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Thursday, November 22, 2018


(Elsabé Richter & Willem Bester. Pic by J Richter)

This weekend, Baroque 2000 will celebrate the Patroness of Music with the majestic and powerful work by George Frideric Handel: The Ode for St Cecilia’s Day. This is one of Handel’s masterpieces which includes a choir - namely the Durban Chamber Choir – and a rich orchestral formation including flute, oboes, trumpets and timpani.

The choir will be enhanced by voices from the OFS University’s Opera Department as well as some from the Choir of the Lutheran Church in Wartburg. Two soloists will be flown in from Cape Town for the occasion: Elsabé Richter (soprano) and Willem Bester (tenor).

The conductor will be Maestro Lance Phillip.

The concert programme will open with the overture to Agrippina by Handel. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to hear this great and seldom performed music.

The concert takes place at the church of the Mariannhill Monastery at 15h00 on November 25. Tickets R150 at the door. There is ample and free parking. Further information, please call Michel 082 3035241 or