Kromboom Rotary Club and Springfield Convent hosted yet another highly successful “CONCERT IN A CONVENT GARDEN”, raising funds for scholarships for disadvantaged learners, as well as “Habitat for Humanity”. The event was a huge success with a good turnout, great weather and fantastic music.
CCG 31 JANUARY 2016
Celebrating the richness of Music and Voice, Concert in a Convent Garden will take place on 31 January 2016 at 17.30 in the gardens of Springfield Convent in Wynberg. It will take the form of an outdoor picnic concert in the late afternoon where you can enjoy a glass of wine and delicacies from the Opera Café.
Renowned South African musicians, Peter and Suzanne Martens, together with members of the Stellenbosch University Camerata, will form the musical background to the splendid [read more…]
UCT Opera School graduate and member of the award-winning South African Sopranos, Lynelle is no stranger to the stage. Operatically, she regularly performs locally and abroad, more recently as Julie in Cape Town Opera’s UK tour of Showboat, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, and Saartjie in the award-winning Poskantoor. 2013 saw her making her musical theatre debut in David Kramer’s Blood Brothers, playing both the roles of Mrs Johnstone [read more…]
The Church on Greenmarket Square has become one of Cape Town’s concert ‘hot-spots’ for its special ambiance and excellent acoustics. With well-lit parking on the square outside and coffee on sale inside, as well as a host of restaurants and bars within walking distance, it is a perfect all-round concert venue. Midweek Sessions consists of two contrasting concerts on one night – a classical mix for the first half and acoustic ballads for the second-focusing on some of Cape Town’s finest musicians.
On October 7 Louise Howlett presents Blues in the Night [read more…]
Louise Howlett presents: Midweek Sessions at the Church on Greenmarket Square: Opera Jam 26 Nov 2014Albert Combrink2014-11-17T10:01:44+02:00
Louise Howlett presents: Midweek Sessions at the Church on Greenmarket Square: Opera Jam 26 Nov 2014
Our next session on 26 November completes our 2nd season and is a single special jam session – favourite opera arias sung by 2014 Schock Prize winner Noluvuyiso Mpofu, Siphamandla Yakupa Moyake who recently stole our hearts as Suzanna in CTO’s Marriage of Figaro, Makudu Senaoana who rocked in Il Viaggio and our own Rocket Scientist Ifriki Tadadjeu. More singers to follow – all to be played on the spot (no rehearsal ) by the one and only Albert Combrink. Tickets from Webtickets or [read more…]
‘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 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 [read more…]
The final rehearsal of the full ensemble for Opera in a Convent Garden, which also had visitors from IkamvaYouth SA, hosted by the girls of Springfield Convent School. A great opportunity for the young people to see a professional rehearsal in full operation – stops and starts and all – a chance to make new friends, great expereince for the Springfield Schoolgirls, and an audience, to up the pressure of our final rehearsal a few notches.
Opera in a Convent Garden – 2 Feb 2014
Opera in a Convent Garden –
A picnic-programme of light classics, from Opera, Musicals and Jazz
Goitsemang Lehobye – Soprano
Louise Howlett – Soprano
Khanyiso Gwenxane – Tenor
Ifriky Tadadjeu – Tenor
Riaan Hunter – Baritone
Stellenbosch University Camerata
Musical Direction: Albert Combrink
Read CV’s of the performers HERE
Springfield Convent School, St. John’s Road, Wynberg, Cape Town
SUNDAY 2 February 2014
17h30 – 19h30 (Picnic Gates open at 15h30)
Tickets at R120 for Adults, R20 for Children over 10 years
021 797 9637 extension 200 (school hours) or 079 653 3497 or better still at email@example.com
Food and Refreshments: [read more…]