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Saturday, October 17, 2020


(Cathy Peacock)

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, Cathy Peacock (trumpet) and Dr Andrew Warburton (piano) will present a recital at St Thomas Church.

Peacock, sub principal trumpet with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra will play a variety of trumpet pieces including famous voluntaries and the Trumpeter’s Lullaby by Anderson. Well-known Durban personality and pianist, Dr Andrew Warburton, will accompany her and will also perform two piano solos - Beethoven’s Rondo in C and a Spanish dance by Granados.

Mervyn Payne, the resident organist of St Thomas, John Ward the resident organist of St James and three brass students - Andrew Ward, Richard Kruse and Lance Leslie-Smith - will perform a couple of items in the programme as well.

Originally from Zimbabwe, Cathy Peacock moved to South Africa in 1983 and studied music, speech and drama and English at UKZN from 1984 -1986, completed her honours degree in 1987 and her HDE in 1988. After a year of teaching at Northlands Girls’ High School, she joined the KZNPO in 1990 as sub-principal trumpet and has been a member there ever since. Currently, apart from playing for the KZNPO, Cathy teaches trumpet part time, conducts the Durban Girls’ College senior orchestra and together with Lyk Temmingh, she has assisted with tutoring and conducting the KZN Youth Orchestra since 2007. She also runs the eight-piece jazz band, Platform Jazz, which plays swing, Latin and Dixie music. They perform for private and corporate functions and in the last five years have had a number of successful shows in Durban and around the KZN province.

In her spare time Peacock is also an artist and over the years has had a few oil paintings exhibited at the KZNSA and Art Space galleries.

(Dr Andrew Warburton)

Andrew Warburton is acknowledged as one of the finest pianists and accompanists in South Africa, Born in Johannesburg in 1963, he started piano at a young age. His teachers in Durban were Denise MacPherson, and Isabella Stengel at UKZN, where Andrew attended and finished his B Mus cum laude. Currently he is now the piano lecturer, the director of opera and choral studies and the head of Western classical performance studies at UKZN. He has had a wide and full career playing a number of concertos with orchestras around South Africa. He was musical director for the State Theatre Ballet company. Warburton has been musical director for over 100 operas ballets and musicals at the Playhouse between 1986 and the present day, and has also participated in numerous chamber music concerts. He attained his PHD in performance last year at UKZN.

The concert will be the second concert of this nature at St Thomas and sanitising and social distancing will be in place.

Brass and Keys Unlocked will take place at St Thomas Church in Musgrave, Durban, on October 25, at 11h00. Tickets R100 (R80 for pensioners and students).

To book or for more information, call/whats app Cathy on 082 349 8362. Tickets need to be pre booked before the day.