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Concert in a Convent Garden 2018 – The Artists!

  NOMBULELO YENDE: SOPRANO                                       NOMBULELO YENDE: SOPRANO Nombulelo Yende is currently a 4th year BMus Opera Degree student at the South African College of Music in the University of Cape Town under the guidance of the notable Professor Virginia Davids. In her foundation year of study in 2014 she made her debut on the opera […]

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Louise Howlett  (Photo: Elzahn Johnson)
Bongani Kubheka (Bass Baritone)
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Nombulelo Yende (Soprano)

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Nombulelo Yende is currently a 4th year BMus Opera Degree student at the South African College of Music in the University of Cape Town under the guidance of the notable Professor Virginia Davids.

In her foundation year of study in 2014 she made her debut on the opera stage as a chorus member in the UCT Opera School’s production of Gioachino Rossini’s Il Viaggo a Reims. In the year 2015 she was awarded the Ruth Ormond Price for the most promising opera student and was also part of the Opera School’s production of La Travita by G. Verdi and Le Nozze Di Figaro by W.A. Mozart as a chorus member. 2016 was the year she made her debut as a soloist in the Opera School’s Kaledioscope “Love and Revenge Scenes” performing an extract from G.F. Handel’s Giulio Cesare production as Cleopatra. Furthermore, she was part of the Youth Music Festival later that year. Miss Yende continued to strive in La Serva Padrona by G.B. Pergolesi as Serpina in June 2017 and  performed the role of the First Lady in W.A. Mozart’s production of Die Zauberflöte which was staged at the Artscape Theatre in  November of 2017.

 SALLY MINTER: FLUTE

Sally MInter (Flute)

Sally Minter (Flute)

 SALLY MINTER: FLUTE

Sally Minter graduated with a Master of Arts with merit from the Royal Academy of Music in London where she performed under the baton of esteemed conductors Marin Alsop and Semyon Bychkov.  During her undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town, Sally was awarded several scholarships and prizes, including the class medal for three consecutive years for achieving the highest aggregate in her year.  She has performed as a concerto soloist with every major orchestra in South Africa and was the winner of the Fine Music Radio Award in 2011.  Sally performs regularly in and around Cape Town with various chamber music ensembles, including her flute and piano duo Avanti with pianist Coila-Leah Enderstein.  Together they have focused on performing captivating programmes and engaging with their audience in intimate venues and new performance spaces, as well as commissioning and performing new works.  Sally has performed with the Cape Town Festival Orchestra for several years and recently started playing occasionally with the Cape Town Philharmonic.  Most recently, Sally was the runner-up in the prestigious SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition.  When she’s not performing, Sally teaches the flute to high school students, many of whom have won prizes in local competitions.  Through her teaching and performing career, Sally hopes to foster a diverse and engaging music scene in Cape Town.

LOUISE HOWLETT: SOPRANO AND JAZZ SINGER

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LOUISE HOWLETT: SOPRANO AND JAZZ SINGER

Soprano Louise Howlett, originally from England, studied classical singing at the Royal College of Music in London. She came to South Africa for a gap year,  and soon made South Africa her home moving to Cape Town in 1999 where she made her debut with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra at the Kirstenbosch Millenium Concert.
 
Her love of classical, jazz and Broadway led her to create her own unique combination of “Across the Styles” singing projects which she regularly performs with pianist Albert Combrink. 2018 performances include Symphonic Shakespeare with the Cape Philharmonic, and Broadway Blues at Suidoosterfees in April. 

Louise wears a number of ‘hats’ off stage as well as on. A keen promoter of classical music, Louise is the General Manager of the Cape Town Concert Series – regarded as the leading recital and chamber music platform in the country.  She is also Artist Liaison for La Motte Wine Estate and co-ordinates amongst all presenters the Unplugged Newsletter, featuring monthly highlights of the classical performances taking place around Cape Town.  Louise is also a regular presenter on Fine Music Radio. Her programme “For the Love of Opera” features all the latest news and reviews of opera around the world today.

