Photo Credit: Bokaoso Art Institute

The Bokamoso Art Institute choir brought home three gold medals from their first World Choir Games, flying the South African flag high in South Korea.


South Africa (19 July 2023) – The Bokamoso Choir won big at the 12th World Choir Games in South Korea this year, bringing home three gold medals. Several South African choirs took part in the prestigious event, bringing home a total of 7 medals overall (4 gold and 3 silver).

The Bokamoso Arts Institute conducted by Mohau Mogale, were attending the World Choir Games for the first time this year, making their win a heartwarming one indeed!

“We enjoyed our stay here in South Korea in the city of Gangneung. What a wonderful experience we had. Now we are going home as world champions with three gold medals and one championship. We are very proud to raise the flag of Mzansi” – Bokamoso Arts Institute

The choir won gold for:

  • C8 – Mixed Choirs
  • C16 – Musica Sacra with accompaniment
  • C28 – Scenic Folklore

Other proudly South African winners included:

  • St Mary’s DSG Choir, conducted by Lindy van der Meulen -C28 – Scenic Folklore – GOLD
  • City of Roses Choir, conducted by Sibongile Mngoma – O21 Gospel – SILVER
  • St Mary’s DSG Choir, conducted by Lindy van der Meulen – Category C25 – Scenic Pop / Show Choirs – SILVER
  • Kholwa Brothers, conducted by Derrick Mlambo – Category C26 – Folklore a cappella – SILVER

Sources: Interkultur 1 / 2
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