Airport Shopping School Choir competition sees twelve finalists perform at the airport

2012-11-20 — / — Cape Town International Airport hosted the Airport Shopping local school choir competition on Saturday 17 November.  Congratulations to Harry Gwala High School from Belhar which walked away with the title for 2012! Coming in second was Settlers High School from Bellville West and Bloekbombos Secondary School from Kraaifontein took third place.

The event set to be an annual occurrence was launched in 2011 with High Schools in the Western Cape being invited to enter the Cape Town International Airport School Choir Competition. Last year saw Settlers High School from Bellville West walk away with the first prize while Jan van Riebeek High School and Harry Gwala took first and second runner up respectively.

This year twelve finalists were chosen to compete in the finals. The winning school walked away with R10 000 and a trophy. The first runner up won R5000 with the second runner up receiving R3000. All the participating schools’ kids received a Spur voucher and a goodie bag from the Big 5 Duty free shop at the airport.

All the participating schools were scheduled for a recording session for an exclusive CD production by Cape Town International Airport. The twelve finalists for 2012 were selected by judging panel that was also present on Saturday to select the winner, first and second runner up. “As part of the entry process and criteria for entering, Choir Masters had to be prepared to have the students perform being mindful of the exam period as well. The schools had to be available on the set date for the competition as well as the recording of the songs for the Airport Shopping’s limited edition Festive CD. The competition organisers ensured that the twelve schools were accommodated by having two recording dates as well as sending the recording company to those schools who couldn’t make it to the recording studio due to exams,’ said Deidre Davids, Cape Town International Airport’s Communications Manager.

“The kids were absolutely thrilled. Through this project we afford these children who are passionate about music an opportunity to gain meaningful exposure in the music industry particularly through an in-studio recording. A hearty congratulations to all of them”, concluded Davids.