Michaelhouse Music Festival

2017-04-11 06:00

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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.

Pietermaritzburg 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 who will be performing at the festival are Cape Town electronic duo The Kiffness and Durban’s Easy Freak and Rubber Duc. Also on the bill is Michaelhouse’s Pillar Box Red comprising four Michaelhouse pupils.

Ending the festival will be 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 festival. 
The MiTH Tent will be located next to the Music Festival Entertainment Area and Food Court (outside the Indoor Centre).

The festival starts on Thursday 27 with a programme titled Choral Sounds with singers from UP Youth Choir, Michaelhouse, Constantia Park and Howick Prep.

Friday afternoon sees the KZN Youth Orchestra take to the stage for a Friday afternoon programme of orchestral favourites.
The evening highlight will be two of South Africa’s most loved voices Sibongile Khumalo and Noma Khumalo.

Saturday starts the day with musical nostalgia with Days Gone By performed by the Michaelhouse Staff Music Quintet. There will be a lunch recital of classical marimba music.

Saturday evening see some of the best contemporary performers on stage together: The Kiffness, Rubber Duc, Easy Freak and Pillar Box Red.

A gentle start to Sunday morning with Two’s Company, but a Trio’s Better performing music from Beethoven and Mozart played by professional musicians on flute, violin and viola.

The Sunday mid-morning concert is Choral Elite with the KZN Midlands Youth Choir, the new Drakondale Girls’ Choir, Clifton Notties Prep Choir and PMB Children’s Choir.

The lunch time concert features Youth Performers with the KZN Philharmonic Ensemble under the baton of William Silk with the KZN Midlands Youth Choir and soloists. Sunday afternoon sees Christopher Duigan (piano) and Junnan Sun (clarinet) performing piano and clarinet sonatas and variations by Saint-Saëns and Rossini.

The weekend programme wraps up with a finale comprising the KZN Philharmonic Conducted by Richard Cock and William Silk featuring KZN Midlands Youth Choir, Clifton Notties Prep Choir, Drakondale Girls’ Choir, PMB Childrens’ Choir, Michaelhouse Chapel Choir and a number of soloists.

The Michaelhouse Music Festival is well on its way to establishing itself as a Red Letter Day in every lover of music's calendar and can be enjoyed from 27 – 30 April.

For more info like the festival’s Facebook page, Michaelhouse Music Festival or contact the school on
033 234 1000 or www.michaelhouse.org

Tickets are available from www.tickethut.co.za/michaelhouse

Visit www.mith.co.za for further details about Music in The Hills component: the Midlands' weekly amateur music club. - Supplied.

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