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Thursday, June 20, 2019


(Lynelle Kenned)

Baroque 2000’s 4th concert of the Series will take place on June 30, 2019, at the Church of the Mariannhill Monastery, featuring the exceptional and Cape Town’s prodigy - soprano  Lynelle Kenned – who will perform some of the jewel arias of the operatic repertoire by Handel: “Tornami” from Alcina, “Ritorna o caro” from Rodelinda and the moving “Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo. She will also interpret one aria from Johann Sebastan Bach’s Cantata 51: “Hochster”.

The orchestra will explore some orchestral works by Purcell (dances from Purcell’s Fairy Queen as well as some from Handel’s Alcina).

Refiloe Olifant will be the violinist to perform the Sonata No3 Op1 by composer Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint-Georges who was born in the French colony of Guadeloupe. He was brought to France by his father and became a champion fencer. He is best remembered as the first classical composer of African ancestry.

The concert takes place at 15h00 on June 30 at the Church of the Mariannhill Monastery. Ample and safe parking is available and the Monastery’s Tea Garden will be open for refreshments. For further details, contact Michel on 082 303 5241 or email