Khayelitsha Children's Choir Fund

In 2021, Bongani Magatyana began to realize his dream of starting a Children's community choir in Khayelitsha Township, Cape Town. Bongani is a professional musician, choir director and composer based out of Khayelitsha. He is well known in South Africa and internationally as a versatile composer and educator who draws inspiration from the rich South African choral singing traditions. As Bongani traveled around the world as a workshop leader, he was inspired by the children's choirs that he encountered. Bongani was determined to launch a community initiative in his neighbourhood.
Khayelitsha is the largest township in Cape Town and besides the fact that there are no children's choirs there outside of church and school, Bongani feels that the younger generations are becoming more and more removed from their culture's musical heritage. The Khayelitsha Children's Choir will be a place for young singers to study traditional and contemporary South African choral music as well as be exposed to singing traditions from around the world. Bongani is offering this experience at no charge to participants. Already, this choir has caused great excitement and enthusiasm within the community. After auditioning many singers, the choir has just over 30 singers and there is strong parental involvement. The choir rehearses every week and they are preparing for a 4 day study retreat and a self produced concert in September. 
Funds raised here would be invaluable to the success of this beautiful and ambitious project. The children, parents, Bongani and his team of helpers would be so incredibly grateful to receive your support and make this dream a reality. 

The funds will be used for
-all production costs related to the yearly self produced concert
-costs for a multi-day study camp
-fees for assistant conductors
-hired musicians
-sound gear 
-food for the shared meal at every rehearsal
-transportation costs

*GoFundMe does not work directly with South Africa so Karla Mundy (Canada) is collecting the funds and sending them directly to Bongani Magatyana and his team. Thank you so much for your support!56396980_1619905309449819_r.jpeg

Donations

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  • Kaitlin Foley 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Sinead O'Mahoney 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Patricia Cuyler 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Julie Stone 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Geoffrey Stone 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
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Organizer

Karla Mundy 
Organizer
Vancouver, BC
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