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Sunday, February 15, 2015


WISH - Women in Singing Harmony – is an initiative set up by well-known Durban performer, Shelley McLean. It is a vocal class offered to all women who have a “song in their heart”. WISH will perform at Rhumbelow Theatre from February 20 to 22.

McLean identified a gap in the music world for the many people who loved singing at school or at university, but now find themselves without an outlet for sharing their singing passion. After receiving several requests for private singing lessons, she decided to head up a group vocal class, one that would enable singers to learn more about the technical aspects of singing as well as explore the delights of singing in harmony, while increasing their repertoire.

This group has steadily grown over the past two years and the current WiSH group is rehearsing hard for their upcoming showcase at Rhumbelow Theatre. This year's showcase will also introduce 11 new WiSH ladies to the stage.

While WiSH was initially a project reserved for family and friends only, Rhumbelow Theatre Manager Roland Stansell requested that the concerts be opened up to the public so that women who may have a similar desire to 'sing again', would be able to see first-hand what WISH involves.

The WISH Showcase includes a varied repertoire and showcases the hidden talents of women whose ages range from 'student to retired' and whose professions include teachers, home executives, chiropractor, architects and more.

Performances take place on February 20 and 21 at 20h00 and on February 22 at 14h00. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner.

Tickets R120 (R100 pensioners and tables of eight or more). Take along food picnic baskets and braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Durban is situated in Cunningham Avenue off Bartle Road and Rhumbelow Pietermaritzburg is in the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Pietermaritzburg.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636, email or visit