Bongani Kubheka: Bass Baritone

Bongani Kubheka (Bass Baritone)

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BONGANI KUBHEKA (BASS BARITONE)

BONGANI J. KUBHEKA was born and raised in Newcastle, a developing town of KwaZulu Natal province in South Africa. In 2010 he enrolled to study his Performers Diploma in Opera at the University of Cape Town, training with baritone Patrick Tikolo while receiving opera coaching from Professor Kamal Khan. He graduated in 2014 with 4 Distinctions and continued with post graduate studies in 2015. During this time Bongani has developed as a young artist through a number of university productions and collaborations with Cape Town Opera most notably as Figaro in a production of Le Nozze di Figaro. Bongani was chosen to perform with Bryn Terfel during his tour to South Africa and in 2014 he was invited to take part in a short course at Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artist Programme (YAVA). He has participated in a number of master classes and competitions and prizes include winning the Schock Foundation Prize for Singing, the Ian Renner Competition and the Amazwi Omzansi Competition founded by Njabulo Madlala. He was a finalist of the 2015 Operalia Competition held in London.


Bongani moved to Cardiff to continue his studies with a Master’s Programme in Vocal Studies at the Welsh International Academy of Voice under the tutorship of Dennis O’ Neill sponsored by the Wales Millennium Centre for 15/16 season. During his studies in Cardiff, he has been fortunate to work with the world famous singers, conductors, teachers and coaches. He has participated in master-classes conducted by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Della Jones, Susan Bullock, the baritone John Rownsley and Ryland Davis. Bongani has also received coachings with major conductors of the opera stage like Richard Bonynge, Julian Smith, Gareth Jones and Anthony Negus. He performed as part of the collaborated gala concert between WMC and WIAV which had Bryn Terfel and Julia Lehnzev as guest artists, and accompanied by the Cardiff Sinfonietta under the baton of Mr Jonathan Mann and he performed the Petite Messe Solenelle conducted by Gordon Kilby in Llandeilo. He also participated in 2016 prestigious Stuart Burrows International Competition and won the 1st prize along with the audience prize. Bongani’s most recent highlight was in the role of Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola as part of his last year postgraduate studies at the University of Cape Town under the baton of maestro Jochen Rieder. Bongani also has a keen interest in giving back to the community and participated in a prestigious local outreach music programme “Kunstreffers” which toured around local schools and communities.

 

ALBERT COMBRINK: PIANO & MUSICAL DIRECTOR

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ALBERT COMBRINK: PIANO & MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Albert Combrink is a multi-faceted pianist working in a variety of genres: from classical, instrumental and vocal accompaniment, chamber music, musicals, opera, jazz and tango, as well as composer and arranger. Whilst his first musical studies were on french horn and piano, his love of working with voices took him into the realms of accompaniment and coaching at the UCT Opera School, Cape Town Opera and the award winning Isango Portabello Company. He has coached many of South Africa’s great singers and was vocal coach for Brett Bailey’s Macbeth which has received international acclaim. He also ran a performance academy with musical greats Judy Page and Kim Kallie. He is invited regularly to accompany artists on Kyknet, Ontbytsake, Expresso including the international cross-over star Katherine Jenkins on Top Billing. He is Music Director for projects including Concert in a Convent Garden and Dance for a Cure. He performs regularly with local and international artists, most recently violinist Amelia Chan and in 2016 he won a Fiesta Award for ‘Hunkering na die Ses’ which he co-wrote with Lynelle Kenned and Clint Lesch.  He is a long term member of South Africa’s premiere Cape Town Tango Ensemble with whom he has recorded three award winning cds. In addition he also loves to dance tango when he gets time. Other skills include being co-author of 3 Arts and Culture Textbooks which have sold over 100 000 copies. Albert is currently teaching at Springfield Convent.

