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Monday, December 2, 2013


Enjoy a traditional Christmas gathering in Pietermaritzburg with carols, words and song when Carols for Christmas with Richard Cock takes place on December 12. Presented by Parklane SUPERSPAR, this traditional Christmas gathering offers an ideal opportunity to join family and friends in the seasonal spirit.

South Africa's music maestro Richard Cock has become known as “Mr Music” through his generous and friendly manner of bringing people together, uplifting spirits through the joy of music. In Carols for Christmas, Richard Cock will be host for the evening, presenting readings, both sacred and secular, and will also sing his favourite popular Christmas songs!

He will encourage the audience, in his own generous way, to raise the roof of the Pietermaritzburg City Hall in the singing of carols. This will be accompanied by the grand City Hall organ played by Christopher Cockburn.

Additional musical delights will be provided by pianist Christopher Duigan who plays the traditional Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. He is joined by “star” Pietermaritzburg-born soprano, Bongiwe Madlala, in O Holy Night and Panis Angelicus.

Carols for Christmas with Richard Cock takes place at 19h30 on December 13 in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Tickets from R100 to R120 (R60 under-18s, R90 pensioners) on sale from Dulce Coffee Shop in Parklane SUPERSPAR on 033 342 3487.

Carols for Christmas is sponsored by Parklane SUPERSPAR, The Witness, CPW Printers, Beyers Chocolates and Lipton Ice Tea.