Michaelhouse Music Festival

2017-04-19 06:00
Photo: suppliedOne of the main acts at this year’s Michaelhouse Music Festival, The Kiffness performed at the Botanical Gardens recently.

Photo: suppliedOne of the main acts at this year’s Michaelhouse Music Festival, The Kiffness performed at the Botanical Gardens recently.

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MUSIC lovers, head to the hills for the third annual Michaelhouse Music Festival, taking place over the month-end April long weekend.

The four-day festival kicks off on Freedom Day on Thursday 27 April and concludes on Sunday 30 April.

Following on from an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from the past two years, the weekend programme has been thoughtfully created to offer a variety of world-class music to cater for a myriad music lovers who can enjoy the best of South African pop, choral, acoustic, jazz and classical music in the tranquil setting of Balgowan.

Pietermaritzburg’s own Idols star and student teacher and last year’s winner of Idols SA season 12, Noma Khumalo, will be joined by vocalist Sibongile Khumalo.

Big names that will be performing at the festival are Cape Town based live electronic duo The Kiffness and Durban’s Easy Freak (a new Durban-based two-piece performing an eclectic mix of funk, pop, soul, electro and other sounds combined) and Rubber Duc - an independent four-piece band. Also on the bill is Michaelhouse’s Pillar Box Red comprising four Michaelhouse pupils.

Ending the festival on a high note will be Africa’s foremost professional orchestra, the KZN Philharmonic led jointly by maestro Richard Cock and Michaelhouse’s William Silk.

Regular music gig Music in The Hills moves for the weekend from its regular home “The Knoll Barn” to Michaelhouse especially for the Michaelhouse Music Festival, so their line- up will be part of the festival. Be entertained by both professionals and amateurs, or grab a spot in one of the open microphone slots to perform and share your music with a friendly supportive music-loving audience.

The Michaelhouse Music Festival is well on its way to establishing itself as a “Red Letter Day” in every lover of music’s calendar.

For more information, like the festival’s Facebook page, Michaelhouse Music Festival or contact the school on 033 234 1000 or www.michaelhouse. org.Tickets are available to purchase from www.tickethut.co.za/michaelhouse. - Supplied.

 

 

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