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Monday, December 16, 2019


(KZNPO’s Bongani Tembe & cello player, Ayanda Makulwane with hospital patients. 
Photo by Val Adamson)

KZN Philharmonic Orchestra visited patients and staff of King Edward Hospital to spread some Christmas cheer with a festive evening concert on December 12, 2019. They were accompanied by the Assembly of God Choir who sang various Christmas songs and carols ranging from Silent Night and Joy to the World to O Come All Ye Faithful and Holy, Holy, Holy.

Mr Bongani Tembe, CEO and Artistic Director of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra said, “While Christmas is obviously a special time of the year it can also be a difficult period for so many, especially those who are ill and in hospital so we have put together a special programme which we hope will put a few smiles on some faces while spreading some Christmas cheer. We hope that this special concert will give hope and warm the hearts of people who are sick and in hospital at this time.”

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