CAPE TOWN OPERA ABROAD IN 2019
CTO in Concert in the UK in July
5-8th Buxton International Festival
Cape Town Opera performances at the Buxton International Festival include performances of Out of Africa and Grace Notes.
Out of Africa: Young African voices will bring fresh magic to Derbyshire’s historic Haddon Hall in July.
The medieval fortified manor house, home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners, will see the young stars of Cape Town Opera present two concerts which aim to bring traditional African culture to new audiences in a 900 year-old setting.
Six singers will be accompanied by piano for Out of Africa, a mixture of Gospel, traditional South African folk music, jazz and some light opera in the Elizabethan Long Gallery, reputed to be one of the most beautiful rooms in England and blessed with perfect acoustics. Guests will be welcomed before the event with drinks in the terraced Walled Gardens which cascade down to the River Wye.
Grace Notes will see the singers perform a programme of sacred music from around the globe, in the candle-lit Norman Chapel following a drinks reception in the Banqueting Hall.
Haddon Hall has “starred” in many TV shows and Hollywood films, from the fantasy adventure The Princess Bride to three versions of Jane Eyre, including Franco Zeffirelli’s masterpiece.
Sacred Music in Concert
9th Temple Church, London
Tickets: £15 and £25
Bookings: Ph 020 7427 5641 or via www.templemusic.org
It has been a pleasure for Cape Town Opera to conceive a program that spiritually unites African sacred music with the canon of Western church music and oratorio. By accompanying the repertoire with guitar and drawing on improvisatory aspects of Western baroque music in particular, CTO’s singers distill each work to its core message. We inviting the audience to re-hear these masterpieces and their texts freshly, through the voices of South African artists and the lens of traditional African song.
Porgy and Bess Suite in Germany in September
12th and 13th Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra: Alte Oper
Cape Town Opera chorus have been invited to perform in Alte Oper’s concert of Porgy and Bess.
CTO Young Artists in Concert in Germany in September
17th Hamburg: Laeiszhalle Hleiner Saal
19th Esslingen: Stadtkirche St Dionys
20th Germering (Munich): Germering City Hall
23rd Dortmund: Ballettzentrum Westfalen
CTO Patrons Gerda and Helmut Jung, have once again co-ordinated concerts for CTO’s Young artists in Germany. We’re so appreciative and thrilled that this initiative continues to grow year on year.
Grace Notes in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg in September / October
26th Trier (Germany): Mosel Muskfestival
27th Nettetal-Lobberich (Germany): Catholic Church
29th St Poelten (Austria): St Poelten Cathedral
4th Oct Esch-Sur-Alzette (Luxembourg): Conservatoire
Following its acclaimed premiere in France in 2016, and sell out performances in Cape Town in 2017 and 2018, we’re taking this unique concert of a cappella sacred music abroad once again.