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Monday, October 2, 2017


Baroque 2000 is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a concert at the Church of the Monastery Mariannhill, on October 8.

Joining the orchestra for this special occasion are the Durban Chamber Choir, and eight vocalists from the Odeion Consort of the University of the Free State. Lance Phillip, this ensemble's musical director, will conduct the programme, which features the grand Te Deum in D of Marc Antoine Charpentier. The soloists will be Elsabe Richter and Lente Louw (sopranos), Monika Voysey (alto), Willem Bester (tenor), and Keaton Manwaring  (bass).

Before this we pay a visit to the Court of Louis XIV at Versailles to hear seven short pieces by Jean Philippe Rameau, composer to the king. These items include the wild L’Orage (Storm) from the opera Platée and the Danse des Sauvages from the opera-ballet Les Indes Galantes.

The concert takes place at 15h00 on October 8 at the Church of the Mariannhill Monastery. Tickets R150 at the door; there is ample free and safe parking. Tea, coffee and birthday cake will be served. Further information from Michel: 082 303 5241 or at