25 Years of Goethe: Celebration

25 Jahre GI Johannesburg © Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

Fri, 28.02.2020


Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

The Goethe-Institut South Africa is turning 25! Our history is closely connected to that of the Republic of South Africa, since we opened our first office in Rosebank after the end of Apartheid. Similar to Mzansi, we have grown immensely and can now look back on a quarter-century of fostering South African-German relations. We are proud of having created great partnerships (which more often than not have turned into friendships) through our work of encouraging international cultural exchange and supporting the South African arts and culture scenes.
After the official ceremony (more info here), we finally get to the real celebrations with lots of musical entertainment: We start off with a  participatory choir performance by the Gauteng Choristers that will teach the audience how to sing Beethoven’s “Ode to joy” as well as a well-known South African songs. Afterwards, the Brass Roots project led by Marcus Wyatt and Alex Hitzeroth will get the party going with some heavy brass sounds. To top it all off, German born, South African based superstar Ralf Gum will make sure no feet stand still!
As we are expecting a large amount of guests, please RSVP here: https://25yearsgoethesa.splashthat.com