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Makhanda Kwantu Choir


The Cathedral Choir, Director Cameron Luke, sang Haydn’s ‘Little Organ Mass’ at the first Sung Eucharist of the National Arts Festival on 30 June 2019. They were accompanied on the organ by former Cathedral Director of Music Christopher Cockburn. Listen to the Gloria.

St Michael’s Marimbas, directed by Asakhe Cuntsulana, gave two concerts in Grahamstown (Makhanda) Cathedral during the National Arts Festival 2019, as part of Spiritfest.

At their concert ‘Choral Extravaganza’ in the Cathedral during the 2019 National Arts Festival, the Makhanda Kwantu Choir directed by Kutlwano Kepadisa sang ‘The Word was God’ by Rosephayne Powell. This is a short extract.



The Cathedral Choir, conducted by Kutlwano Kepadisa, singing Ukholo Lwami at the Festival Choral Evensong, 29 June 2018.

St Michael’s Marimbas in concert under Asakhe Cuntsulana.

At the first Festival Eucharist on 1 July 2018, Neo Motsatse played this lovely violin solo, ‘Little Girl‘ by Sibongile Khumalo arranged by JB Arthur, together with the Kwantu Choir conducted by Kutlwano Kepadisa.

Ecumenical Street Parade: Members of various local churches and schools paraded down Grahamstown High Street on Sunday morning 8 July 2018 in an act of ecumenical witness.

Selections from the Eucharist service in the Cathedral of St Michael & St George, Grahamstown (Makhanda), 8 July 2018, with guest choir from Jesus College Cambridge.



The St Michael’s Marimbas under Asakhe Cuntsulana, performing in the Cathedral of St Michael & St George, Grahamstown (Makhanda) during Spiritfest 2017.


Little Jazz Mass (Bob Chilcott): Extract from the Gloria, sung in Grahamstown Cathedral during the National Arts Festival, 2 July. An invited group of jazz players and singers, conducted by Kutlwano Kepadisa.

A clip from a concert by the Methodist Circuit Choir, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown (Makhanda), Spiritfest 2017.