The Durban High School annual Performing Arts Competition showcased the immense cultural talent at DHS. The dance, drama and music showcase allowed the learners the opportunity to explore different creative avenues. Learners were privileged enough to perform in the newly launched Chris Seabrooke Music Centre and as well as the established Seabrooke’s Theatre. The amazing facilities did not overshadow the performers as our gentlemen lived up to true DHS standards and principles.
The music category comprised of 14 items which included a variety of genres, from pop to traditional, as well as original compositions. With the addition of the new Chris Seabrooke Music Centre at DHS, many new faces appeared this year, highlighting some amazing talent, which is a positive for the development of arts at the school. The newly formed DHS band was exceptional and singers that had previously not been heard were given a platform to show off their talents. However, Siyathemba Ngcobo showed that he has what it takes to win the Best Vocalist category with his outstanding performance. Cohen Naidoo (vocals) and Akil Jamnadas (guitar) won the Best Duo category, and the Best Overall Performance went to rapper and newcomer, Aphiwe Shabangu, who brought the audience to their feet at the end with thunderous applause.
Durban High School would like to thank everyone who supported the show and we look forward to seeing the DHS talent and support grow from strength to strength.
Gyendra Sooriah / Natalie Rungan
Subject Head : Drama / Head of Music