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Wednesday, August 29, 2018


The British Cultural and Heritage Association (BCHA) is calling for aspirant orchestral musicians in the Durban area to register with them if they would like to participate in the annual Massed Orchestra event on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

All participants must be able to read and play music. They are required to pay an entry fee of R60, and to register to play either as individuals of as part of a group. Interested players can contact Cheri Steenberg at BCHA office on 031 202 6174. Cheri will email a registration form. On receipt of payment, she will email the music to be performed.

Supported by Corobrik, BCHA’S Orchestra 2018 concert takes place at Penzance School, Nkulisa Conference Centre, 61 Penzance Road in Glenwood. This year’s massed ad hoc orchestra of prospective players will perform under the seasoned baton of conductor Sue Cock.

As a curtain-raiser to the concert, which starts at 14h30, Bryan Clark’s Caribbean Connection Steel Drum Band and the Westville Girls High School Marimba Band will entertain the audience between 14h00 and 14h30.

The main concert opens with the South African National Anthem. Eclectic titles to be heard on the bumper programme of concert favourites include: the Strauss’s Radetsky March; Anderson’s Syncopated Clock; Coates’s Sleepy Lagoon; Fuck’s Entry of the Gladiators; an Abba medley; Mango Groove’s Special Star; an arrangement of the traditional song, Siyahamba; Over the Rainbow; Offenbach’s Can-Can; John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever; and John William’s Star Wars Main Theme.

Participants are encouraged to register well in advance of the event, as they must be as conversant as possible with the prescribed music to ensure that the concert will be an amazing experience if everyone performs at their best, and delivers a successful team effort.

Audience tickets at R50 are available at the door. Secure parking is available for participants and audiences members alike. Seating is unreserved and tickets will be sold at the door.

The British Cultural and Heritage Association offers sponsored tickets to several deserving organisations, who greatly appreciate being part of this fun-filled afternoon.