IGUGU LE KAPA CHOIR (Phumelele Tsewu – Conductor, Zuki Tsewu – Soloist & Co-ordinator)

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The group was established in 2012.It comprises mainly of Ex-Fezeka high school choir members and has since developed into a chamber choir that has other members with similar singing acumen who were not part of the Fezeka choir.

Some of the members are UCT Opera school graduates and some are professional opera singers who have been part of the Cape Town Opera’s voice of the nation ensemble.

The group performed in July 2012 at the Wales Millenium Center in Mzantsi Cymru’s Torchbearers. It also featured as a guest choir in the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in the same year. In 2013 the group hosted in Gugulethu Cape Town the George Washington University Choir in a concert. The choir also performed in the Ihlombe International choir  festival that was held in Bonteheuwel Cape Town with two choirs from the USA and one other from Bonteheuwel.

In October 2013 the choir performed in a number of concerts around Paris in the South Africa-France season of Festival de Autamne France with distinction. The group closed the year with a touching performance at the UWC’S Nelson Mandela Poetry and song memorial service in honour of the great icon.

The choir was officially launched on the 29th March 2014 in an amazing concert and its new name  ‘’iGugu Le Kapa Chamber Choir’’ which simply means The Pride of Cape officially unveiled. In 2015 the choir also performed at the Amsterdam Festival to greater acclaim.

The choir is under the directorship of one Phumi Tsewu who is one of well decorated conductors of youth choirs in Cape Town. He conducted Fezeka High and won numerous competitions provincially and nationally. Under his tutelage the choir received countless accolades and awards with them.

In 2008 he travelled with his school choir to the UK to sing in the Salisbury International Festival and Wales Millennium Centre. He features in the award winning Film called “Fezeka’s Voice.” He has adjudicated in numerous choral eisteddfods like SA Schools Choral Eisteddfod, ATKV and Tygerberg International Eisteddfod to mention but a few.

The choir was requested by the directors of the Cape Town Opera to represent the company at the Langollen Wales Eistedfodd in June/July 2014 they did this to greater acclaim. This came after the choir performed successfully in the CTO’S Credo which was a South African composed music. In June 2015 the choir sang at the Amsterdam Festival in a concert . The choir is a chamber but it doesn’t necessarily sing chamber music it sings a vast range of music from Opera , Musicals , Choral South African Composed music.

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Concert in a Convent Garden: Past Performers

“Opera in a Convent Garden” & “Concert in a Convent Garden” – Past performers 2004 : 1st February Pumeza Matshikiza, Matthew Overmeyer, The Cape Town Three Tenors: Ronnie Theys, Frank Sawyer, Nicola Cencherle, Lisa Garson, Marc Murray. 2005 : 6th February Angela Kerrison, Teresa de Wit, Michelle Saldanha, The Cape Town Three Tenors: Ronnie Theys, Frank Sawyer, Nicola Cencherle, Lisa […]

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“Opera in a Convent Garden” & “Concert in a Convent Garden” – Past performers

2004 : 1st February

Pumeza Matshikiza, Matthew Overmeyer, The Cape Town Three Tenors: Ronnie Theys, Frank Sawyer, Nicola Cencherle, Lisa Garson, Marc Murray.

2005 : 6th February

Angela Kerrison, Teresa de Wit, Michelle Saldanha, The Cape Town Three Tenors: Ronnie Theys, Frank Sawyer, Nicola Cencherle, Lisa Garson, Karein Leitner, Duccio Lombardi.

2006 : 5th February

Quanita Adams, Beverley Chiat, Given Nkosi, Brad Liebl, Sophie Harmsen, Lisa Garson & The Michaelis Players: Lucia di Blasio Scott, Barbara Kennedy.

