Toring is sung in Afrikaans. Afrikaans is one of the 11 official languages spoken in South Africa. Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It evolved from the Dutch vernacular of Holland.
Toring is based on extracts from the poem Ek wag in my hart, written by the famous South African poet, Breyten Breytenbach. The themes of love and longing is explored, as a dialogue between the choristers and the piano accompaniment. The work is a rich musical showcasing perfect for any concert or competition setting.