Singing Sistas 2019















The Singing Sistas Festival was held from 4 to 7 March and had a packed programme of performances. This was the ninth year of the St Mary’s Singing Sistas Festival, all of which have been held on The Edge stage. This year’s combined festival, including the high schools’ choirs which performed, showcased more than 1 100 girls on stage being brought together by the power of music.

I am incredibly proud of the St Mary’s Senior Primary choir and the Junior School chamber choir which performed at a high standard on both evenings of the festival. The other schools which participated in this event include St Peter’s, Auckland Park Preparatory, St Stithians, St Andrew’s and Kingsmead. 

A huge thank you to all involved in helping to make the festival a success. It is a wonderful platform to showcase what the girls have been learning, and a great place to build comradery in the wider community between schools.

Here are a few comments from the girls about the festival:

“It was nice to perform on both evenings, because we got to see all the schools perform.” – Alice Thiel
“I liked that there were so many new people to meet.”– Nadia Willis-Chimanga

“I liked cheering on the other schools and making new friends.” – Lebone Ramokgopa

“It felt like all the other schools were supportive of each other.” – Alexandra Kobus

“We were having so much fun on stage!” – Kgaugelo Makgatho

Carol Shutte
Head of Music: Junior School