Youth Orchestra
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The KZN Youth Orchestra honoured the female medical staff of South Africa on the frontline of the COVID-19 Pandemic with a stunning performance.


KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (31 August 2020) – The KwaZulu-Natal Youth Orchestra is made up of talented young musicians from Durban to Pietermaritzburg and Richard’s Bay! Before the lockdown, they were based at Reddam House in Umhlanga.

To be a part of the youth orchestra, the musicians audition each year, and once in the orchestra, they practised each Friday afternoon. The group then performed across South Africa for music lovers.

“Our members are scholars who take music as an additional subject at school or who take private external tuition. They come from a wide field of backgrounds, creeds, religions and colours. Our only criteria are that they audition with a minimum Gr 3 classical music certification, are between 12 and 22 years old and can commit to all practices, rehearsals and concerts for their year of enrolment.

Our tutors are trained musicians in their own right who nurture the orchestra with passion and pride to bring out the best in each member so that they can contribute to the orchestral unity and perform their concerts with flair and accomplishment.”

The orchestra has not been idle, they have practised through the lockdown and recently joined the ranks of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra by putting a beautiful performance online for South Africans to enjoy.

The orchestra used their incredible talent to honour the female medical staff working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each musician filmed themselves at home and a video was created to share the whole orchestra playing together. It is a beautiful performance that left us with chills. Take a look below. You can follow them for more stunning performances via Facebook here.

Sources: Facebook
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