2007 : 4th February

Zanne Stapelberg, Dewald von Solms, Lisa Garson, Springfield Chamber Choir

2008 : 3rd February

Belle Voci: Violina Anguelov, Beverley Chiat, Nicola Cencherle, Cape Town Tango Ensemble: Stanislav Anguelov, Albert Combrink, Jacek Domagala, Charles Lazar, Springfield Chamber Choir

2009 : 1st February

Pretty Yende,Given Nkosi, Thato Machona, Victoria Stevens, Albert Combrink, Elina Koytcheva, Jane Theron, Gerhard de Jager, Springfield chamber Choir.

2010 : 7th February

Shirley Sutherland, Albert Combrink, Albert Horne, Cape Town Opera Voice of the Nation.

2011 : 6th February

Zanne Stapelberg, Violina Anguelov, Aubrey Lodewyk, Albert Combrink, Jane Theron.

2012 : 5th February

Aviva Pelham, Violina Anguelov, Arline Jaftha, Nonhlahla Yende, Amos Nomnabo, Owen Metsileng, Lukhanyo Moyake, Jose Dias, Jane Theron.

2013 3rd February

Michael Mol, Hlengiwe Makwanazi, Louise Howlett, Thembinkosi Mgetyengana, Owen Metsileng, Albert Combrink Stellenbosch Camerata, Peter Martens.

2014 2nd February

Goitsemang Lehobye, Louise Howlett, Ifriki Tadadjeu, Khanyiso Gwenxane, Riaan Hunter, Albert Combrink: Stellenbosch Camerata, Peter Martens

2015  8thFebruary

Noluvuyiso Mpofu, Bongiwe Nakani, Johannes Slabbert, Khanyiso Gwenxane, Albert Combrink

2016 31st January

Lynelle Kenned, Violina Anguelov, Riaan Hunter, Ifriki Tadadjeu, Albert Combrink

2017  5th February

Katlego Maboe, Adelia Douw, Magdalene Minnaar, Given Nkosi, Albert Combrink

2018 4th February

Louise Howlett, Nombulelo Yende, Bongani Kubheka, Sally Minter, Belinda Mkiva, Albert Combrink, iGughu-iKhapa Chorus

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Concert in a Convent Garden 4 Feb 2018. 17h30 – Book at Quicket

Concert in a Convent Garden Sunday 5 February 2017 17:30 – 19:30 (Picnic gates open at 15:30) R160 /R40 /u10 free – All proceeds go to charity Booking at Quicket Starring: Louise Howlett, Nombulelo Yende, Bongani Kubheka, Sally Minter & Musical Director Albert Combrink Address: St John’s Road, Wynberg, Cape Town An annual event, formerly in […]

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Concert in a Convent Garden
Sunday 5 February 2017

17:30 – 19:30 (Picnic gates open at 15:30)

R160 /R40 /u10 free – All proceeds go to charity

Booking at Quicket

Starring: Louise Howlett, Nombulelo Yende, Bongani Kubheka, Sally Minter & Musical Director Albert Combrink

Address: St John’s Road, Wynberg, Cape Town

An annual event, formerly in the guise of “Opera in a Convent Garden”, this has become one of the very special outdoor musical events the beautiful city of Cape Town has to offer. Audiences are entertained in the exquisite gardens of Springfield Convent, to a picnic concert which has for years consistently brought top artists before the public. This year, the singers comprise, as usual, the gamut of genres from Jazz, to musicals, pop to light opera. Our top team of performers include Radio Presenter & Cross-Over/Jazz songstress Louise Howlett, Soprano Diva Nombulelo Yende fast making a name for herself in the opera world, one of our top up-coming bass-baritones Bongani Kubheka, while Prize-Winning Royal Academy Graduate, flautist Sally Minter will introduce some virtuosic instrumental music into the programme, with some younger guest stars to fill out an exciting roster. Music-director Albert Combrink will direct an ensemble in a blend of styles to suit all tastes, from Opera, to Musical Theatre to pop. From Mozart’s loveable rogue “Don Giovanni” to the high drama of Puccini’s “Turandot” and “La Boheme”, serious music lovers will have enough classical music to feel content.

