Michaelhouse Music Festival

2016-04-13 06:00
PHOTO: jonathan burton Visiting Michaelhouse to see the venue for Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s upcoming performance in the Michaelhouse Music Festival (from left) Albert Mazibuko (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), William Silk, Brandon Jones and Christopher Silk.

PHOTO: jonathan burton Visiting Michaelhouse to see the venue for Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s upcoming performance in the Michaelhouse Music Festival (from left) Albert Mazibuko (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), William Silk, Brandon Jones and Christopher Silk.

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THE second Michaelhouse Music Festival has an impressive line-up of phenomenal eclectic music, from Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Beatenberg, Platform Jazz to Nibs van der Spuy and the KZN Philharmonic to Seb Goldswain, and is sure to keep the crowd entertained over the weekend of 22 to 24 April.

After an overwhelming response last year, the weekend programme has been thoughtfully designed to offer audiences the best of South African pop, choral, acoustic, jazz and classical music in the tranquil setting of Balgowan. The programme coincides with Old Boys’ Day celebrations.

Multi-Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be jetting in from a tour of North America, the Caribbean and Australasia.

“We are absolutely delighted to have the harmonious talents of one of South Africa’s best known and loved music acts not only performing but opening the festival for us. I believe the array of music we have over the three days offers something for everyone. For the young or old, or hip and happening to classical or jazz lover, we have it,” said Greg Theron, Michaelhouse Rector.

The second day kicks off with a full set of winter sports fixtures against old rival, Maritzburg College.Opening the music festival on Saturday are Abri Venter, William Silk and Audrey Mbuyazi with a Musical Extravaganza.

Hannes Ebersohn and David Orr perform works by Bach, Franck and Hurford with their organ recital in the Chapel. The Newcastle Brass Band performs ahead of the first team’s kick off. In the evening Platform Jazz, guitar virtuoso Seb Goldswain, Beatenberg will take to the stage.

On Sunday the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra String Quartet and Wind Quintet start the morning off with Italian Baroque composer, Vivaldi, KZN Midlands Youth Choir, KZN Philharmonic Ensemble and soloists Leandros Stravrou (guitar) and Nic Forster (violin) in a in the chapel.

In the afternoon the KZN Midlands Youth Choir accompanies the Michaelhouse Chapel, Clifton Nottingham Road and Newcastle’s Ferrum High School. Also in the chapel is The Dance with Lara Kirsten and Morné Van Heerden - a piano and clarinet concert performing a vibrant feast of music from Hungary, Argentina and Poland.

The KZN Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Richard Cock, alongside Michaelhouse’s William Silk, will perform a feast of global sounds in Round the World in 80 Minutes.

Wrapping up the weekend in the Midlands is internationally renowned duo, Guy Buttery and Nibs van der Spuy.

To book visit www.tickethut.co.za/michaelhouse

For more information email mu sicfestival@michaelhouse.org or visit the event’s Facebook page.

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