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Tuesday, December 10, 2019


Friends of Music with I Grandi Tenori will present their third annual Christmas Music Extravaganza, featuring some of the best opera voices in the country. It will take place on December 17, 2019, at the Durban Jewish Centre.

The programme features I Grandi Tenori (tenors), La Canta Rose (soprano quartet), Phindile Cele (soprano), Sbani Mwelase (baritone) and Ruben Mbonambi (bass)

Join the evening to experience a wide range of wonderful Christmas music which will include sing-along Christmas Carols.

A sneak preview of the repertoire:
When Jesus Comes; Pie Yesu; How Beautiful Are the Feet; Rejoice Oh Judah!; The Lord’s Prayer and Oh Holy Night. Also to be featured will be Oh Come, Oh Come Emanuel; Danny Boy; Silent Night and Hark The Herald.

(Left: Sbani Mwelase)

Friends of Music and i Grandi Tenori are NGO’s which are committed to producing opportunities for all opera/classical artists to showcase their abilities with the borders of our country. Our aim is to see talented young people being able to create a sustainable future for themselves in the performing arts. We see support and developments as being paramount,” says Keith Millar, who runs Friends of Music.

“While we celebrate Christmas time with our caring families, let’s think about those less fortunate. Help us give homeless children some joy at Christmas time by donating a gift at the front door of the Centre on the day of the concert,” concludes Millar.

Christmas Music Extravaganza will take place on December 17 at 18h00 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga (Old Fort) Road.

Tickets will be sold at the door for R100pp (R60 for students with student cards and free for children who are 11 years old and below under parental supervision). With picnic set-up style, concert goers are welcomed to bring their picnic baskets (doors will open at 17h00). A cash bar will be available so no alcohol may brought onto the property.

Tables of 12 seats can be booked prior to the event by email through or or call 071 505 1021.