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Monday, December 11, 2017


(I Grandi Tenori members, Ayanda Zwane, Mlindi Pato & Timothy Sehau)

FOM’s Christmas Opera Evening with I Grandi Tenori

Friends of Music in partnership with I Grandi Tenori presents a Christmas Opera Evening on Thursday December 14 at 19h00. This will be held at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga (Old Fort Road). Tickets are R50 (at the door).

This concert will see South Africa’s acclaimed Three Tenors - I Grandi Tenori - performing a repertoire that will include – opera arias, light classical as well as popular Christmas Carols.

I Grandi Tenori’s mission is to use its own resources to fight unemployment, exploitation and non-recognition of opera graduates. It is for this reason that all door-takings that will be collected on this day will go towards LET ME SING schools project- an initiative that seeks to support music syllabus in schools across the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

The I Grandi Tenori trio comprises of three tenors namely; Ayanda Zwane, Mlindi Pato and Timothy Sehau who are from KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Free State respectively. The trio has toured nationally giving enormous pleasure through their performances in classical opera concerts.

Friends of Music, the largest classical music society KZN, fully support I Grandi Tenori in their endeavours and are proud to be their partners with this Christmas Opera evening.

The programme will include Nessun dorma; Core ingrato; The Lord’s Prayer; Ave Maria; E lucevan le stelle; Una furtiva lagrima; My Way; Masibuyelane; and La donna e mobile.

Christmas music will include Holy City; O Holy Night; Silent Night; Away in a Manger; Hark the Herald Angels Sing and Joy to the World.

Bring family and friends and celebrate the season in style. Safe Parking, Cash Bar, Dress – smart casual. For More information re I Grandi Tenori, call Managing Director, Kwazi Mhlongo telephonically on 073 1938 032. For Friends of Music info, call Keith Millar 071 505 1021.- William Charlton-Perkins