A new series of pop-up concerts takes place at St Georges Cathedral Cape Town over December 2019 and January 2020 featuring Cape Philharmonic musicians – violinist Samantha Durrant and Maja van Dyk on viola, along with pianist Albert Combrink and Dylan Tabisher on classical marimba.
30 to 40 minutes of chamber music
The concerts happen at the side of the church, for those wanting to focus on the music, while others are welcome to walk around the cathedral undisturbed.
Each session lasts between 30 to 40 minutes, featuring different musicians who will introduce their programme in an interactive way. Perfect for both tour groups and locals wanting to cool down during the day.
The initiative came together through Cape Town Concert Series manager Louise Howlett and violinist Samantha Durrant who both felt there was a lack of chamber music available during the festive season when so many visitors are in the Cape and would be familiar with the tradition of music being played in churches for people to walk in, sit and enjoy the peace and calm.
St Georges Cathedral generously allowed the musicians the space to perform in their sublime surroundings and donations given will go directly to the musicians and church.
St Georges Cathedral programme
13 December 2019 – 11am, violin, piano / 12pm, 2pm marimba
18 December 2019 – 11am & 12pm, violin, viola duo, 2pm piano
20 December 2019 – 11am & 12pm, violin, viola duo, 2pm piano
23 December 2019 – 11am: violin, viola, 12, 2pm marimba
30 December 2019 – 11am, 12pm, violin, viola duo / 2pm piano
2 January 2020 – 11am, 12pm, violin, viola duo / 2pm piano
7 January 2020 – 11am: violin, piano, 12, 2pm marimba
9 January 2020 – 11am, 12pm, violin, viola duo, 2pm piano
Full the schedule of the concerts, email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no entrance fee, but donations are welcome – proceeds go to the cathedral and the musicians. There is the added advantage that classical music is ‘unplugged’ and will not be affected by load shedding.
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What: Pop-up concerts at St Georges Cathedral Cape Town
Where: St Georges Cathedral Cape Town