Special Christmas concert at Tatham

2016-12-14 06:02
PHOTO: Supplied Richard Cock.

PHOTO: Supplied Richard Cock.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

SOUTH Africa’s Mr Music, Richard Cock, will be sharing the stage with Cape Town soprano, Beverley Chiat and pianist, Christopher Duigan, at a special Christmas concert.

Music lovers can look forward to an evening of readings, carols and seasonal music at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 20 December.

Cock will entertain the audience with his humorous selections of seasonal stories, readings and anecdotes and Chiat will sing Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus and O Holy Night. Together they will lead the audiences in the singing of carols with Duigan at the piano.

Chiat is a coloratura soprano, who has sung the roles of the Queen of the Night (Mozart), Serpetta (Mozart), Oscar (Verdi), Gilda (Verdi), Adele (J Strauss), Susanna (Mozart), Valencienne (Lehar), Lucy (Menotti), Frasquita and Micaela (Bizet) among others.

Her oratoria repertoire includes Mozart’s Requiem, his Masses in C Major and D Minor, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Choral Fantasy and Pastoral Mass. Cock has made a significant contribution to music in South Africa since returning in 1980 from an eight-year sojourn in the United Kingdom.

During those years he studied at the Royal School of Church Music and then gained experience in church music and education ending his days abroad as assistant organist and director of music at the Cathedral Choir School in Chichester.

Since returning to SA he has been an SABC producer, director of music at St Mary’s Cathedral, director of the Chanticleer Singers and Symphony Choir of Johannesburg, and a conductor of note.

He is equally at home making music with children in a classroom and with leading soloists in the concert hall, and has worked with, among others, Julian Lloyd-Webber, Joshua Bell, Lesley Garrett and Patricio Buanne. He also worked with Luciano Pavarotti and the 3 Tenors on their South African tour.

Duigan is widely regarded as one of SA’s leading concert pianists and has performed extensively with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic, Cape Philharmonic and Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestras.

He is also the founder of the Music Revival concert series, and is the mastermind behind the classic music at the Hilton Arts Festival, the Franschhoek Classic Music Festival and a series of performances by the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic.

To book for the Tatham concert send an email to booking@musicrevival.co.za or SMS 083 417 4473. Tickets are R150. - Supplied.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


5 top leg exercises for men

Here’s our selection of the five best leg exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.


You won't want to miss...

10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…
WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.