PVE Prestige GALA - 2011

The annual Paarl Valley Eisteddfod (PVE) Prestige GALA, held in the Paarl Town Hall on Thursday the 8th of September, a  prestigious occasion, presented an opportunity to all art lovers to experience artistic expression by top performers from the Eisteddfod 2011 season that came to a close. Artists from the Paarl Valley and the further reaches of the Western Cape were  rewarded for the hard work it takes to perform at peak.

The event, sponsored by the Paarl Rotary Club, iKapa Catering through Western Province Catering, the Drakenstein Municipality and the Paarl Post, was opened by soloist Jo-Nette LeKay with Dvorák's "Song to the moon" from Rusalka.

Affiliated members of the PVE, its friends and sponsors, the public and 163  Prestige Prizewinners, thoroughly enjoyed the 90 minute programme, packed with prestige performances, as well as the Chairman's Keynote speech in which the future direction of the PVE was revealed. The Chairperson's speech, presented to the packed hall, conveyed plans to work closer together with businesses, organizational and government structures to create partnerships that will largely benefit the young and upcoming artists!

All category winners received Prestige Performance Certificates and Medals during a glamorous event during which winner's prizes were handed over to the 163 individual and group artists by the Drakenstein councilor, Dr Noël Adams, portfolio (Social Services and Community Development).

Chairperson’s Message

On behalf of the Paarl Valley Eisteddfod (PVE) executive and convenors, I wish to offer greetings to our valued partners, councilors, distinquished guests, patrons and performers!.

The Prestige Gala Event coincides with International Literacy Day and we appeal that you offer the next 90 minutes in tribute to the literacy ability of our performers! The artists respect this decision and are grateful for your ear!

Our constitutional mandate is to arrange an annual Eisteddfod encompassing the different art disciplines. The Prestige Gala event concludes the season which started in May and showcases the talent of our exceptional local artists. The artists attend schools in Paarl or in surrounding towns and receive tuition either at school or privately.

The 23 convenors and their teams are to be commended for their utter dedication in organizing the individual events. Headmasters/Principals/Educators/Parents have been so accommodating and supportive at the various events and at times the adjudicators faced a challenge in the awarding of prizes.

We acknowledge the need for creating links with various social partners, i.e. business, civil society and government to further expand our service to the learner and encourage you to offer your expertise in strengthening our efforts.

We are delighted in bestowing honorary membership on Yvonne Weiss, one of the PVE stalwarts, who have served in the capacity as convenor for recorder music and have made an indelible mark on numerous learners, and educators! Of significance is the manner in which this category has grown over these years.

We are indeed grateful to the Paarl Post, the Rotary Club, IKAPA and the Drakenstein Municipality, for their valued contributions towards this event.

The new PVE management took a quantum leap in establishing a virtual office via the website which gives immediate contact regarding the events including links to viewing certain performances. We hope you are encouraged to browse and you may also comment on the Paarl Valley Eisteddfod facebook page!

With your ongoing support, we are poised to make deeper and wider strides in exposing learners to the opportunities in the ARTS!

Gail Jacobs


Advertisements subsidized by Paarl Post

The Voice of



CLICK our Prestige GALA sponsors

to visit their web sites!

Catering sponsored by iKAPA Caterers and

delivered by Western Province Caterers (Health)

PVE Prestige GALA Program - 2011

Caren Bosman (Vise-Voorsitter: PVE) namens Gail Jacobs (Voorsitter: PVE)

Honorary Membership Award                    Mrs  Y Weiss - member since PVE inception

Gaskunstenaar                                         Jo-Nette LeKay  Begeleier: Arno Jones

                                                              Song to the Moon uit Rusalka  -Dvorák-

Ballet                                                      Adele Immelman School of Ballet  - 15-16 yrs trio —Reflections

Poem                                                      Kerishné  Cornelissen                   - Choosing Shoes

Klavier                                                    Lida-Mari Fick                              - Rhumba Toccata

Monologue                                              Mikyla Passerini                           - Connie Gable on the Blue Train

