Friday, February 26, 2010

Sowetan says of J. S. Mzilikazi Khumalo (b. 1932) 'Choral music luminary to be honoured'

[J. S. Mzilikazi Khumalo]

J. S. Mzilikazi Khumalo is a South African Composer and Choral Director who was born June 20, 1932. He is profiled at

26 February 2010
Gugu Sibiya
“One of the South Africa’s accomplished music luminaries Professor Mzilikazi Khumalo will be honoured at a function at Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto at 2pm tomorrow. Khumalo will be lauded for his immense contribution to choral music. He has not only made choral music his life but ensured that all the brilliant – living and dead – composers get recognition.
“This weekend Mzilikazi will officially retire from two of three choirs he had conducted for years. 'I am stepping down from the two choirs because I am no longer a spring chicken. At 77, I am old and tired and can’t keep up with the work required to deliver a successful A-plus choir. I am talking about big choirs that practise at night, in Soweto.

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