Dear Music Lovers
April is filled with great music for great causes.
On 11th, tenor Lunga Hallam presents a star studded opera gala to raise funds for studies in the USA; Denis Goldberg is honoured in a fundraiser for the House of Hope arts centre in Hout Bay on 15th, Friends of Orchestral Music host their first soiree for 2018 on 22nd raising funds for orchestral music and musicians in Cape Town. But all the concerts listed are about supporting local musicians – Coldest Winter on 10th is a new work written by 4th year UCT opera student Ongama Mhlontlo, Given Nkosi celebrates his birthday and opera career on 20th, Songmakers Guild celebrates the talents of Hlengiwe Mkwanazi and Lunga Hallam on 15th and VOX Cape Town is a community choir presenting choral music in a new way. The Cape Town Concert Series supports 3 South African based musicians in their Trio Esperanza recital on 14th and jazz diva Melanie Scholtz is visiting for a week and presenting her special stories around Cape Town from 19th to 29th April.
In addition the Suidoosterfees take place from 27th April through to 1st May jam packed with concerts, cabaret, opera, comedy and more – all taking place at Artscape.
Keep up to date with www.whatsonincapetown.co.za, facebook and ticket sites – Webtickets, Quicket and Computicket. And feel free to contact me if you have any queries about any of the events listed and I will find out more from the organisers.
Click on the posters below for just some of the events and do enjoy a date supporting live music and musicians this month.
Apr 5: Bella Rosa Chamber Jam @Groote Kerk
Apr 6: Intimate Theatre @Youngblood
Apr 10: Coldest Winter @Baxter
Apr 11: Lunga Hallam Opera Gala @Baxter
Apr 14: CTCS – Trio Esperanza @Baxter
Apr 15: Songmakers Guild @Nassau
Apr 15: Denis Goldberg Fundraiser @Hugo Lambrechts
Apr 19: Stories with Melanie Scholz @Harringtons
Apr 20: Given Nkozi Celebrating Style @Erin Hall
Apr 20: Vox Pops @St Andrews, Newlands
Apr 22: FOM Fundraising Soiree @Bowmans on Bree
Apr 27-1 May: Suidoosterfees @Artscape