Three KZN concerts by Drakensberg Boys Choir

2009-11-17 00:00

HILTON College Theatre is playing host to the internationally ­renowned Drakensberg Boys’ Choir on November 26 at 7.30 pm.

Under the baton of Johann van der Sandt, the choir will present a concert, titled Noel, which will ­feature Vivaldi’s Gloria Excelsius Deo and Swedish composer Thomas Jennefelt’s Hosiana, an exciting ­arrangement of gospel singer Michael W. Smith’s Gloria, a gospel version of Joy To The World, a unique composition of Estmpi — making use of hand bells — and a host of well-known Christmas favourites, some of which encourage audience participation.

Tickets for the concert cost R70 (R60 concessions) and can be booked through the theatre at 033 383 0127.

The Hilton concert is one of three in the midlands being performed by the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir.

On November 25 there will be a concert at ­Treverton School theatre in Mooi River at 7 pm — tickets are R50 each from 033 263 1251. The third concert is at the city hall in ­Pietermaritzburg on November 30 at 7 pm.

For the Pietermaritzburg concert they will be joined by Christopher Duigan (piano), Johannesburg-based singer Federico Freschi, ­Sabine Bird, who is principal flute of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic ­Orchestra, and the Pietermaritzburg Children’s Choir.

Tickets range from R90 to R120 (R50 for school children) and can be bought at Parklane Spar at 033 342 3487. Booking is essential and seating is reserved.

Parking will be available in the city hall surrounds, Bessie Head ­Library and Tatham Art Gallery parking areas.

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