The Project Zulu Choir Return to Clifton College
This week we have been delighted to welcome back The Project Zulu Choir to Clifton College.
The Project Zulu Choir, a touring ensemble of 24 talented South African schoolchildren who first visited us in 2013, have been recording a new album, studying in our classrooms and performing for pupils over the last few days.
The choir, taken from six separate schools in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, incorporate traditional Zulu song and dance to create vibrant, unique and truly unforgettable performances. They are in the UK on a three-week tour raising money for educational projects in their hometown of Madadeni in South Africa.
Previous tours have helped to install solar panels at a school in their hometown and contributed to a number of educational and community opportunities, while proceeds from this year’s tour will ensure that pupils back home will enjoy IT equipment, interactive learning resources and educational books.
The youngsters have taken time out from their touring schedule to sample what it is like to be a pupil at Clifton College.
A Science lesson in our Preparatory School saw the schoolchildren build their own rockets, and they have been making use of the facilities in our Music Department (above) to record their second album.
The Choir's first set of recordings were captured here back in 2013 when they last visited and you can watch a short documentary about the making of that album below:
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This Friday, the ensemble will perform at our Commemoration, which we are really looking forward to.
If you wish to see the Project Zulu Choir for yourself, there are still tickets available to see them on their final UK date on Friday 10th June at St George’s in Bristol.
(Images courtesy of Project Zulu on Facebook)