Durbanville Primary School choir, scooped up first place in the “young children’s choir” category at the World Choir Games in Pretoria, while competing against choirs from all over the world.

Achieving an overall score of 89.25% in the category for their performance of We Are The Voices an ensemble‚ conducted by Anne-Marie Dippenaar.

Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schäfer told TimesLive on Friday: “Music is a universal language of the world and I am so incredibly proud of the Durbanville Primary School choir.

“My hearty congratulations go to the school choir conducted by Anne-Marie Dippenaar for winning this award on home soil.”

Durbanville Primary also placed in the Folklore with accompaniment category scoring a 75% and earning a silver medal. 

The World Choir Games takes place each year and brings together the world’s best of the best to compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in open and champion competitions. A total of 412 medals were awarded this year.

Overall, South Africa walked away with a total of 76 medals across various categories, making us the country with the highest number of medals received.

Here are some highlights of this year’s event:

Picture: Durbanville Primary School

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