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Thursday, March 26, 2009


(Pic: Tenor Lionel Mkwanazi will appear in this choral concert))

Durban Symphonic Choir and KZNPO to perform works by Mozart, Haydn and Handel.

The Durban Symphonic Choir and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra will present popular arias and choruses from works by Mozart, Haydn (Nelson Mass) and Handel (Messiah) in the Mariannhill Cathedral on April 5.

The conductor will be Naum Rousine with soloists Bronwen Forbay (soprano), Ronél Laidlaw-Perks (alto); Lionel Mkwanazi (tenor) and Richard Salmon (bass).

The programme includes W A Mozart’s Symphony No 28 in C Major, K 200 and Laudamus Te from Mass in C Minor to be sung by Bronwen Forbay. She will also appear in I Know that my Redeemer Liveth in a selection from G F Handel’s Messiah as well as in The Marvellous Work (aria and chorus from The Creation) by Joseph Haydn.

After interval, the focus again returns to Joseph Haydn with a performance of Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass) in which all the soloists will appear.

The concert will take place in the Mariannhill Cathedral on April 5 at 15h00. Tickets R70 (R60 pensioners and scholars) for unreserved seating available at the door or from Hillstreet Pharmacy in Pinetown on 031 701 1313 or Monastery Tea Garden in Mariannhill on 031 700 2706. Refreshments will be on sale. Enquiries to 031 702 6005 or 082 453 2443.