Double bill of children’s theatre delights at Durban’s Rhumbelow Theatre


Mpilo Nzimande, Rowan Bartlett and Clare Mortimer star in the delightful children’s show, ‘Criss Cross Christmas’.

IF you are looking for a way to entertain the little ones in the holidays, then make sure you book for Cris Cross Christmas and Rumpelstiltskin at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Cunningham Road, Umbilo, Durban. Continue reading

Enjoy a classical ‘Christmas’ concert in the Maritzburg City Hall

organLubabalo Dyasi from the Drakensberg Boys Choir takes a break from rehearsing for Music Revival’s ‘Christmas’ concert, featuring the Drakensberg Boys Choir concert, in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall on Tuesday, November 29.
General tickets are R150, with discounts for pensioners and scholars R135.
Tickets should be purchased online at but can also be bought at CNA at The Quarry Centre in Hilton and Edgars Connect in the Liberty Midlands Mall.
Safe parking available around the City Hall and Tatham Art Gallery.

‘Christmas’ treat for music fans as David Orr prepares to play Maritzburg City Hall’s magnificent pipe organ


David Orr will be playing the magnificent pipe organ during Music Revival’s Christmas concert in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Photo: Supplied

Estelle Sinkins speaks to David Orr, who admits he cannot wait to sit down and play the magnificent pipe organ in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall on Tuesday, November 29.

Epworth Shool’s head of music and culture will be accompanying the world-renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir in Music Revival’s concert, Christmas. Continue reading

Drakensberg Boys Choir’s conductor will always hold the school close to her heart


Charlotte Botha with members of the Drakensberg Boys Choir School. Photo: Supplied

Estelle Sinkins speaks to CHARLOTTE BOTHA, outgoing conductor of the world-renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir School, and says that, with its emphasis on music excellence and its heavenly setting in the mountains, the school and its pupils have had a special place in her heart since childhood.

Botha, who will be conducting the boys when they take to the stage of the Pietermaritzburg City Hall for Music Revival’s Christmas concert on Tuesday, November 29, says the feeling of ‘shaping the music with the movement of your arms is nothing short of magical. It is probably as close as we earth-dwellers will ever come to experiencing flight.’

The concert will be one of the last that she does with the world-renowned choristers. Continue reading

Get into the festive season spirit with the Pietermaritzburg City Orchestra


Join the Midlands Chamber Choir and the Pietermaritzburg City Orchestra for Noel 2016 at the Hilton College Theatre. Photo: Supplied

THE Pietermaritzburg City Orchestra is hosting its annual festive season concert, Noel 2016, in collaboration with the Midlands Chamber Choir, at 7 pm on Saturday, November 26, at the Hilton College Theatre. Continue reading

Durban Chamber Choir to present a programme titled ‘The Great Mystery’


Members of the Durban Chamber Choir. Photo: Val Adamson

The Durban Chamber Choir continues its 2016 series of concerts with a programme intriguingly entitled ‘The Great Mystery’.

Performed under the baton of director, Dr Christopher Cockburn, this event, featuring choral music from the 16th and 21st centuries, is being staged at St Thomas’s Church in Musgrave, Durban, on Sunday, October 30 at 3pm.

The programme will be reprised at the Hayfields Lutheran Church in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, November 6 at 3pm. Continue reading