Divas Unite for a Spectacular Star Studded Women’s Day Affair
Cape Town City Hall came alive on Sunday 09 August with a spectacular performance from South Africa’s top female divas at the inaugural Divas Unite concert in celebration of Women’s Day.
Some of SA’s top female artists including Zolani Mahola, lead singer of Freshlyground, top South African sopranos Magdalene Minnaar and Zanne Stapelberg, stars of the musicals stage, Kim Kallie and grande dame Judy Page, as well as SAMA Award-winning instrumental pop group, Sterling EQ, young up-and-coming opera singer, Noluvuyiso Mpofu and the Sans Souci Girls High School representing Sing the Change completed the lineup and were accompanied by an all female Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Brandon Phillips in a star studded concert that brought the crowd to their feet.
The beautiful and talented trio of Sterling EQ opened the show with the iconic Asturias (Leyenda). The three sopranos’ rendition of ‘I Feel Pretty’ from West Side Story set the scene for what was going to be a great afternoon. Zolani Mahola’s extremely emotional rendition of ‘I’d Like’ brought the crowd to tears before Kim Kallie’s ‘Cry Me a River’ followed by her mom Judy Page’s grande performance of ‘New York, New York’ saw the crowd into a 30 minute interval where guests were served complimentary Pongracz bubbly, Butlers Pizza, Frey Swiss Chocolate, cupcakes, tea and coffee.
A duet from broadway hit Phantom of the Opera by Darren Green and Magdalene Minnaar started proceedings again where they captured the audience with a powerful and passionate performance followed by Zanne Staplebergs ‘Milonga de la Anunciacion.’ The show reached its climax when all singers including MC Katlego Maboe came onto the stage for the Grand Finale to sing ‘We are the World’ together with the Sans Souci school choir. The audience roared with applause and rose for a grande standing ovation where they remained for the fun encore of Freshlyground’s song ‘Doo Be Doo,’ which had everyone dancing in the isles.
The event was brought to you by Opulent Living Experiences, and made possible by presenting partner Infiniti Luxury Cars and associate sponsors Gerlinde Moser RE/MAX, Pongracz, Frey Swiss Chocolate and Butlers Pizza.