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Monday, December 17, 2018


(David Snaith, Petya Koleva, Michel Schneuwly, Ralitza Macheva, Yura Litvinenko & Ralitsa Pechoux. Pic by Val Adamson)

Baroque 2000’s last concert of the Season will be on Sunday December 23, 2018) at 11h30 at the Church of the Mariannhill Monastery.

It will be a musical Celebration of Christmas with a complimentary glass of champagne and savoury snacks served to conclude the festive occasion.

Sandile Mabaso (tenor) will be the soloist of the event, singing “Thrice Happy Love” from Purcell’s Fairy Queen, “Deposuit Potentes” from Bach’s Magnificat and “Comfort Ye – Ev’ry Valley Shall be Exalted” from Handel’s Messiah.

Baroque 2000 strings will perform the “Paris Concerto” (RV 114) and “La Follia” by Vivaldi, Merula’s “Chaconne”, as well as the celebrated “Christmas Concerto” by Manfredini. It is to be noted that champagne was perfected by Dom PĂ©rignon (1638–1715) who was a monk and cellar master at the Benedictine abbey in Hautvillers (France) and who lived at the same time as the various composers featured in the concert programme. A bubbly event not to be missed!

Tickets R150 at the door. Free, ample and safe parking available. Contact Michel 082 303 5241 or