For those with broader tastes, favourites from “Les Miserables” as well as a few musical theatre surprises, awaits. Louise Howlett will sing an extract from Alice Gillham’s new South African Musical “Calling us Home” which opens in August this year.

Come and hear our guest chorus “iGugu Le Kapa” delight in the Easter Chorus from “Cavelleria Rusticana” and hear some joyous South African favourites like Shosholoza and more. The combined massed choir of Springfield Convent and Wynberg Boys will delight audiences with some Oscar Petersen to round out the evening.

Bring a Picnic basket and blanket, as the venue is child friendly and perfect for a sunset concert under the trees. Refreshments and drinks will be for sale at the event.

BOOK AT QUICKET

or call 021 797 9638 or 082 781 1708

Adults R160 / Scholars R40 / Children under ten free

Projects that benefit from CCG

Habitat for Humanity supported by Springfield Convent School, a community outreach programme.

The Springfield Past Pupils Union which provide bursaries for students needing assistance.

The Kromboom Rotary Club project “Where Rainbows Meet” which is a training and development foundation to uplift the Vrygrond local community.

The Waterfront Rotary Club support the Siyakhanyisa ’Creche in Langa and is actively involved in improving and supporting many more Creche’s in Langa where there is a dire need for improved facilities.

Youth programmes including our EarlyAct clubs at primary schools and InterAct clubs at secondary schools which include debating competitions and in addition a conflict management programme.

An entrepeunerial programme is currently being developed at three different levels, primary school, secondary school and post matric level.

For more inormation: walterl@telkomsa.net or 082 499 0950

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Symphony Choir of Cape Town Festive Concert 8 December 2017 7pm: Groot Constantia

Join us for one of the festive season’s most charming concerts on the lawns of Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Friday, 8 December at 7pm (gates open at 5pm), for The Symphony Choir of Cape Town’s annual Festive Concert. Well-known musical director Alexander Fokkens will once again conduct the Choir and Children’s Choir, ccompanied by Pianist Albert […]

Festive Concert

Festive Concert

Join us for one of the festive season’s most charming concerts on the lawns of Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Friday, 8 December at 7pm (gates open at 5pm), for The Symphony Choir of Cape Town’s annual Festive Concert. Well-known musical director Alexander Fokkens will once again conduct the Choir and Children’s Choir, ccompanied by Pianist Albert Combrink and the Brass Quintet, as well as guest artists” THe Gentleman’s Ensemble”, in a programme of Christmassy favourites. Bring your own rugs, folding chairs and picnics and join us under the stars for this once off festive celebration

Groot Constantia wine, coffee and snacks will be on sale and picnics can also be ordered from Simon’s at Groot Constantia Booking via https://www.quicket.co.za/events/37713-festive-concert/ or 021-794-1143.

Russian Trios – Erin Hall, Sunday 22 October 2017, 4pm

Albert Combrink presents a “Heart Music” project on Sunday 22nd October at Erin Hall with a programme of Russian music. All the pieces chosen are those he has loved for many years and finally has found musicians who feel an equal passion. The Piano Trios have a very special quality – rich and melodious, virtuosic […]

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Russian Trios

Albert Combrink presents a “Heart Music” project on Sunday 22nd October at Erin Hall with a programme of Russian music.

All the pieces chosen are those he has loved for many years and finally has found musicians who feel an equal passion. The Piano Trios have a very special quality – rich and melodious, virtuosic and challenging, and containing some of the most beautifully luscious music in the chamber music repertoire. From the young Rachmaninov’s first passionate foray into the intimate world of the trio, to the almost symphonic scope of the war time trio by the mature Shostakovich, the programme will also include solo works for each of the instruments: Scriabin Piano Etudes, Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata and Vocalise as well as the romantic film soundtrack of Shostakovich’s “Gadfly”.

