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Cream of the crop wows at Eisteddfod


The Limpopo Eisteddfod 2018 ended with a flourish with the cream of the crop performing at a gala concert last Thursday.
MC Janie Wierenga, former presenter of a popular radio station and organiser Ans Becker ensured the smooth flow of proceedings as the audience was treated to a wide array of performances starting with the Akademie Reformia percussion band.
Dramatised poetry pieces were performed by Pieter Jordaan from Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos (Oosskool) and Tania Rosslee from Curro Heuwelkruin while Wilmarie Muller and Sarisa van der Goot from Hoërskool Pietersburg (PHS) had the audience in stitches with their dialogue.
The Oosskool choir, winners of the primary school choir category and the Girls Choir of PHS, winners of the high school choir category beguiled the audience with their melodies.
Natalia Lesoalo from Mitchell House pulled off a complicated piano solo and Monika Engelbrecht from Nonnie de Lange Dance Studio tapped her way into the audience’s hearts.
According to Becker this year’s Limpopo Eisteddfod was better than ever and received over 900 entries.
“Thank you to everyone for the role they played in making this evening such a success.”

Story and photos: KAREN VENTER

Pieter Jordaan from Oosskool during his dramatised poetry performance.

Curro Heuwelkruin learner Tania Rosslee’s facial expressions are spot on during her dramatised poetry performance.

Wilmarie Muller and Sarisa van der Goot from PHS peform their dialogue to the sound of much laughter by the audience.

Monika Engelbrecht from Nonnie de Lange Dance Studio tap dances up a storm.


Dudley Forde former rector of Michaelhouse, KZN, Andrew Cook, Mitchell House head and Willie Schoeman, PHS principal are spellbound by the array of performances.

The PHS Girls Choir sing their hearts out.