UCT Opera School

Photos: Christmas at La Motte: 4 & 5 December 2015


The 2015 La Motte Classical Music Concert series ended on a high note with two Christmas concerts celebrating this special time of year with instrument, voice and scripture readings.

Finalist in the Belvedere International Singing Competition, tenor Lukhanyo Moyake joined soprano and 2nd runner-up in the World Opera Competition, Operalia, Noluvuyiso Mpofu on the stage accompanied on piano by Albert Combrink. As has become tradition on La Motte, the music was complemented by Christmas readings by Johann Nel.

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Photos: Christmas at La Motte: 4 & 5 December 20152015-12-06T14:03:30+02:00

Khanyiso Gwenxane – from Khayelitsha to the World Stage


Khanyiso Gwenxane Khanyiso Gwenxane

Khanyiso’s story is one of those that shows the current artistic system in our country at work, in all its strengths and weaknesses.  He was born and raised in the township Khayelitsha. Even 20 years into South African democratic rule, the name conjures up images of poverty, apartheid-legacy living conditions and vast expanses of living conditions that are still an embarrassment to local and national government.

Khayelitsha Township, outside Cape Town, with a view of World Heritage Site Table Mountain in the background.[read more…]

Khanyiso Gwenxane – from Khayelitsha to the World Stage2013-12-16T13:24:46+02:00
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