South African Tenors
Simangaliso Thango, Sandile Sikhosana and Luvuyo Situmane are the three members of The South African Tenors. In 2018 they collectively participated in a talent show on SKAI TV called ‘ELLADA EHEIS TALENTO’ which translates into “Greece Got Talent”. During their summer tour in Greece titled “A Tribute to the Three Tenors”, they were noticed by a television producer who decided to invite the singers to do an audition for the show. The trio has performed for several private clients in Europe and also had the pleasure to be invited by South African embassies for performances in Europe after their big break in the competition.
Simangaliso ThangoSimangaliso was born and bred in a small town called Kwa-Nongoma and later moved to Richards Bay where he formally began his musical journey in a school choir. Simangaliso further went on studying music at the Tshwane University of Technology where he graduated Cum Laude for his Bachelor of Music. He also holds an Honours Degree in Arts, Culture & Heritage Management from Witwatersrand University. Simangaliso is currently reading for his MA (Master of Arts) degree in Cultural Policy under the supervision of Ms Avril Joffe.
Sandile SikhosanaSandile Sikhosana was born in Ladysmith, Kwazulu Natal and started singing at the age of ten. He went to study performers’ diploma in opera at the University of Cape Town under Professor Kamal Khan and Mr Patrick Tikolo. He has been involved in several productions at UCT Opera School and Cape Town opera from 2009-2015. Sandile has been touring all over Europe with the Cape Town Opera’s ‘African Angels’. In 2016 Sandile made his international debut as a tenor at the Dubai Opera House and Hong Kong cultural centre performing therole of Makhanda in an opera called Mandela trilogy. He is currently freelancing with an entertainment company based in Athens, Greece called Remarc International.
Luvuyo SitumaneLuvuyo was born in Butterworth and grew up in Komga, Eastern Cape in South Africa. Professionally an electrical engineer, Luvuyo went through intensive classical vocal training under the instructions of Mrs Gwyneth Loyd and Mkhululi Milisi(both University of Forthare) and has been part of the East Cape Opera Company. He has partaken in various choirs since his early learning and although music has always shaped and defined his youth, his notable achievements began in 2014. He performed with the Cape Town Opera as part of the ADHO member in Arts Cape Theatre, doing Credo the work of Bongani Ndodana. He then began with his journey in opera music with the University of Stuttgart Orchestra, a guest ensemble to the University of Forthare Music Department and Nelson Mandela Metro University, in which he performed the role of Alfred in Johan Strauss’s opera, Die Fledermaus.
“Amazing voices that go directly to the heart” (Regula Spuehler)
“These guys are fabulous, such talent great voices” ( Charles Fridsma- Casta Diva CEO)
” Watched the South African Tenors tonight, amazing voices real heartfelt singing” (Jane Goodman)