COMFESA President Lungile Jacobs speaking at a Choral Music Indaba.
Background to COMFESA
COMFESA emerged from a series of Choral Indabas, engaging and uniting choral practitioners to tackle the industry’s need for professionalization, sustainability, and commercial viability. A critical...
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Our Mission

We strive to

Maintain a standard of choral music excellence through high-quality performances, masterclasses, and symposia that showcase the best of South African and international talent and expertise.

Empower emerging musicians, conductors, and composers by promoting access to education, resources, and opportunities for professional development.

Cultivate partnerships with local and international artists, organizations and educational institutions, to broaden the impact and reach of choral music.

Reflect and enrich South Africa’s diverse cultural heritage through the inclusion and promotion of a wide range of choral works and compositions.

Act as a central hub for the interests of the choral music sector, facilitating communication among member organizations and serving as a comprehensive databank for choral music resources.

Represent the industry on government and legislative matters, acting as the leading voice for choral music in South Africa.

The COMFESA Leadership Team

The COMFESA Leadership Team. From left to right: Lungile Jacobs, Timothy Zulu, Khanyisile Blaai, Kgosi Monaisa, and Bandile Mngoma

Through our mission, COMFESA aims to serve and support the choral music community, fostering the development, professionalization, sustainability, and longevity of choral music as a vital cultural genre in South Africa.

Our Partners and Sponsors

The Choral, Opera, and Orchestral Music Federation of South Africa (COMFESA) has been the proud recipient of a three-year funding grant (2022-2024) from the National Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture. This funding arrangement has been a cornerstone in the realization of our vision: to host symposia across all nine provinces of South Africa, spreading the impact of choral music and its potential for economic and cultural enrichment throughout the nation.

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