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Friday, November 20, 2015


The Pietermaritzburg City Orchestra will present their annual festive season concert, entitled Noël, this year in collaboration with the Midlands Chamber Choir on November 28 at the Hilton College Theatre.

Directed by Riaan Oosthuizen, the choir will be involved in the bulk of the programme together with the orchestra, conducted by David Plank. The repertoire explores a wide range of musical styles, with an obvious festive season theme running throughout. Audiences can expect some firm favourites such as Leroy Anderson's fabulous Christmas Festival, as well as a delightful new arrangement of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. There will also be a few items paying homage to festive season movies like Home Alone and The Lemon-Drop Kid. As a special treat, the performance will also include the world premiere of an arrangement of ancient carols by the orchestra's own Peter van der Merwe, whose arrangement of folk songs proved to be a favourite in last year's concert.

The concert will certainly appeal to both old and young alike, and offers a great evening of entertainment for the whole family. Refreshments will be on sale in the foyer.

Noël will take place on November 28 at 19h00 in the Hilton College Theatre.Tickets R125 booked through

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