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Monday, May 26, 2014


(Vanessa Tait-Jones)

The forthcoming recital from the Friends of Music on Tuesday (May 27) was due to feature Duo Olite but they have had to withdraw because of illness. In their place, Friends of Music have acquired a performance by soprano Vanessa Tait-Jones.

Vanessa Tait-Jones was crowned the overall winner of a new classical singing competition the ATKV-Muziqanto.  She is involved with the inter-disciplinary voice clinic at Tygerberg to assist singers with voice problems.

Her programme includes songs by Purcell, Handel, Schubert, R Strauss, Obradors, Dvořák, Gounod, Puccini, Lehár and J Strauss. She will be accompanied on the piano by Liezl-Maret Jacobs.

Appearing in the Prelude Performers slot made possible by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund will be Ellen Pretorius and Rebecca Lee who will sing works by Stolz, Mozart and a duet by Delibes.

The recital will take place on May 27 at 19h45. Tickets R70 (R60 FOM members and R20 Orchestral / Students) Booking is at Computicket. Friends of Music concerts take place at 19h45 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 Old Fort Road (K.E. Masinga Road), Durban. There is safe parking. For more information visit

(Become a Friends of Music Member at R25 per year and only pay R60 instead of R70 per Recital)