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Finalising the sponsorship for the popular Swakopmund Musikwoche are Riaan van Rooyen of Bank Windhoek (seated left) and Peter Steinkopff, chairman of the Swakopmunder Musikwoche. Standing are Pastor Klaus Tietz (Board member representing the patron DELK) and Ailly Namupala (Assistant to the Organisational Director of the Swakopmunder Musikwoche).

Finalising the sponsorship for the popular Swakopmund Musikwoche are Riaan van Rooyen of Bank Windhoek (seated left) and Peter Steinkopff, chairman of the Swakopmunder Musikwoche. Standing are Pastor Klaus Tietz (Board member representing the patron DELK) and Ailly Namupala (Assistant to the Organisational Director of the Swakopmunder Musikwoche).

The organisers and artists of the Swakopmunder Musikwoche last week received the fantastic news that Bank Windhoek will give them N$100,000 as a sponsorship.
This famous musical event treats Swakopmunders and holidaymakers alike every year to a decad-long programme of quality light music.  The Swakopmunder Musikwoche is scheduled from 06 to 15 December. Musicians, who wish to participate in the 48th Bank Windhoek Swakopmunder Musikwoche, can now register at www.musikwoche.com.  Registration closes on Sunday, 17 November 2013. No late registrations will be accepted. Participants can also pick up a registration form at any one of the DELK Church Offices or send an email to [email protected] to receive a form.
The Bank Windhoek Swakopmunder Musikwoche is an annual music event taking place under the patronage of the German Evangelic-Lutheran Church.  Every December music professionals are brought from national and international institutions to instruct and assist young and old musicians in Namibia.  The event lasts 10 days and culminates in a series of concerts offered to the public. Alexander Fokkens will again be the Musical Director, supported by the Choir Master, Hans-Jochen Stiefel. The Junior Orchestra this year will be conducted by Mrs Irene Schultz-Neumann from Germany, looking back at more than 30 years of experience with children and adolescent orchestras.
 “We are looking forward to lecturers from Namibia, South Africa, Germany, Belgium and the United States of America, as well as a group of students from the University of Cape Town, who will support our participants in their quest for excellence.
The students will also be practicing with smaller groups”, said Christiane Berker, Organisational Director of the Swakopmunder Musikwoche Team.

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