Rustenburg to Host the COMFESA North West International Symposium

Media Release – For immediate release

Rustenburg, South Africa – The Choral, Opera, and Orchestral Music Federation of South Africa (COMFESA) proudly announces the North West International Symposium. Scheduled for February 17-18, 2024, at the Rustenburg Civic Centre, this event is poised to be a dazzling showcase of talent, culture, and artistic excellence.

This initiative is sponsored by the Rustenburg Local Municipality, through a shared vision for nurturing the arts and providing a springboard for aspiring choral musicians in the North West. This is a significant step towards regenerating the arts as a viable economic and cultural asset in South Africa.

Event Highlights Include:

*Masterclasses by Prof Patrick Tikolo and Mr Xander Kritzinger of the South African College of Music and the Cape Choral Academy, offering invaluable insights and training to up-and-coming artists.

*A Strategic Panel Discussion**, led by Mr. Timothy Zulu, focusing on the fusion of artistic excellence with economic viability in the choral sector.

*The Mayor’s Opera Gala Night**, an exclusive event spotlighting the exceptional operatic talent of the province, underscoring the municipality’s commitment to elevating the arts within the community.

COMFESA and the Rustenburg Local Municipality warmly invite members of the media to immerse themselves in this cultural extravaganza. Your coverage is crucial in amplifying the voices of our artists and sharing the transformative power of choral music with audiences both locally and beyond.

This symposium is not just an event; it’s a movement towards redefining the role of choral music in South African society, from a heritage practice to a dynamic, economically sustainable art form. 

Join Us:

When: February 17-18, 2024

Where: Rustenburg Civic Centre, Upper East Side, 1 Abbey St, Cashan, Rustenburg, 0300

Watch: Live on the COMFESA YouTube Channel and Facebook page

For media inquiries, accreditation, and detailed information, please reach out to Elle Williams at

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