Albert, one of South Africa’s most versatile pianists, is joined by Cheryl de Havilland on cello and violinist Nicole D’Oliveira. Cheryl – a Royal College of Music graduate who counts Jaqueline du Pre amongst her teachers- is an established performer in orchestral and chamber music, and Nicole is a UCT Graduate with a wide range of performing and teaching interests. Both were recently seen performing as part of the first Cape Town Baroque Festival at St Andrews.

This “Heart Music” project marks their first performance together as a trio. They are joined for some ultra-romantic Tchaikovsky songs, by Albert’s long-time stage partner, the multi-facetted soprano Louise Howlett, known for her performances from Baroque oratorio to Jazz. As always, the artists will introduce the works, providing context and stories to ensure maximum audience engagement for all age-groups.

The concert is held in the beautiful and intimate Erin Hall, Erin Road, Rondebosch at 4pm on Sunday 22nd October. Tickets: R120 /R100 /R80 at the door although advance booking is advised from QUICKET

For more information: 082 365 6634 or email albertcombrink@gmail.com

Albert Combrink (Photo: Elzahn Johnson)

Albert Combrink
(Photo: Elzahn Johnson)

Albert Combrink is a multi-faceted pianist working in a variety of genres: from classical, instrumental and vocal accompaniment, chamber music, musicals, opera, jazz and tango, as well as composer and arranger. Whilst his first musical studies were on french horn and piano, his love of working with voices took him into the realms of accompaniment and coaching at the UCT Opera School, Cape Town Opera and the award winning Isango Portabello Company. He has coached many of South Africa’s great singers and was vocal coach for Brett Bailey’s Macbeth which has received international acclaim. He also ran a performance academy with musical greats Judy Page and Kim Kallie. He is invited regularly to accompany artists on Kyknet, Ontbytsake, Expresso including the international cross-over star Katherine Jenkins on Top Billing. He is Music Director for projects including Concert in a Convent Garden and Dance for a Cure. He performs regularly with local and international artists, most recently violinist Amelia Chan and in 2016 he won a Fiesta Award for Hunkering na die Ses which he co-wrote with Lynelle Kenned and Clint Lesch.  He is a long term member of South Africa’s premiere Cape Town Tango Ensemble with whom he has recorded three award winning cds. In addition he also loves to dance tango when he gets time. Other skills include being co-author of 3 Arts and Culture Textbooks which have sold over 100 000 copies. Albert is currently teaching at Springfield Convent.

Nicole D'Oliveira (Violin)

Nicole D’Oliveira (Violin)

Nicole D’Oliveira grew up in Namibia and moved to South Africa in 2008 when she began her music studies at the College of Music at UCT. Under the tuition of Prof. Farida Bacharova, she obtained a distinction in her BMus degree in 2012 and graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in violin performance in 2014. During her studies, she was concert master of the UCT Symphony Orchestra for two years, was a soloist at their concerto festival and also took part in the ATKV competition, where she proceeded to the 2nd round.

In the second year of her studies, Nicole was invited to perform the first movement of the Mendelssohn violin concerto in Swakopmund at the annual Musikwoche. She has been a violin lecturer at this prominent Namibian festival for the past 5 years. Nicole was invited as a guest soloist to perform the Bruch violin concerto in Windhoek with the Namibian National Orchestra in 2015 as well as “Winter” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in their Baroque Concerto Festival in 2016.

Currently, Nicole is the violin teacher at the Silvermine Music Academy and Western Province Preparatory School. Her String Orchestra at WPPS has been on tour to the Eastern Cape in 2016 and performed works by Offenbach, Handel and Vivaldi at their concert held in the Cape Town City Hall in June 2017.

Nicole performs regularly with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Tinta Barocca and will also be joining the prominent Juliet String Quartet in their performance in Franschoek later this month.

