Rectors Concert 2022

2 August 2022   |   By Dr Nitha Ramnath

The Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State (UFS), Prof Francis Petersen, has the pleasure of inviting you to the 2022 Rector’s Concert. In celebration of our resilience, humanity, a return to traditions, new norms and creativity, the concert performances by our talented students, staff, and alumni promise to keep you spellbound.

The line-up includes guest artist, Dr Wilhelm Lichtenberg, an alumnus of the UFS.  Dr Lichtenberg is not only a talented full-time practising cardiothoracic surgeon, but his love of music has earned him the title of ‘the singing surgeon’.  In 2020, Dr Lichtenberg’s debut album was nominated for a SAMA (South African Music Award) in the category Best Classical Album.

Well-known performers such as the Odeion String Quartet, the OSM Brass Band, Sibongile Mngoma accompanied by Dr Joseph Kunnuji, the Bloemfontein Children’s Choir, Naledi Mohapi, Riaan Naudé, Levert Solomons and Du Preez Stoltz with Anton Esterhuyse and Martinette van Jaarsveld, promise a spectacular event. Performances by staff and students include the UFS Choir, Dr Patricks Otomo, Tidimalo Mholo, and Mafusi Leseo.

Date: Friday 2 September 2022
Time: 18:00
Venue: Odeion Auditorium, Bloemfontein Campus


RSVP: Please register for the event on or before 25 August 2022 at to secure your seat.

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