Blokfluit (12 jaar ensemble)                      Paarlzicht Primêr                         - Tango Chacabuco

National Dance                                        William Lloyd Primary GR 4-5:       - A Sicilian Circle

Duet                                                      Johan Momsen & Henk van Rhyn   - Aint She Sweet

Prosa                                                     Emma Wiehman                          - Dodelike siekte

Contemporary Dance                               Schoonspruit Secondary               - Gypsie

Klawerbord                                             Amoré Conradie                          - Medley

Amoré could not perform due to illness but click "Medley" above to listen to her during the recent eisteddfod!

Violin                                                     Jeffrey Armstrong                         - "Spring" Sonata No 5 Op 24

    Accompanist - Arno Jones

    Adagio Molt Espressivo


Koor                                                       Laerskool Hugenote  - Just A Single Voice  & Under The Linden Tree

Percussion                                                             Frank Pietersen Music Centre - Piece No.1     Piece No.2



Medals Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Paarl and
Handed over by Councillor
Dr Noël Adams (portfolio - Social Services and Community Development).
2011 GALA GALLERY - Sponsors and Guests


Klik HIER vir NUUTSTE 2011 Prestige Wennerslys 

Click HERE for latest 2011 Prestige Winners list.

Please also See QUESTIONS & ANSWERS below and be sure to check back soon for 2011 Prestige GALA event updates!

Sien asseblief ook Vrae & Antwoorde hieronder en kom gerus terug na hierdie blad vir meer opwindende PVE Prestige GALA nuus! 


1. Waar en Wanneer word die PVE Prestige GALA gehou?

PAARL STADSAAL - Donderdag die 8ste September 2011

2. Hoe laat begin dit?
Die Voorprogram begin al teen 18h00. Dit behels musiek, uitstallings en sang in die voorportaal van die Stadsaal. Die Hoofprogram begin om 19h00.

3. Hoe laat moet die kinders daar wees?
Die kinders wat trofiee/bekers ontvang moet teen 18h00 by die Stadsaal aanmeld om teen 18h30 hulle sitplekke in te neem. Elke sitplek sal genommer wees en 'n lys met name wat met die nommers ooreenstem sal in die voorportaal wees. Kyk vir die "PRESTIGE WENNERS LYS"

4. Hoe laat sal dit +- klaar wees?
Die Prestige program sal hierdie jaar omtrent 90 minute lank wees en sal dus teen 20h30 afgehandel wees.
BELANGRIK: PVE Bestuur se wens is dat u die volle duur van die kort program sal bly

5. Watter drag moet leerlinge aantrek?
Tradisioneel word pryswenners/leerders wat na die Prestige Gala genooi word versoek om in swart en wit geklee te wees.

6. Watter drag moet genooide optreders aantrek?
Skool-kore en groepe wat genooi word om by die Prestige aand op te tree moet verkieslik in hulle skooldrag optree. Dit geld vir die voorafprogram sowel as vir die hoofprogram.

7. Is daar 'n toegangsfooi betaalbaar?
Hierdie jaar sal toegang vir die publiek (ouers ingesluit) 'n bedrag van R20-00 per persoon beloop.

8. Watter toekennings word tydens die Prestige geleentheid toegeken?
Die Prestige geleentheid is geskep om twee tipes toekennings te maak. Eerstens word verdienstelike optredes tydens die afgelope eisteddfod seisoen beloon met 'n Bestuurstrofee in die vorm van 'n Prestige Sertifikaat en 'n medalje en tweedens word Ere-lidmaatskap vir onbaatsugtige diens aan huidige of vorige Lede van PVE gemaak.

