Louise Howlett (Vocalist) & Albert Combrink (Piano)
“Favourite Things” from “The Sound of Music”
Recorded live at the Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch Conservatorium, August 2012
“Music of the Night 2 – a Night at the Movies” is a show which celebrates the world of the silver screen, through some of the greatest arias, jazz standards and ballads ever written. From A Room with a View to James Bond to Moulin Rouge, Louise & Albert seamlessly move across the styles of Puccini, Bizet, Rogers and Hammerstein, Hoagy Carmichael, John Barry and more. This programme has become the trademark of these two multi-talented performers providing something for everyone.
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Louise studied opera at the Royal College of Music in London and made her Cape Town debut with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra at its millennium concert at Kirstenbosch. Albert finished his classical piano studies in Natal and has since become one of the most widely used vocal accompanists and coaches in Cape Town. Alongside this he is a founder member of the CT Tango Ensemble and in 2006 joined forces with Louise to explore their passion for Jazz, Broadway and more, creating their own unique brand of Across the styles productions. This has taken them throughout the country from Concert Halls to Blues Festivals, culminating in their 2010 CD “Night Sessions”
Biz Lounge News Review in Bizcommunity: “Louise Howett (the lady with a voice like an angel) and Albert Combrink (the pianist with magic fingers) make the perfect duo.”
– I thoroughly enjoyed Howlett and Combrink’s move to highlight the nuanced emotion that songs provide in cinema.
– Her range and skill and her easy, pleasant interpretation of the music was aurally opulent.
– Howlett and Combrink soared through jazz from the 1940s and 50s with excellent arrangements and superb skill.
– a programme that continued to show off Howlett’s range and versatility and Combrink’s impressive technique