Recital: SA baritone to perform at Howard College

2009-12-10 00:00

YOUNG South African baritone Njabulo Madlala, who is based in London, will perform a recital at UKZN’s Howard College on December 12 at 7.30 pm and at the Tatham Art Gallery on Sunday at 3.30 pm with Christopher Duigan.

Presented by Music Revival and Amawi Omzansi Africa Foundation, the event, titled An Evening of Song — Music for Life, will feature South African songs, as well as songs by Duparc, Brahms, Richard Strauss, Schubert, Schumann, Geoffrey­ Bush, Quilter, Vaughan Williams, Ivor Gurney, Peter Warlock­, and Guy d’Hardelot, and a number of American Spirituals.

Madlala, one of South Africa’s most distinguished operatic exports, is a graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama­. His operatic career includes roles singing Schaunard in Opera Holland Park’s production of La Bohème, Fisherman in Bird of Night at the Royal Opera House and Porgy in Porgy and Bess at the Cheltenham­ Festival.

Tickets for An Evening of Song — Music for Life cost R50 (R25 for pensioners and students). Early booking is advised.

Phone Mandy Wilken at 031 260 3353 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm). Tickets will also be available at the door. Admission to the Pietermaritzburg concert is free. Donations will be collected.

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