This world renowned choir school ia a neighbor to Wits End Mountain Resort and their auditorium is only a short walk away.
The school today hosts about 120 boys, from the ages of 9 to 15, and students are of differing racial and social backgrounds with the main entry criteria being excellence of voice.
The choir regularly performs to packed audiences both within Southern Africa and throughout the world.
They have performed, by papal request, for 25,000 people at the Vatican City and on their 25th anniversary received an award as one of the best boys choir’s in the world at the triennial World Boys choir festival in Poland.
The choir performs a wide variety of coral renditions ranging from Bach to Freddy Mercury, with a liberal sprinkling of traditional folk songs from both the African and Afrikaans cultures.
Guests to the Central Drakensberg can enjoy their weekly Wednesday afternoon concerts, held during term time when the boys are not on tour. The concerts commence at 3.30 pm. These concerts will be subjected to strict COVID-19 protocols so numbers will be limited to 50 and social distancing will apply. Bookings to be done on line via www.webtickets.co.za
2020 Concerts Dates
- September 9,16 &23
- September 12- Special Saturday concert at 1.00 am
- October 14,21,24 &28
- November 4,11,18 & 21
In addition to these there are regular special concerts and two music festivals each year.
- Music in the mountains – In April each year
- Christmas in the Berg in December-Due to COVID-19 no firm dates have been given
Drakensberg Boys Choir Website –