Hilton College pupils’ fundraising concert will help vulnerable children in KZN

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Hilton College pupils will be performing at the Hilton Arts Festival to raise money for Ingane Yami, a special village for orphaned and abandoned children in the Dassenhoek community, near Hillcrest. Photo: Supplied

THE Hilton College music department will be hosting a special fundraising concert in the Hilton Arts Festival marquee at 6 pm on Thursday, September 14.

Performing at the concert will be the school choir, vocal ensemble, award-winning marimba bands and the school orchestra.

The musical programme includes the Bach Double Violin Concerto, traditional South African vocal music, seventies funk, symphonic rock and a cover of Coldplay’s Viva la Vida.

All monies raised from the concert will go to Ingane Yami, a special village for orphaned and abandoned children in the Dassenhoek community, near Hillcrest.

Brett Udal, director of music at Hilton College, said the concert was part of the department’s social responsibility programme.

“Every year, we host concerts at our school for parents, boys and the public for a good cause and this year it is Ingane Yami,” he added. “Our campaign started on June 15 with the Two Schools in Concert with the Michaelhouse music department.

“On July 23, a trip to Ingane Yami was organised for the Hilton music boys to meet the children at the village: to see where they live, their school, to play games with them, to spend time singing and playing musical instruments together. Simply, the aim was to build meaningful and loving relationships with the children so they know that they are loved.

“The boys at Hilton College are extremely privileged, and are in the fortunate position to give back to society in terms of their time and musical talent. As a school, we have a responsibility to create our future leaders to have more heart and social responsibility for the less fortunate.”

Tickets for the concert are R180 online through the Hilton Arts festival website: www.hiltonfestival.co.za. The price includes a soup bar with a gourmet cheese table, plus a wonderful evening of music entertainment. A cash bar will be open and three prizes, sponsored by Karkloof Safari Spa, The Hilton Bush Lodge and Pearly Grey Resorts, will be auctioned on the night.

The prizes include an all-inclusive two-day package for two persons at the Karkloof Safari Spa; a week’s luxury accommodation (self-catering) for a family of four at the Pearly Grey Resort in Tenerife, Canary islands (flights excluded) and a midweek family stay or event function hire at The Hilton Bush Lodge.

 

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