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NOTEWORTHY

October 2010

Tumelo Motsa a disabled (semi blind) student passed final grade 8 violin in the 2010 October practical exams with RSM.
 
 

May 2010

Hymn Festival; 30th May in Mafikeng – North West with the Methodist, Roman Catholic and Lutheran church choirs.

ACOSA trained church choirs, and wrote the hymns for orchestra; and accompanied these choirs.

 
 

May 2010

Hymn Festival; 2nd May 2010 in Meadowlands with the zone 7 Methodist church choir.

ACOSA trained church choirs, and wrote the hymns for orchestra; and accompanied these choirs.

 
 

March 2010

A cello student, Abel Selaocoe, nurtured by ACOSA has won a scholarship to the NE College of Music in the UK after matriculating at St Johns College.

 
 

2009

Sthembile Magagule passed  RSM final grade 8 theory of Music at the Soweto Music Conservatoire

 
 

2009

Kutlwano Masote successfully conducted the Soweto Symphony Orchestra, professional soloists and the Soweto Young Voices in the 4 major SA Messiah concerts.

 
 

2009

The National Lotteries funds approved a three year sponsorship for ACOSA. In 2010 we received funding to purchase property for offices and musical training, vehicles and music development programmes in the conservatoires and for the Soweto Youth Orchestra development.

 

Prior

The Music Director M Masote is a holder of awards for his contribution in music and youth orchestra development including;

  • Order of Ikhamanga Bronze from President Thabo Mbeki 2006
  • Honorary  Licenciate from UNISA for music development for the under- era previleged during Apartheid.
  • Michael Masote’s South African Messiah, a translation of G F Handel’s Messiah to 11 SA languages received acknowledgement and sponsorship from
    • Dept. of Arts and Culture in Soweto-May 2009
    • Royal Bafokeng in Rustenburg-July
    • Arts Alive by Jo’burg City in September 2009