Successes of 2012


The WCMA Orchestra had a very successfull 2012. Highlights and achievements included:

  • Trophy Winners at Artscape School Arts Festival: selected as overall winner of all Music and Orchestra items. Also invited to play at Gala Event where award was received.
  • Share a Note Concert with Cape Town Opera: The Orchestra performs with the Cape Town Opera Vocal Ensemble (24) and a Mass Choir with more than 200 children from surrounding schools. The Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Marvin Kernelle (CTO) and Carina Brown (WCMA) gave 2 successful performances and this was by far the most successful Outreach Program of the CTO. 
  • Achieved 3 Cum Laudes and 2 Gold at the Wes-Boland Eisteddfod and was also awarded the High School and Primary School Trophies.
  • Successful performance at the Hugo Lambrechts Ensemble Festival in September at the same event as the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
  • Langebaan Country Estate: Congress of Curro Principals: successful performance
  • Workshops and Masterclasses: The Orchestra were priviledged to be tutored by members of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, twice in the second term. The Percussion section especially has benefited from this tremendously and some were selected to receive further training by these professionals.



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