This world renowned choir school ia a neighbor to Wits End Mountain Chalets 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.
May-1,8,15,22 & 29
June 5,12 & 19
July 17,24 & 31
August 7,14,21 & 28
September 4,11,18 & 25
October 9,16,23 & 30
November 6,13.20 & 27
In addition to these there are regular special concerts and two music festivals each year.
Music in the mountains 18 – 21 April.
Program of shows:-
Friday 19 April
10.00 – 11.00- Easter meets Mozart
15.00 – 16.10-Choral Jamboree featuring Drakensberg Boys Choir, Jacaranda Children’s choir @ St David’s Marist choir.
19.00-20.10-Loki Rothman “Live in concert”
20.30-21.30- Saarkie-Fringe stage
Saturday 20 April :-
10.00- 11.20 Choral Scherzo-4 choirs
15.00 – 16.10-Founders concert
19.00-20.10- Philharmonic Pop gala featuring DBCS & Joburg youth Orchestra
20.30-21.30-The Family Business- Fringe stage
Sunday- 20 April-
10.00 – 11.05- Easter meets Mozart- DBCS, DBCS Old Boys Choir,Soloist & St David’s Marist Inanda
15.00- 16.15- Choral splash
Christmas in the Berg- 6 – 8 December.