Two mini concert sessions of classical and jazz side by side on one night under one roof @ the Church on Greenmarket Square.

13 August 2014

19:30 and 20.45

R60 – R100
Tickets available from Webtickets and at the door.
R60 per session or R100 for both (pensioners and student discounts at the door)

Herman Theron (Tenor), Albert Combrink (Piano) & Violina Angeulov (Mezzo-Soprano)

Herman Theron (Tenor), Albert Combrink (Piano) & Violina Angeulov (Mezzo-Soprano)

19.30 – 20.30 – Our classical session features Cape Town favourite Violina Angeulov (Mezzo Soprano)  and well-know Gauteng Tenor, Herman Theron, accompanied by Albert Combrink, presenting extracts from their new “Opera Unplugged” series. Featuring arias and duets from Cavelleria Rusticana, La Cenerentola, Tosca and more, which will be interspersed by arias sung by soprano Louise Howlett accompanied by Albert Combrink. (Find CV’s of the artists below)

Jazz Pianist Jason Reolon

Jazz Pianist Jason Reolon

20.45 – 21.45 – Our jazz session features Jazz Pianist Jason Reolon and Saxophonist Buddy Wells.

Jazz Saxophonist Buddy Wells

Jazz Saxophonist Buddy Wells

Great coffee and refreshments are available at Heaven Coffee at the venue, or why not combine a session with supper and drinks from one of restaurants on the square.

Doors at the Church on Greenmarket Square
open at 19h00.

Future concerts take place on
August 27
Sept 10 & 24
Oct 8 & 22
Nov 12 & 26

Midweek Sessions Poster 13 Aug 2014

For further information on this and future concerts,
contact Louise on 084 682 1337 or email

Louise Howlett presents’ is a brand new concert experience with two pop-up Midweek Sessions in one evening. Classical works and easy listening jazz are performed together on one night under one roof at the Church on Greenmarket Square. Vocalist and concert manager Louise Howlett presents and performs in each session with pianist Albert Combrink, and there will be regular guest appearances by some of Cape Town’s finest classical and jazz musicians.

Be the first to hear a ‘sneak peek’ of new programmes being worked on, or enjoy old favourites being performed just for fun. Tickets are priced R60 for a session, or R100 for the full evening (student and pensioner discounts at the door). Great coffee and refreshments are available at Heaven Coffee at the venue, or why not combine a session with supper and drinks from one of restaurants on the square.


Herman Theron (Tenor): CV

Herman has a lyric, spinto tenor voice which allows him the scope to sing many different classical roles with ease. From 2004 to 2006 he travelled to Switzerland at different times to work specifically with Nicolai Gedda and from 2007 he moved to Switzerland from South Africa to work with Yves Senn for a year, who is an acclaimed conductor and tenor, in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Herman started Reakopana Opera in 2012 with support from Switzerland and is currently organising performances. Herman sang Candide in the first production by Reakopana Opera in 2012 and sang Count Liebeskof from Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims in Switzerland in May 2013, as well as Count Alberto in Rossini’s L’Occasione fa il Ladro in Johannesburg. Herman sang the roles of Alfredo (La Traviata) 2009 in Switzerland; Tony (West Side Story) 2006 in Switzerland; he also sang for the theatre of Le Chatelet in Paris (France) in 2008.

Violina Angeulov (Mezzo Soprano): CV

Violina Anguelov (mezzo-soprano) was born in Bulgaria. She obtained her Performer’s Diploma in Opera with distinction as well as Honours Degree in Singing (First Class) from the University of Cape Town under voice teacher Sarita Stern. She has been awarded many prizes including the Adcock Ingram Music Prize, the Leonard Hall Memorial Prize and Erik Chisholm Prize.

Violina has sung in operas and concerts throughout South Africa and abroad. She has performed over 30 leading operatic roles in a multitude of highly acclaimed performances in South Africa, Germany, Bulgaria, Australian and Sweden. Her South African operatic début was as Cherubino inThe Marriage of Figaro with Cape Town Opera in 1999. She made her European operatic début as Dorabella in Cosi fan Tuttein Hanover, Germany, in 2000. Since then she has sung roles such as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Fenena in Nabucco, Marguerite in Berlioz’sLa Damnation de Faust, Ruggiero in Alcina, Nerone in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Hänsel in Hänsel and Gretel, Idamante in Idomeneo, Orlofski in Die Fledermaus, Mrs. Roland in the One Act One Woman opera Dark Sonnetby Erik Chisholm in celebration of 100 years of the composers birth, Elisetta in Il Matrimonio Segreto at the Pretoria State Theatre, etc.

Violina has sung for Opera Africa in the roles of Romeo in I Capuleti e I Montecchi by Bellini performed in Pretoria State Theatre and Amneris in Aida by Verdi performed both in the Pretoria State Theatre and Johannesburg Civic Theatre. She also sang in Mozart’s Magic Flute in the famous production directed by William Kentridge. This production was performed in Cape Town Opera House and Civic Theatre Johannesburg. Her latest appearances for Cape Town Opera include her performances in the roles of Suzuki in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Mrs. Patrick De Rocher in Jake Heggie’s opera Dead Man Walking (both in SA and in Sweden), Dinah in Trouble in Tahitiby Bernstein, Octavian in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier and the title role in Bizet’sCarmen, a spectacular performance celebrated by both critics and public alike. Violina’s most recent appearances have included the role of Gulietta in The Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach in the collaborated production between Cape Town Opera and UCT’s College of Music Opera School as well as Emilia in Otello by Verdi for Cape Town Opera.

Apart from her vast repertoire of operatic roles, Violina has performed as a soloist with great success in many sacred works in and around South Africa. These have included all the major oratorio works by Mozart, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Haydn, Handel, Elgar, Beethoven, JS Bach, Berlioz, Mendelssohn and Verdi amongst others. Violina has worked as a soloist with numerous famous conductors including Dr. Barry Smith, Arnold Bosman, Chris Dowdeswell, Dr Donald Hunt, Richard Cock, Kamal Khan, Sebastian Lang- Lessing and Martin Panteleev, etc. She has also just had the great privilege to sing with the world renowned conductor Sir Richard Bonynge.

Aside from her opera singing, Violina is equally at home with songs from the Musicals, Operettas, Russian Folk Songs and lighter cross-over music.