Music pupils perform for Huis Luckhoff

On Friday 18 October the Rustenburg Concert Band, Chamber Choir and Orchestra put on a concert for the people of Huis Luckhoff. Eats were shared, people sang along to the music of the Beatles and ABBA, and standing ovations were …

ARCO Strings Project

The ARCO Project is an innovative alliance, established in 2015 between Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Morris Isaacson Centre for Music in Soweto. The project consists of weekly individual instrumental lessons, mentoring and string quartet coaching delivered by a group of …

Matric Music Recitals 2019

On Monday 12 August the RGHS Matric Music class presented a section of their programme for the practical Grade 12 finals. This has become a highlight on the music calendar and Charlie’s Hope was packed with friends, family and staff. …

The Armed Man rehearsal

The Armed Man collab at the City Hall

Soon, Rustenburg, SACS and Rondebosch will be presenting the touching and famous Karl Jenkins piece, The Armed Man, at the City Hall on 23 and 24 July at 19:30. It will be a night celebrating inclusivity and peace. All those …

Music Results Term 2 2019

Congratulations to our musicians and their dedicated teachers on these excellent results. CAPE TOWN EISTEDDFOD DIPLOMA BARASHENKOV, Mia – Strings, Baroque, 16 years JEON, Jiyoon – Strings, Romantic, 18 years RGHS Trio – Strings Trio WHITTAL, Erica – Strings, Romantic, …

Marimba Festival 2019

On Friday 26 April 2019 our Junior and Senior Marimba bands participated in the annual Marimba Festival at the Baxter Theatre. Various other high and junior school bands took part, as well as marimba groups. Bands included Edgemead High, Micklefield …

GET Music Lunchtime Concerts

The Grade 8 & 9 Music Lunchtime concerts took place this (15-17 April). Well done to all the music students! Photos by Megan Cusens and Sara Irwin

125 Kaleidoscope of Music

The Kaleidoscope of Music evening on Thursday 14 March, in celebration of the schools 125th birthday, was an outstanding event that featured remarkable performances from some exceptional musicians including past pupils and a few of our very own music teachers. …

Music pupils visit the City Hall

On Thursday 24 January our subject Music students went to the City Hall to watch the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra perform works by Jali, Poulenc and Rachmaninov. The girls especially enjoyed the Jussen brothers from Holland performing the Poulenc double …

Music Workshop with Amanda Tiffin

Another successful music workshop was held on Monday, 21 January in the Thomson Hall. The talented vocalist, Amanda Tiffin (Head of Jazz Studies at UCT) was invited to facilitate a jazz workshop on improvisation. The girls had the wonderful opportunity …

Music Results Term 4 2018

ABRSM PRACTICAL RESULTS DISTINCTION ECCLES, Anna – Grade 3 Clarinet HATTON, Abbey – Grade 3 Singing HOLLAND, Taylin – Grade 5 Descant Recorder KIM, Younsung – Grade 7 Violin NTSOKOLO, Asemi – Grade 6 Singing SAMPSON, Chloë – Grade 4 …

Music Results Term 3 2018

Congratulations to all our musicians and music teachers for all the excellent results this term.       Results of the Trinity Guildhall & ABRSM Practical & Theory Examinations 2018 DISTINCTION PETERS, Ameryn – Trinity Theory Grade 6 JEON, Jiyoon – Trinity Theory …

World Choir Games

From the 4th to the 8th July the Rustenburg Girls’ High School Chamber Choir competed in the 10th World Choir Games held for the first time in Pretoria, South Africa. This event flies by the banner ‘Various Voices, one Harmony’. …

Grade 10 Lunchtime Concert

On Wednesday the 2nd of May, another installment of the Music Department’s ‘Lunchtime Series’ took place in the Kemp Hall. The musicians were mostly in Grade 10 and were assessed for their performances. The music, played on a wide variety …

Piano Festival 2018

On Wednesday, 2 May the Rustenburg Music Department presented the annual Piano Festival in Charlie’s Hope. Several pianist from neighbouring schools were invited to perform at the evening that celebrated composers such as Debussy, Bernstein, Grieg, Rachmaninov, and South African …

National All Girls’ Festival 2018

Another enjoyable and successful National All Girls’ Festival took place this past long weekend (27-30 April) in East London at Clarendon Girls’ High School where Rustenburg competed and collaborated with other girls schools from across South Africa. Results and feedback from …

Franschhoek Chamber Music Workshop

During the holidays, eight of our Rustenburg girls attended the 28th annual Chamber Music Workshop in scenic Franschhoek. They received professional and highly personalised instruction to improve their skill. The group had a minimum of two coached rehearsals per day, …

Kaitlin Downie attends SANYO course in Johannesburg

Over the December holidays, Kaitlin Downie attended the South African National Youth Orchestra course in Johannesburg. Auditions took place in March 2017 across the country and she had to prepare a solo piece above grade 7 level and a study. …