Stunning Drakensberg Experience! The Drakensberg Boys’ Choir
Travelling to South Africa? Well, you’re going to Cape Town, right? And you want to see if you can get Big 5? Here’s something that’s better than Cape Town. Better than Big 5. And it’s Drakensberg Boys’ Choir. There aren’t that many things that are unique or world class in South Africa, but Drakensberg Boys’ Choir is one of them.
Thirty-six years ago, Drakensberg Boys’ Choir was born. The dream was of a multi-racial, multi-cultural Choir School to rival Vienna Boys. Not in middle of a history-rich, ancient European city. But in boondocks. In a beautiful, rural, sparsely populated valley in Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The first and only one of its kind on continent.
Doors opened in 1965 to first 20 pupils, after John Tungay persuaded his parents, Ronald and Gwen, to dedicate 100 acres of their farm to his proposed school. Today annual intake is 100 boys between 9 and 15, and auditions are held nation-wide.
Can you think of anything more sublime than crisp, mountain air, majestic mountains, azure skies and natural beauty as far as eye can see, complemented by pure tones of counter-tenor harmony?
The Drakensberg Boys’ Choir tours overseas every year and is internationally recognized as one of best in world. And they aren’t just holier that thou brats either – after hours they’re into rapids tubing, abseiling and Drakensberg hiking. They work hard and play hard.