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Saturday, November 27, 2010


Stand by for an exhilarating Festive Season celebration at the Playhouse, when the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra presents a special concert programme entitled Songs of Praise. With three performances only in the pipeline, early booking is advised for this not-be-missed event.

In keeping with global trends at this time of the year, the Orchestra has put together a richly rewarding programme, featuring traditional sacred songs and Christmas carols, interlaced with well-loved choral classics.

The KZN Philharmonic will be joined by celebrated soprano Linda Bukhosini appearing as guest soloist, as well as the combined Durban Symphonic and African Choirs for this spectacular aural outing.

The favourite items to be performed include extracts from Handel’s Messiah (including, among others, For unto us a child is born and the splendid Hallelujah Chorus); Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and Air on the G String; Schubert’s Ave Maria; Guide me, oh Thou Great Jehovah; Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise and He, Watching over Israel and Hark! The herald angels sing; and much loved religious songs and carols such as Come, come ye saints, O come all ye faithful, The Holy City, Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bells and Joy to the World.

Songs of Praise will have performances in the Playhouse Drama Theatre, on December 1 and 3 at 19h30, and on December 5 at 15h00. Tickets R60 booked through Computicket on 083 915 8000.