On the 2 and 3 May, The Wales Millennium Centre Only Kids Aloud Chorus perform two concerts at the Artscape Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa as part of year-long celebration of 20 years of democracy. The performance will be alongside the Centre’s Partner, Cape Town Opera, choirs from the local townships, and Bryn Terfel!!!!

Cazbah is genuinely delighted and proud to play a small part in this fantastic occasion through its association with the OKA Chorus class of 2013/2014.

As a company we are fortunate to work with young people on many projects, currently as part of the delivery partnership for Big Ideas Wales (including the Enterprise Troopers Primary School Competition of course), Skills Cymru, and in the recent past United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

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The Wales Millennium Centre / Only Kids Aloud Chorus gathered in Cardiff Bay for their final rehearsal before travelling to Cape Town.

In each of these projects we have seen how young people respond positively to challenges and how they are inspired by competition and the mentors/teachers who guide them.

From our privileged position as part of the OKA community (more of which below), we have seen this in the young people of the Only Kids Aloud Chorus, to the point that we are ridiculously nervous and excited about the concert.

Not that nerves are necessary. As proud Welsh children they are extraordinarily talented singers. You can also see for yourself from their appearances on Heno,  and this Wales Millennium Centre Youtube video how they’re pretty comfortable talking, as well as singing, in to the microphone.

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The Wales Millennium Centre / Only Kids Aloud Chorus in Cardiff Bay, clearly excited at the prospect of performing with Bryn Terfel in Cape Town

There are always sound business reasons for sponsorship. In this case Cazbah is positively associated with the strong, Welsh, brands of the Wales Millennium Centre and Only Kids Aloud. Who knows where it might lead? Perhaps, just perhaps, Cazbah may get to work in the South African version of Llandudno one day….a lifelong dream since we saw the photos on Facebook earlier today

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Cazbah directors Kate and James make the rest of us jealous by posing in the sunshine at the Cape of Good Hope before watching son Owen perform with Bryn Terfel in Cape Town.

These photos were posted by the other reason for our support. Owen Parsons, son of Cazbah directors Kate and James, is a member of OKA. Good luck Owen (not that you’ll need it), the wider Cazbah family is very proud of you.

Of course we are equally proud of another of our Associates who we are fortunate to support. After a series of dazzling performances for Wales Students Rugby League, Lloyd Thomas, son of our very own Caroline Challoner, has been selected for Great Britain Students!

 Pob lwc i chi’ch dau!!

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