After a winter recess, Montagu Music Society is back – maybe not with a bang, but certainly with a Snap, Crackle and Pop!
On Saturday 13 October the Old Mission Church in Long Street will be filled with the sound of arias, lieder and trios, sung by three young musicians who are destined for great heights (and not only in the notes they reach).
Ncumisa Garishe and Sinesipho Funo (sopranos), and Thandiswa Mpongwana (mezzo-soprano) will perform arias and lieder by Mozart, Schubert, Giordani and Richard Strauss, as well as lighter fare like ‘What a Wonderful World’, ‘Gira Con Me’ and ‘Danny Boy’. They will be accompanied on the piano by the ever-popular Tertia Visser-Downey.
The three singers are all fourth-year Performer's Diploma in Music students at the South African College of Music (SACM) at UCT.
Ncumisa, Sinesipho and Thandiswa were given the collective nickname ‘Snap, Crackle and Pop’ by the late George Stevens, the acting director of the Opera School at SACM. Stevens, ‘a consummate artist with an extraordinary stage presence second to none’, died on 11 August following an operation. He had a successful solo career as baritone both locally and abroad, and was also well known as an educator. He performed in Montagu in April, in a concert presented by Montagu Music Society. The October concert will be dedicated to his memory.
The concert starts at 18h00 and guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine before the performance starts. Tickets at R 100 for adults and R 20 for students will be available at the door.
We hope to see you there en masse for what promises to be another highlight on the Montagu cultural calendar.
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