SA College of Music News Feb 2018

Dear Friends of the College

We are delighted to start off our concert series on Tuesday 27 February at 19h30 in the Baxter Concert Hall.

Our season will be finalised by the end of this week, and details will be sent then. Our opening concert will feature Faculty singing staff, baritones George Stevens and Patrick Tikolo. They will be joined by some of our finest young singing stars from the SACM, including the winner of the UNISA International Singing Competition, Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, as well as semi-finalists Frances du Plessis and Siphokazi Molteno George.
The annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards are regarded amongst the most valued and prestigious in the South African performing arts industry, and this year they have introduced two new categories: Best Performance in an Opera (Male), Best Performance in an Opera (Female). Four SACM postgraduate students and alumni are amongst the nominees, and they will also participate in this concert. Three have been nominated for their roles in The Magic Flute. They are Martin Mkhize (Papageno), Brittany Smith (Pamina) and Leah Gunter (The Queen). Noluvuyiso Mpofu has been nominated for her role as Guilda in Rigoletto.
We would like to invite those who are intending to renew their Friends of the College membership as our guests to this concert, where you may collect your vouchers for the year. The details are as follows:


R650.00 will entitle you to 15 performance vouchers (R43.33 each), which will be issued to you at the beginning of the UCT concert year. This is a considerable saving, as normal prices range from R70 to R105, and more for the opera collaborations. Members may then purchase more vouchers at the pro rata rate when they run out. Tickets are transferable, so your family and friends may attend concerts with you or even without you. This also makes them the perfect gift for someone who has everything!

A huge bonus is that for the student operas, the vouchers are valid for the lowest price range in the house over the first three performances. Your tickets may be upgraded if you pay the difference at the box office, subject to availability. A few concerts are not valid for the FOC series, but those are concerts organised by other organisations and will be listed as such.

For those on our mailing list who do not wish join the Friends of the College programme but would like to book, please note that we are moving to WEBTICKETS. We are very excited about the new and innovative ways in which this new ticketing system will allow you to book and pay for shows at the Baxter. Here are some of the ways in which to do so:

Book Online
You can now book online and choose to pay at any Pick n Pay store. You can even load your ticket on your Pick n Pay smart shopper card. Just follow the instructions online at

Book at Pick n Pay
Tickets can only be booked at selected Pick n Pay stores. To find a store near you, go to for a list of all selected Pick n Pay stores.

Book at the Baxter
The Baxter Box Office has been converted to a Webtickets outlet. You will be able to purchase tickets for any event sold through Webtickets.

Book Elsewhere
You can also book and pay for tickets via any Webtickets outlet, Webtickets mobile app, Cape Town Tourism Office and with the Nedbank mobile app.

For any queries regarding the booking process, please contact Webtickets customer support on or call  086 111 0005.

Our SACM concerts will be loaded next week, but you can already book for the Marimba, Steelband, and Big Band Jazz Festivals.

I look forward to seeing you all again this year.