 

Cheryl de Havilland (Cello)

Cheryl de Havilland (Cello)

CHERYL DE HAVILLAND was born in London and began playing the cello at the age of 8. At 11 she won a bursary to study music at the Royal College of Music and she later went on to study cello with Thomas Igloi and Lilli Phillips at the Royal Academy of Music. Cheryl has attended Master classes with, amongst others, Joan Dickson, Christopher Bunting and Jacqueline du Pre.

Cheryl first came to South Africa for the inauguration of the Pretoria State Opera House, and then to Cape Town as co-principal cellist in the Capab Orchestra. Later she joined the CTSO and the CTPO. She has extensive experience playing chamber music and held the position of cellist in the Cape Town String Quartet for 5 years, giving concerts both in South Africa and overseas in Chile, South America. She is a member of the cello sextet, I Grandi Violoncellisti. Cheryl is an established cello teacher in Cape Town with many years of experience at all levels of playing.

 

CT Tango Ensemble Live at the Baxter Concert Hall, 19 August 2017

The Cape Town Tango Ensemble returns to the Cape Town Concert Series for an evening of tango inspired chamber music from Piazolla to new works with focus on each of the core instruments of bass, violin, piano and of course the accordian with Charles Lazar, Piet de Beer, Albert Combrink and Stanislav Anguelov. It is […]

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The Cape Town Tango Ensemble returns to the Cape Town Concert Series for an evening of tango inspired chamber music from Piazolla to new works with focus on each of the core instruments of bass, violin, piano and of course the accordian with Charles Lazar, Piet de Beer, Albert Combrink and Stanislav Anguelov.

It is a rare opportunity to see the ensemble in concert where they are able to give full focus to the music. For our concert on 19 August, they will play a carefully selected programme of virtuosic chamber music from the Tango repertoire. Cornerstones of Piazzolla’s works will be interspersed with French and Eastern European concert-tangos, as well as first performances of new works by members of the ensemble itself.

As part of the Baxter 40th birthday celebrations, following the concert there will be a free milonga in the foyer so bring your dancing shoes to dance the night away!

Tickets are available from Computicket: http://online.computicket.com/web/event/cape_town_tango_ensemble/1163238980/0/81196689 and at the Baxter. Special group tickets available for Tango Schools. For more information contact 084 682 1337 or email info@ctconcerts.co.za

“Night Words” by Albert Combrink, premiered at the concert:

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Amelia Chan & Albert Combrink: Sunflower Fund Benefit Concert 15 August 2017

Benefit Concert – in memory of Fred Kleynhans All proceeds go to the Sunflower Fund. Gin Bar, Wale Street,  7:30pm Tickets R220 including refreshments (Honest Chocolate, Trump Coffee etc) Booking: Shelley Windall, shelley@sunflowerfund.org.za We are very excited to be hosting an intimate fundraiser for the Sunflower Fund. The driving force of this is Amelia Chan, who recently […]

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Amelia Chan Sunflower Fund Concert
Benefit Concert – in memory of Fred Kleynhans

All proceeds go to the Sunflower Fund.

Gin Bar, Wale Street,  7:30pm
Tickets R220 including refreshments (Honest Chocolate, Trump Coffee etc)

Booking: Shelley Windall, shelley@sunflowerfund.org.za

We are very excited to be hosting an intimate fundraiser for the Sunflower Fund. The driving force of this is Amelia Chan, who recently lost her newlywed husband to lymphoma.
Amelia is the Concert Master of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. She is an exceptional violinist, and will be performing this very personal and moving recital in memory of her late husband, Fred Kleynhans. She is soon to go back to Hong Kong, but would like to express her gratitude to the wonderful haematology team in the Sunflower Ward at Mediclinic Constantiaberg, where Fred was treated. And since he suffered from a blood cancer, the Sunflower Fund had become a cause very close to the couple’s heart.

