Wits students and invited artists showcased their musical and poetic talents last Saturday night, in an effort to raise money for charity.
Jubilee Residence held its annual talent show, themed “Touching hearts through entertainment”. The event was organised to raise funds for the Door of Hope and Christ Church Christian Care Centre in Berea. Jubilee recently took responsibility for these two homes.
Bands including Trace of Art from Daveyton and Two Coffees and One Milk entertained the audience. The crowd was also given a chance to participate through song, dance and poetry during the open mic session which took place in the last hour of the show.
Opera group Cantores Magna Ensemble stole the show with their unique genre of music. They were the only opera music group present.
The MC for the evening was the sharply-dressed Lazola Cutalele. He performed a rap freestyle that caught the attention of the appreciative audience during the open mic session.
Ernest Oppenhiemer Residence won the raffle ticket draw, taking home a R300 dinner voucher for two, at Rococo in Sandton.
Chief organiser Dikamatso Mabhena thanked the guests for attending and donating to a worthy cause.
“What motivated me to organise the event was the lack of necessities like stationary and tutors to help the kids do their homework in the homes”, she said.
Additional profit was made by selling drinks, snacks and raffle tickets.