DUT CHOIR FESTIVAL REVEALS UNDISCOVERED DIAMONDS
By: Xolani Shabalala
Students from the Durban University of Technology got a chance to showcase their talents when the institution’s Department of Student Housing and Residence Life hosted a choir
festival last Friday.
The event was a way of giving spotlight to undiscovered talents found on the institution’s campuses.
Mncedisi Dlomo, organiser of the event said that they wanted to give students a chance to showcase their God-given talents.
“We wanted to find out which residence is gifted in song, plus there’s nothing which brings people together like music,” said Dlomo.
Residence choirs from Walsingham, Berea, Hertine Court, Campbell, Persada, Sherwood and Sterling House blessed the students with their melodic voices and did not fall short at stealing
Students from Sterling House left no stone unturned as they did their own version of songs like “Let’s get it started” by the Black Eyed Peas.
Sterling House was crowned as the winners of the competition and the second place went to Sherwood choir after performing a cover of Say Something by The Great Big World.
“I was a little bit nervous but I trusted my girls and I knew that they were never going to disappoint,” Sterling House choir leader, Nonhle Mngadi said.
The Lyric, which is a quartet male group who were entertainers for the night, left the crowd screaming ‘encore’ after they did an acapella version of Nathi Nkaya’s hit single, Nomvula.
“The audience was vibrant, young and full of energy. That made it easy for us to give our all on the stage,” explained Sphiwe Mavuso, member The Lyric.