Violinist Amelia Chan’s performances have taken her around the globe. She has been heard on WQXR, New York; WQED, Pittsburgh; West Virginia Public Broadcasting; BBC Radio Scotland, Scotland; and RTHK Radio 4, Hong Kong. She was formerly concertmaster of the West Virginia Symphony, and has performed extensively with the New York Philharmonic. She has recently collaborated with legendary flautist Sir James Galway as a soloist, and with the French accordionist extraordinaire Richard Galliano in chamber music.

The Gin Bar is privileged to host this benefit concert in memory of Fred Kleynhans. All proceeds of tickets and beverages sold will go to the SunFlower Fund.

The Sunflower Fund creates awareness around the need for blood stem cell donors and provides education as to the process of registering as a donor. We raise funds to cover the tissue-typing costs involved in adding donors onto the South African Registry.

Amelia Chan (Vioiin)

Amelia Chan (Violin)

Albert Combrink (Keyboard)

Albert Combrink (Keyboard)

Amelia Chan (Vioiin) & Albert Combrink (Keyboard)

Amelia Chan (Violin) & Albert Combrink (Keyboard)

Amelia Chan (Vioiin) & Albert Combrink (Keyboard)

Amelia Chan (Violin) & Albert Combrink (Keyboard)

Amelia Chan (Vioiin) & Albert Combrink (Keyboard)

Amelia Chan (Violin) & Albert Combrink (Keyboard)

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Narrative Ensemble Photos by Jan Theron (June 2017)

The Narrative Ensemble recently gave world premiere performances of new South African Chamber music compositions by Anthony Costandius at venues across the Cape Peninsula and the Greyton “Classics 4 all” festival. Jan Theron was on hand to take exquisite photos and Theresa Theron did Video recording. Follow Narrative Ensemble on Facebook. Find Jan Theron Photography […]

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The Narrative Ensemble recently gave world premiere performances of new South African Chamber music compositions by Anthony Costandius at venues across the Cape Peninsula and the Greyton “Classics 4 all” festival. Jan Theron was on hand to take exquisite photos and Theresa Theron did Video recording.

Follow Narrative Ensemble on Facebook.

Find Jan Theron Photography on Facebook.

Listen to the works on SoundCloud.

The dancers of “Prematuur”:

Gisela Iles, Anastasios Constantaras, Mandri Sutherland and Soleil Terblanche. Choreography Saskia Wicomb

The members of Narrative Ensemble: 
Valentina Koleva-Vorster (Violin 1), Maretha an der Walt (Violin 2), Jan-Hendrik Harley (Viola), Cheryl de Havilland (Cello), Albert Combrink (Piano), Liesl Stoltz (Flute), Beatrix Kirsten (Clarinet), Gene Kierman (French Horn), Roxane Steffen (Double Bass).

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CT Tango Ensemble: Winter Milonga @ Alliance Française du Cap 23 July 2017

Winter Milonga @ Alliance Française du Cap Sun 23rd Jul 2017 19:00 – 22:00 (SAST) Alliance Française du Cap, 155 Loop Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, 8000 PRICE: R110 BOOKING HERE Come and warm up your heart in the middle of the Winter months in the heart of Cape Town. CT […]

Winter Milonga @ Alliance Française du Cap

Sun 23rd Jul 2017 19:00 – 22:00 (SAST)
Alliance Française du Cap, 155 Loop Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, 8000

PRICE: R110

BOOKING HERE

Come and warm up your heart in the middle of the Winter months in the heart of Cape Town.
CT Tango Ensemble will be performing live at this fabulous venue for the pleasure of those of you who love listening to live Tango music and those of you who love dancing to Tango music.
The CT Tango Ensemble, South Africa’s only Tango Orchestra, comprises:

Stanislav Angelov – Bandoneón & Accordion
Albert Combrink – Piano
Petrus de Beer – Violin
Charles Lazar – Double Bass

Charles Lazar, Petrus de Beer, Stanislav Angelov, Albert Combrink

Charles Lazar, Petrus de Beer, Stanislav Angelov, Albert Combrink

CT Tango Ensemble Woordfees2014 Photo by Marlize Stander (13)