Televised video footage of Pretty Yende performing at the Stellenbosch Oude Libertas Theatre, with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Chris Dowdeswell, 19 December 2009.
The Pretty Yende & Friends Opera Gala Concert presented by Diemersfontein Wines to raise funds for the Excelence in Africa Trust, held in a sold-out Cape Town City Hall on 11 August 2010 was an enormous success. A large sum of money was raised to boost the scholarship fund for young South African artists on the verge of international careers.
Hear South Africa's top operatic talent in a concert to raise funds for the next generation's stars. Pretty Yende - on a brief return from La Scala Milan, and Luthando Qave - en route to New York's Metropolitan Opera - are joined by Elizabeth Frandsen and Given Nkosi, Cellist Sarah Acres, and Pianist Albert Combrink, in a Gala Concert to raise funds for the Diemersfontein "Excellence out of Africa" Bursary Trust. Pretty Yende recently performed with superstars Andrea Bocelli and Bryan Adams in the FIFA 2010 World Cup Closing Concert.