Sing for Pleasure

Shosholoza (ASB #14)

Shosholoza (ASB #14)


In Shosholoza we are delighted to present eight traditional songs from South Africa, arranged by Rebecca Berkley for choirs of varying forces. They are written in such a way that they can be adapted to suit your choir’s needs and you are encouraged to experiment with the number of parts and, in some cases, the structure of the performance; Rebecca has provided comprehensive notes to aid pronunciation and performance.

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1. Shosholoza
2. Noyana
3. Bawo Tico Somandla
4. The click song (Nconcothwane)
5. Bayandoyika
6. Senzeni Na
7. Hamba Nathi
8. Ipharadisi

Composer Information

Rebecca Berkley leads the Musicianship for Singers programmes for Sing for Pleasure. Rebecca is an Associate Professor in Music Education at the University of Reading. Specialising in choral education, musicianship and musical leadership, she teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and is a doctoral supervisor. She is also director of Universal Voices, a community choir for children which offers a free choral education to all children in the Reading area, along with training opportunities for aspiring local choral conductors and music education students.