VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL EISTEDDFOD
This festival offers a platform for musically talented candidates to perform and be adjudicated by professional musicians in their chosen field:
African music – mbira, marimba, other traditional instruments, vocals – solos, ensembles and choral work.
Western music – piano, recorder, wind and brass instruments, jazz, big bands, vocals – solos, ensembles and choral work.
It is usually held in March. In 2020 over 1800 entries were received but the festival had to be cut short due to the arrival of the pandemic. This year the Eisteddfod went virtual with selected performances from the 615 received being uploaded onto Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Due to the covid pandemic, the 2020 festival was greatly curtailed, and 745 entries were received in an online festival, that culminated in a wonderful prize-giving at the Associatiosn of Trust Schools offices at Chisipite School on the 27th November 2020.