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 http://www.ticketpro.co.za 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.

Meet Colin Hele: the man who keeps Maritzburg’s pipe organ in tune

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Colin Hele, pictured here with his wife, Rose, has been taking care of the pipe organ in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall since 1976. The couple recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

TheLuvvie.com’s Estelle Sinkins chats to Colin Hele, the man who keeps the pipe organ in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall in tune. Continue reading

Enjoy seasonal favourites in ‘Christmas’ in the Maritzburg City Hall

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The Drakensberg Boys Choir. Photo: Jonathan Burton

THE Pietermaritzburg City Hall will come alive with the spirit of Christmas when Music Revival hosts the world-renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir in a special festive season concert at 7pm on Tuesday, November 29.

Simply titled Christmas, the concert is being co-ordinated by Christopher Duigan and Brad Glasspoole. Continue reading

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

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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

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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

Let The People Sing!: Enjoy an evening of choral music to delight the soul

The Epworth High School and Prep School choirs will be performing in Let The People Sing! in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Photo: Jonathan Burton

The Epworth High School and Prep School choirs will be performing in Let The People Sing! in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Photo: Jonathan Burton

MORE than 250 choral singers will be performing in Let The People Sing!, a special festival of popular hymns and inspiration songs, in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 7 pm on Thursday, October 22.

The Michaelhouse Chapel Choir, Epworth Prep School and High School choirs and the Howick Choristers will sing individual numbers and combine for massed choral works in this festival of popular hymns and inspirational songs, which aims to bring together communities, audiences and choirs. Continue reading