Is your school ready to perform live on stage with Pharrell Williams?

BY SUPPLIED - JUNE 24, 2015

Woolworths announces the strategic collaboration, a first of its kind for a South African retailer, with Grammy Award-winning musician, record producer and philanthropist, Pharrell Williams.

The collaboration sees the global superstar and the business align their values and actions to make a difference in the lives of people, and the planet.

Williams takes on the role of Style Director in a ground-breaking collaboration across a series of sustainability-focused projects. The partnership is a strategic one, grounded in a strong set of shared values.

“Pharrell is a global icon for social cohesion, advancement through education and environmental awareness – these same values lie at the heart of our business and form the foundation on which this partnership is built. We hope Pharrell will help us make sustainability cool for the next generation of South Africans and help us create a better future for our children, our country and our planet,” says Ian Moir, CEO of Woolworths.

This September, one school singing group in South Africa is going to get the opportunity of a lifetime to perform live, on stage, with Pharrell Williams!

Woolworths, in collaboration with Pharrell Williams will be hosting a first of its kind private concert for its WReward customers and one singing group will get the chance to appear on stage with Pharrell and win a cash prizes of R100,000.

To take part, school singing groups are invited to submit audition videos of the group performing a song of inspiration. The top 10 finalists will be chosen by an independent panel after which the final selection of the Top 3 will be made by Pharrell Williams himself.

To enter schools have to put together a singing group (it does not have to be an official choir) of between 5 and 20 learners, aged between 8 and 18.

They should film the group performing a song of their choice song, load the song on YouTube and send their full entry (along with all their details) to [email protected]. Entries close 31 July 2015. School must please view the full competition rules online at www.woolworths.co.za/areyouwithus (under the Sing With Us section).

Prizes for the top performing school is R100 000 cash plus the opportunity to perform live with Pharrell. Second prize is R50 000 cash and third prize is R25 000 cash for the school.

Last year Riebeeck College Girls’ High School from Uitenhage, Eastern Cape took the R100 000 grand prize with their rendition of Asimbonanga, and were lucky to perform in the Woolworths’ tribute video with Johnny Clegg.

Second place went to Walmer High School’s Masifunde Youth Choir from Eastern Cape.  They were closely followed by third place winners Curro Hillcrest Christian Academy from KwaZulu Natal. 

 

IMAGE courtesy of womenstuff.co.za