9. Word bekers tydens die Prestige geleentheid toegeken?
Nee. Bekers word nie meer by die Prestige geleentheid uitgedeel nie. 'n PVE Bestuursbesluit by die Algemene Jaarvergadering van 2010 het tot gevolg dat Bekers vervang word met Medaljes. Die besluit is geneem na aanleiding van 'n bevinding dat die groot getal bekers en die administrasie daarvan dit grootliks bemoeilik om bekeruitdeling suksesvol te hanteer. Verder is daar besluit dat  alle bekers ingetrek en in 'n sluit-vertoonkas by die nuwe PVE kantoor ten toon gestel gaan word. Versoeke vir fotos met bekers en bekervertonings by instansies moet met 'n skrywe aan bestuur vir oorweging gerig word.

10. Wie tree by die Prestige geleentheid op?
Tydens die Prestige geleentheid word 'n gaskunstenaar genooi. Presterende Skoolkore/groepe en leerders word vir optrede deur sameroepers benoem waarna die Prestige aand organiseerder 'n keuse uit die aanbevelings maak.
Die organiseerder nooi ook persone/groepe om aan die voorprogram deel te neem.

11. Gaan fotos by die Prestige geleentheid geneem word?
'n Fotograaf is gereel om professionele fotos the neem van pryswenners. Hierdie fotos sal geneem word nadat 'n toekenning in ontvangs geneem is en wel in 'n sylokaal. Agterna sal Fotos saam met wenners en ander persone in die voorportaal geneem word. Fotos sal dadelik te koop aangebied word en koste daarvan sal spoedig aangekondig word.

12. Gaan enige verversings tydens die geleentheid te koop aangebied word?
Nee. Die verrigtinge is baie kort en gaan in een sessie afgehandel word.


1. Where and when will the Prestige GALA be held?

PAARL TOWN HALL - Thursday the 8th of  September 2011

2. What is the start time?
The pre-program start at 18h00 and will offer music, Art exhibitions and singing in the foyer of the Town Hall. The main programme wil commence at 19h00

3. When should learners be at the Town Hall?
Learners should arrive at 18h00 at the Town Hall and take their seats at 18h30. Each seat will be numbered in accordance with a list that will be available in the foyer of the Town Hall.

4. How late will the programme finish?
The Prestige Gala will last for 90 minutes and all proceedings will be done by 20h30.
IMPORTANT: PVE Management sincerely hope that you will stay for the duration of the short program.

5. What is the dress code for learners?
  Traditionally learners and prizewinners were requested to wear white and black for the Prestige Gala evening.

6. What is the dress code for School choirs and groups?
  School choirs and groups that are invited to perform at the Prestige evening, either during the pre-program as well as the main program must dress in their school uniform. 

7. Will an entrance fee be charged?
This year, an entrance fee of R20-00 per person will be charged for all visitors including parents.

8. Which awards are made during the Prestige evening?
The Prestige evening offers two types of awards. The first being awarding excellent and deserving performances during the previous eisteddfod season. These awards comprises a Management Trophy in the form of a Prestige Certificate and a medal. Secondly the Prestige evening award past and current members of PVE with Management nominated Honorary membership as stipulated in the PVE constitution.

9. Are trophies awarded at the Prestige evening?
No. Actual trophies are no longer issued during the Prestige evening. a PVE Management decision during the Annual General Meeting of 2010 effectively replaced issuing of trophies with a Prestige Certificate and a Medal. The decision was based on the fact that it became impossible to administrate the huge number of trophies and the issuing thereof in a successful manner. According the decision all trophies will be retracted and displayed in a lock-up display cabinet at the offices of the PVE. Winners who want to take pictures with their trophies or institutions that want to display trophies in their own premises must request such in writing to PVE management.

10.Who perform at the Prestige evening?
At least one professional performing artist are invited to perform during the Prestige evening. Convenors nominate further groups or individuals after which the event organiser select groups or learners to compliment the theme of the event. The organiser also invites individuals or groups to participate during the pre-programme which happen in the foyer.

11. What about photos?
A professional photographer will take pictures of winners in the Banquet Hall as prizewinners leave the stage. Photos will also be taken afterwards in the foyer with friends/family and teachers. These photos will be on sale at the event. Costs will be announced as soon as available.

12. Will refreshments be sold at the event?
No. Due to the short program, no sale of refreshments can be allowed.