De Waal Park, at the foot of Table Mountain, is the place to be every second Sunday in summer, when Cape Town’s esteemed musicians take to the park’s historical Edwardian bandstand.
The Summer Concerts in the Park are a free concert series organised by Friends of De Waal Park and sponsored by ReMax Living. The series aims to bring a dynamic range of fine music, which caters to all tastes, and introduce De Waal Park to new visitors.
The first four concerts featured Hot Water, Sterling EQ, Karen Zoid and The Philharmonic Brass Quintet and established the series as an institution on the Cape Town entertainment and social calendar.
Filling the park with song on 5 February are The Gugulethu Tenors, an Afro-operatic pop sensation. What started more than 10 years ago as four high school students’ respective dreams of being on the classical concert stage, has culminated into this heart-warming and jaw-dropping musical act which has graced the stages of South Africa’s top events and festivals, shared bills with local and international headliners, and received extensive national and international media coverage. It will be a vocal feast that offers something for everyone – from opera favourites like Nessun Dorma and contemporary classics like You Raise Me Up, to South African favourites such as Meadowlands, Pata Pata and even Liefling, as well as their own moving compositions like O Afrika! and Nyamezela.
Entrance is free. Visitors should bring their own picnics (no food or drinks will be for sale), sunscreen, chairs, sun umbrellas and rugs.
For more information contact Friends of De Waal Park:
Charles 082 451 9339 or email@example.com
Alex 082 491 0705
The rest of the Summer Concerts in the Park series, will feature artists as esteemed as:
The Rudimentals 19 February 2012
Celebrated African-Ska band The Rudimentals is a socially diverse, fun-filled act that strives to interact with people of all ages and tastes. This multi-layered musical offering is made up of eight highly accomplished, talented and entertaining musicians, representing a blend of youth and experience.
Ike Moriz 4 March 2012
International Jazz and Pop star, singer, producer and actor Ike Moriz (pictured above) has received wide acclaim for his 11 albums ranging from original melodic indie Rock/Pop to Latin/Easy Listening and Jazzy Swing. His songs have been played in 17 countries worldwide, reaching No.1 in the UK, Holland, South Africa and Germany.
Saudiq Khan 18 March 2012
Saudiq Khan is South Africa’s flamenco guitar wizard whose passion and technique was nurtured in Seville Spain, the heart of flamenco music. Passion and technique combine in a show full of cutting edge rhythms, which promises to captivate the audience with passionate Flamenco and Latin, plus a dash of jazz, and original work.
Nomfusi 1 April 2012
With her powerful voice, adorable charisma and dynamic stage presence, SAMA and Metro FM Award nominee Nomfusi is carving out a solid reputation for herself around the globe. With nine international tours under the belt, this jet-setting songbird has performed with her band from the townships, The Lucky Charms, at prestigious festivals around the world.