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Thursday, September 22, 2022


(Right: Tim Gunter)

Two highly respected organ maestros – Melvin Peters and visiting organist Tim Gunter - will perform in a mid-morning Heritage Day organ concert in the majestic St Paul’s Church in Durban on September 24.

In keeping with the cultural diversity of the parish, the concert will feature a variety of music genres and musicians. The main performer is Tim Gunther, an organist and choirmaster from Bremen, Germany. Gunther will be visiting Durban under the auspices of the City Partnership that exists between Durban and Bremen.

Gunter is a church musician. Peters and Gunter have been performing together regularly since 2010.

(Left: Melvin Peters)

Durban’s own pianist / organist Melvin Peters straddles the worlds of sacred music and pure jazz with a repertoire that ranges from mainstream to modern, Peters is known for his solid musicianship, his creativity and imaginative improvisatory skills.

Gunter is currently the Music Director at St Stephani Kulturkirche in Bremen, a venue dedicated primarily to the promotion of the arts. This church therefore enjoys a rich musical culture and tradition, and has played host to many artists from Europe and beyond. Peters was invited to perform in a special concert at this church, in honour of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.

Apart from performing a programme for piano and organ together, they typically also take part in group concerts, have workshops with students working with various genres – from jazz to sacred, from choral works to German Romantic pieces.

The concert takes place at 11h00 on September 24. Tickets R100 (R50 concessions). Booking through 081 2400 964 or email:

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