A celebration of symphonic pop, jazz, rock and classics at this year’s Nederburg Picnic Pops concert on Saturday 21 November. The renowned South African rock star, Arno Carstens, lead the pack as guest artist, and fans were treated to the celebrated musician performing a selection of his own hit songs, backed by a full symphony orchestra. The exciting line-up of top young artists joining him on stage included jazz songstress Adelia Douw from Delft, award-winning tenor Lukhanyo Moyake and soprano Siphamandla Yakupa Moyake, from Cape Town, and choristers of the Boland Community Choir. All the soloists were accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra conducted by Brandon Phillips, resident conductor of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.
The sunset concert was compèred by vivacious media personality, Sue Pyler, currently a familiar voice on the Afrikaans radio station, RSG, and presenter of the TV show, Kollig.
The Nederburg Picnic Pops is an annual benefit concert showcasing highly talented professional and emerging artists who perform on local and international stages.
The concert is presented by the Distell Foundation in association with Nederburg Wines. Says Irma Albers of the Distell Foundation, ‘We are extremely excited about this year’s Picnic Pops at Nederburg. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase and support amazingly talented young South African artists on the same stage with world class professional performers.’