A Night at the Opera, Con Spirito – 25 May 2019

36 Jeanette Street, (End of Poort Street), Brackenfell

021 981 5551 (Tel) 021 981 5552 (Fax)

Following last year’s success of A Night at the Opera, the Con Spirito Philharmonic once again presents exciting arias, duets, and ensembles from famous operas with full orchestra and choir on Saturday, 25 May, 19h30, at the DRC Uitsig, Mountain View Drive, Ridgeworth. Some of these are “Sequidille” and Gypsy Song from Carmen, “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot, “Quando m’en vo” and “Che gelida manina” from La bohème, Duet from The Pearl Fishers, Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann, the lovely quartet, “Bella figlia dell’amore” from Rigoletto, and the rousing “Brindisi” from La Traviata. The original text and English translation will be shown on PowerPoint to ensure an exciting listening experience. Enlarge the flyer for more information.

Some new Items

For brass and woodwind players, Allmusic now stock South African good quality oils by Phat J. Prices are competitive and some are bio-degradable. Just send an e-mail for a quotation.

The series of books: A Performer’s Guide to Music by ABRSM, has interesting information with chapters on Historical Background, Notation and Interpretation, Keyboards, Strings, Wind Instruments, Singing, and Sources and Editions. Available for Baroque, Classical and Romantic Periods.

For later beginners in theory, the book All In One Theory, from beginners to Grade 5 can be a good solution. No need to complete each level on its own before moving on.

The 7th edition of the Illustrated Treasury of Disney Songs is in stock. A good source for singing in the class room or for Eisteddfod purposes.

Music Room stays the best product for Music in the Class Room. Complete programs for each grade, including lesson plans, recorded music, posters, DVD’s and bird’s eye view of content. Planning in Afrikaans is available on request.

Music stands, orchestral and fold-up, by Hercules, are excellent value for money. Fold up stands come with bags. We also provide the instrument stands by Hercules.

This year the Ukulele’s are really becoming popular. The instruments has 4 strings, is small and comes in sizes soprano, concert, tenor and bass. Before you know, you can play! Allmusic has several options of good quality Ukulele’s and, as usual provide, the tutors as well. All acoustic instruments can be obtained at Allmusic and we have several cello’s at the moment on the floor as well as violins, saxophone, trumpets, and affordable Tenor and Bass recorders.

On the floor Lukas van der Walt Pianos have several excellent new and previously used grand and up-right pianos for sale and rental.

Remember to have your piano regularly tuned by a professional piano tuner. How do you know if a tuner is well trained? Firstly, no electronic devices are used to assist in finding the correct pitches – except for the A, and secondly membership of the Professional Piano Tuners Association. Training takes three years to complete and develop the correct technique to tune. We know of quite a few people giving themselves out to be tuners, but are so called self – taught and don’t have professional diplomas. A tuner is a friend of you and your piano. Make sure you choose well! If you want to verify membership, please feel free to call us.

Allmusic Online Store

During the month of May, our online store will be finalized. We are excited about the new possibilities for our clients. It will not change our quality of service and advice to each individual client.

A Real case

Underneath is an e-mail I received that tells a story and highlights the need for a business such as Allmusic. Can I just add the we delivered the books within three weeks and the learner could sing the exam!

Dear Anna-Marie,

Last year you kindly ordered and arranged for these books, which we ordered online from overseas but never received. Please see my email below to you, last year in August.

The package has now arrived, 8 months later. Do you perhaps know of someone that would like to buy these books? The books are new, never been used…

Tygerberg Children’s Choir

We attended the farewell event of the iconic Hennie Loock! What a role he played in choir music in South Africa! He and Theresa were celebrated in an event fit for masters of their abilities. We treasure the privilege we had at various occasions to share time with these two during workshops. The energy, the musicality, the phrasing, the strive towards perfection are some aspects that we always marveled at!

Music is a language that binds us together with invisible fibers