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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 082 499 0950