What Can You Do?
The Trust is looking for any help possible from donations, private benefactors as well as private sponsors in order to be able to stage the educational workshops in South Africa.
Your support will make a critical difference to the lives of many young, aspiring and still underprivileged talented South African musicians and singers. You can help us inspire the next generation of South African musicians and opera stars.
The 2019 festival is expected to cost R500,000 (£25 000) which principally represents costs of travel for the young singers chosen from across South Africa, accommodation, food, venue and piano hires. Most of the professional artists donate their services.
To make a donation please click on the donation button below or fill out he form to the right and we will send you full information on ways to help to this initiative.
What does my Support do?
Return cost of travel for the young singers chosen to be part of the two weeks intensive developmental & training program held in Cape Town, South Africa.
Guest teacher's travel from their home towns to Cape Town to teach the young singers
Accommodation, Ground transport & Food for the duration of the workshops and competition.
Venue Hires for auditions, workshops, master-class and educational performances involving the community
Music scores, books, books and keyboards for local teachers to keep for music education of the young
Become a Patron
For major individual donors who give outstanding support and share our aims – please contact us if this interests you. We would expect donations of at least ZAR 50,000 or £2,500 at this level.
Your name will also be associated with one of the main prizes (e.g In 2013 the main prize was called after one of our patrons – The Diemersfontein Prize and the runner up as the Shepstone & Weylie Prize.
Bronze ZAR5,000 £200
Silver ZAR8,000 £400
Gold ZAR16,000 £800
Platinum ZAR32,000 £1600
If you would like to make a donation and become a patron, please email us at: