Mandela Day celebrated with 67 Minutes of Spirituals

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Join the Cape Town Opera Chorus and St. George’s Cathedral in commemorating and celebrating Mandela Day with our 67 Minutes of Spirituals concert. This promises to be a Saturday afternoon filled with beautiful singing and uplifting music. The concert will take place at St. George’s Cathedral on Saturday, 17 July 2021, at 15h00, with the theme Singing In Dark Times. Tickets to the live performance cost R670 and include a copy of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom as well as a split (187.5 ml) of Simonsig wine.
CTO Chorus Master Marvin Kernelle has compiled this 67-minute showcase of beautiful African and African-American spirituals. Affording an opportunity to reflect on the current global crisis, it is an afternoon 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 Kernelle of the programme, which includes traditional songs such as ‘Muhona Makutu Tanga’ and ‘Mahlo A Bona’, as well as wonderful arrangements of ‘Elijah Rock’, ‘Ev’ry Time I Feel The Spirit’ and ‘Didn’t My Lawd Deliver Daniel?’ Soloists in the concert include Cape Town Opera Young Artist and star Brittany Smith as well as members of the Cape Town Opera Chorus.Livestreaming will be made available at R67 per household through Penny Lane studios.Only one performance – book through Quicket now to avoid disappointment!Bookings open on 26 June 2021 at 08h00.