Tsakane Police choir to sing for Gauteng
17 August 2011 | Mpho Morereane
Tsakane Police Choir heads to the national Police Music Cultural Association festival this year.
For the past two years, the choir has come close to competing in this prestigious and important national festival, but lost out at provincial level.
When the Tsakane Police Choir first featured in the provincial elimination competition in 2009, which is the year the choir was formed, it got position three, a huge success for rookies.
Last year, the choir tried again, but yet again got a third place. However, the third time, they nailed it when they competed at Sam Hlalele Hall in Tembisa. The choir, which is led by proud conductor Thulani Maqungo, returned home with four trophies to adorn the newly opened Tsakane Police Station. It won a trophy in western, Afrikaans, traditional songs, as well as an overall trophy.
In second place was Thokoza Police, followed by Johannesburg Police.
Thulani attributes the choir’s success to the dedication and effort of the choristers and new recruits.
“We promise the entire Far East Rand that we are going to work even harder to win; we aim for the peak of the mountain,” says Thulani.
He adds that the Tsakane police’s support made it possible for them to lift the four trophies.
Tsakane Police Choir is currently rehearsing hard, preparing for the Polmusca Festival, set to take place at Mbombela in September, where the finals will be on Heritage Day.