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Sunday, September 22, 2019


(Tim Gunther)

A magnificent concert of organ music … and jazz will take place in St Paul’s Anglican Church on Tuesday (Heritage Day, September 24, 2019) at 11h30 to commemorate 170 years of the church’s existence.

In keeping with the cultural diversity of the parish, the concert will feature a variety of music genres and musicians co-ordinated by Melvin Peters, who has been the Music Director for the past 15 years.

The main performer is Tim Gunther, an organist and choirmaster from Bremen, Germany who is visiting Durban under the auspices of the City Partnership that exists between Durban and Bremen. Gunther is currently the Music Director at St Stephani Kulturkirche in Bremen, a venue dedicated primarily to the promotion of the arts.

(Melvin Peters)

The concert on Heritage Day will also feature the St Paul’s Choir, as well as the Melvin Peters Quartet: Jeff Robinson on sax and flute, Philani Ngidi on bass, Bruce Baker on drums and Melvin Peters on piano. The St Paul’s Choir will sing well-known music by Bach, Mozart as well as a few contemporary composers, whilst the quartet will focus on jazz that emanates primarily from South Africa.

The audience can expect to be taken on a most interesting musical journey, with more than a few surprises along the way. This event also affords the members of the audience the opportunity to celebrate South Africa’s heritage on a day which is set aside for exactly this purpose.

Tickets R80 (R50 pensioners, R20 children) may be purchased at the door for. Patrons may also contact the church office on 031 305 4666 for all enquiries and advance bookings.

St Paul’s Anglican Church is located at 161 Monty Naicker Road, Durban, directly opposite the Workshop.