This Christmas concert is proudly funded by the NLC (National Lotteries Commission) and in partnership with RSG (Radio Sonder Grense) with support by Creative Feel. It will highlight the beautiful solo voices of Gauteng Opera with the Gauteng Opera Chorus and the Gauteng Opera Orchestra conducted by Schalk van der Merwe.
This special concert for the whole family will awaken the Christmas spirit of peace and harmony in all. This festive concert will include, among others, great songs such as:
As in past year’s tradition, Gauteng Opera will once again donate all collected presents to a children’s’ home – this year we decided to donate it to the Orlando Children’s Home in Soweto. To this end, Gauteng Opera kindly requests all patrons attending the Christmas Concert to bring along an unwrapped gift for children from the age of new-born to 18, between the value of R100.00 and R150.00.
Schalk J. van der Merwe started his undergraduate music studies in 2011 at the University of Pretoria. At the age of 23 he conducted his first full opera, Mozart’s Magic Flute, of which six successful performances were given. Other operas conducted over the past year include Carmen, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte and Il barbiere di Siviglia. This will be the first time he conducts for Gauteng Opera and hopefully not the last.
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