The Voices of South Africa Trust is a registered non-profit trust that was started by the international South African opera singer Njabulo Madlala in 2010, dedicated to empowering highly talented young opera singers and other performing artists in SA.
Their Amazwi Omzansi Africa (Voices of SA in Zulu) Performing Arts Festival is a music performance and educational initiative aimed at the development of the youth of Southern Africa.
They will again be running a series of ongoing masterclasses, workshops in the run up to their national singing competition.
Artists will be selected from across South Africa and Swaziland through rigorous auditions & interviews.
Leading artists in the field will be assembled to engage the young people through education, training, dialogue & mentoring inspiring them to greater heights.
One of their success stories is that of Simon Shibambu who attended the masterclasses in 2013 and has since secured a full scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London and performs at the famous Royal Opera House!
Thirty young singers will be chosen out of about 800 applicants auditioning to attend the masterclasses which will begin on 15-29 August in Durban.
To apply please visit their website ad submit your application before 22 July 2016.
They need to raise about R350,000 to make this possible – so please support their fundraising campaign & help spread the word!