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Groote Kerk, Cape Town


3 October

Limited tickets available!

The Cape Town Opera Chorus presents Spirituals, a programme of uplifting African and African-American spirituals, on 03 October 2021 at 15h00 at the Groote Kerk in Cape Town. 

In 2018 and 2019, the Cape Town Opera Chorus toured Europe with a programme of religious and spiritual songs. Grace Notes was performed to sold-out shows in Germany, Hungary, Austria and Cape Town. Inspired by that programme’s enormous popularity, CTO Chorus Master Marvin Kernelle has compiled a new one-hour showcase of uplifting African and African-American spirituals. Affording an opportunity to reflect on the current global crisis, it’s an evening of soul-stirring music that celebrates the spirit of caring, resilience and joy that has buoyed humanity during a difficult year. ‘We wish this concert to be a reminder of the vital role music plays in healing our world,’ says Chorus Master Kernelle of the programme which includes traditional songs as Muhona Makutu Tanga and Mahlo A Bona and rich arrangements of Elijah Rock, Ev’ry Time I Feel The Spirit and Didn’t My Lawd Deliver Daniel? Soloists in the concert include Brittany Smith and soloists from the Cape Town Opera Chorus

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Quoin Rock Wine Estate, Stellenbosch


9 October

Relive Europe’s musical ‘Golden Age’ in a century of French song

Cape Town Opera is proud to present Young Artists Brittany Smith (soprano) and Ané Pretorius (soprano), with Managing Director Alex Gabriel at the piano, in French Songbook, a concert celebrating a century (1840s – 1940s) of French mélodie.

Our journey begins and ends in the salons and cabaret theatres of Paris and traverses Europe’s ‘golden age’ (La Belle Epoque) via the desert sands of North Africa and the battlefields of war. We meet Hamlet’s Ophelia, travel with an English mouse on a boat trip to France, and help a mad hatter fix his watch that is three days late. You will hear songs of unrequited love, enjoy mini-scenes as if at the opera, waltz in a haunted house, be transported back to medieval France, and dance at the cabaret.

The programme includes mélodies by French masters such as Berlioz, Bizet, Duparc, Hahn, Ravel, Satie and Poulenc, as well as a few surprises by lesser-known French composers. We invite you to join us on our journey!

  • Tickets cost R850 per person, which includes a 2-course lunch, a welcome drink and the concert.
  • Lunch at Gåte Restaurant starts at 13h00.
  • Concert starts at 16h00.
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