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Thursday, May 28, 2015


The splendour of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra onstage in a Sunday morning concert of radiant classics and beautiful melodies is always a highlight for Royal Show visitors. This year those attending will not be disappointed. With a theme of London Calling, the programme returns to the esteemed agricultural show's Royal heritage with a totally British theme. Exploring the idea of London as a cultural centre through the centuries, the annual KZN Philharmonic Orchestra performance at the Royal Show, now in its fourth year, is presented by the Royal Show on June 7 at 10h30.

Visiting New York conductor Daniel Boico directs the orchestra and soloists for this grand performance. The concert will begin dramatically with the iconic Dambusters March accompanied by the closing moments of the Harvard’s aerial display in the skies above the arena. The orchestra’s programme includes George Frederic Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March, Nimrod and Salut d'amour. Star vocalists Shelley Maclean and local singing sensation Andrew Butler will delight audiences with a selection of songs from classic West-End musicals including Les Misérables, Evita and Phantom of the Opera. The concert is hosted by popular broadcaster, raconteur and sports personality Andy Capostagno.

Made possible with support from The Witness, The Royal Symphony: London Calling will be presented by the Royal Show on the Great Stage of the Main Arena on June 7 at 10h30. Limited seating will be provided in the Main Arena and on the Grandstands. It is recommended that patrons bring hats and/or umbrellas should it be a warm day.

Daily gate fees for the Royal Show apply of R55 (R35 children under 12 and pensioners). Tickets available at the gate or at