Engineering and the Cape Town Youth Choir

25 May 2017 - 09:15

Two students from the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) were part of a recent US tour by the Cape Town Youth Choir, whose performance at Carnegie Hall on 3 April received two standing ovations.

Soprano Hlumelo Marepula (civil engineering) and bass singer Jabulani Nyathi (chemical engineering), along with Finn Lewis, daughter of EBE dean Alison Lewis, were part of the 32-strong choir that shared their repertoire Songs of Loss and Hope with audiences in New York and Boston.

Their performances included items such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “Homeless” and renditions of traditional songs and hymns such as “Indodana” and “Ukuthula”. All were sung in the original languages.