Awards for organisers at city hall concert

2014-11-03 00:00

A FULL house welcomed the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra to the Pietermaritzburg City Hall for their rendition of Symphony in the City on Friday evening.

Over 900 people gathered to listen to the concert, organised by awardees Brad Glasspoole and Christopher Duigan and sponsored by Park Lane Superspar and hosted by the PMB Rotary Club.

The club also presented its awards for community and vocational service on the night.

Rotary Club president Liz Dewes said the club used the concert as a way of recognising them amongst the community.

“We thought it was a good idea to use the occasion to recognise them amongst the people they serve.

“They share the same ideals as Rotary which is one of the reasons they were nominated,” said Dewes.

Dewes said that although Glasspoole and Duigan had organised the concert, Park Lane Superspar owners Min and Cameron MacKenzie were instrumental in the sponsoring of the concert.

The MacKenzies received a joint community service award for the selfless work they had done for the community.

“It was a huge compliment. We were extremely grateful and proud,” said Cameron.

Presented with the vocational service award, Glasspoole was recognised for his musical and athletic achievements.

A student at The Drakensberg Boys Choir School, he also received his KZN colours for athletics.

Glasspoole said he was pleased at receiving the award at such a wonderful concert.

“Having this award is absolutely fantastic and what an incredible concert.”

Glasspoole said over 900 people attended and the response was amazing.

“Having this concert was great for the city as it really needs to maintain its assets such as the hall, the piano and the pipe organ,” said Glasspoole.

The concert was in association with Duigan’s Music Revival project.

Duigan received the vocational service award for his outstanding achievements in music and for the platform he had created to bring world-renowned musicians to Pietermaritzburg from around the world.


“Having this concert was great for the city as it really needs to maintain its assets such as the hall, the piano and the pipe organ.”

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