 12 September.
Nine choirs in the standard and large categories, respectively, will compete for regional honours and a chance to compete at the national finals in what promises to be an intense competition between the province’s top vocal talents.
The choirs competing…
September 02, 2015
The Gauteng regional leg of the 2015 Old Mutual National Choir Festival takes place this Sunday, 06 September, at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus in the Imbizo Hall. 12 standard category choirs and 4 large category choirs will be taking part in the competition.
According to Bandile Mngoma, Old Mutual Sponsorship Manager, “This competition is a memorable experience for participants and audiences alike. Every year it raises the bar as…