Classical music at Tatham

2017-01-25 06:02
PHOTO: Val Adamson Christopher Duigan will be performing his favourite classical compositions in a special concert at the Tatham Art Gallery on 29 January.

PHOTO: Val Adamson Christopher Duigan will be performing his favourite classical compositions in a special concert at the Tatham Art Gallery on 29 January.

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TO celebrate the start of Music Revival’s 20th year presenting classical music concerts, Christopher Duigan will be performing his favourite masterpieces at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg at 3pm on Sunday, 29 January.

These uplifting and positive compositions have formed a major part of the Maritzburg-based pianist’s repertoire over the past two decades.

Music Revival, established in October 1997, has grown from a series of small intimate concerts to a regular and dependable series of more than 100 concerts annually presented across KwaZulu-Natal, in Johannesburg and the Cape Winelands. These musical events range from home soirees to major festivals and symphony concerts.

The My Favourite Magnificent Classics programme includes George Frederic Handel’s Chaconne in G HWV 435 and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata op 53 - one of his most iconic and revered compositions.

Duigan will also play Claude Debussy’s Reflets dans l’eau (Reflections in the water) and Liszt’s Harmonies du soir from his Transcendental Etudes, a powerful and emotionally resplendent composition.

The programme ends with the Heroic Polonaise in A-flat Op 53 by Frederic Chopin, one of the composer’s boldest compositions, which gives voice to a nation’s cry for freedom following the Russian invasion of Poland of 1831.

Tickets for My Favourite Magnificent Classics are R80.

Booking is preferred via email at or by sending an SMS or Whatsapp message to Music Revival at 083 417 4473.

Café Tatham will be open from 10am and for lunch. Bookings for lunch essential at 033 342 8327. Secure parking is available next to the gallery.

At 11am the Tatham Art Gallery will host the opening of the exhibition, Faye Spencer: Departures.

Duigan will also be performing his My Favourite Magnificent Classics programme at Amber Valley in Howick on Wednesday, 25 January, at St Agnes Church in Kloof on Thursday, 26 January and as a dinner soiree in Pietermaritzburg on Friday, 27 January.

For more information on all these concerts visit

Classical Music Soiree

A dinner soiree of Christopher Duigan’s My Favourite Magnificent Classics will take place at Casa Mexicana, 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone on Friday, 27 January. Tickets are R200, including dinner from 6.30pm. Dinner guests should bring their own wine.

Booking is essential via email at or by sending an SMS or Whatsapp message to Music Revival at 083 417 4473.

Book a table for four or more or join others at one of the communal tables. For those who wish to attend the concert only, tickets are R120 (including refreshments) with music starting at approximately 7.45pm.

Secure parking is available at the venue.

Include contact names and numbers in all email and telephone bookings.

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