Cape Philharmonic Orchestra: Carmina Burana
The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town and the New Apostolic Church Children's Choir join the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra for a performance of the full Carmina Burana oratorio by Carl Orff conducted by Christopher Dowdeswell.
* Please note the charge for this concert is R45 for adults (Botanical Society members R30), R30 for students and R15 for children.
Fresh from recording his 5th album, this multi-talented singer, songwriter, composer, producer and saxophonist will be performing his beautiful covers of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, The Carpenters and Bob Marley, as well as some gentle folk and funky soul originals.
Karen Zoid honed her song writing and guitar playing skills as a busker on the street corners of Melville, Johannesburg. Since then she has gone on to win numerous awards for her first two albums, headline at most of the country's major festivals and be voted one of the 'Top 6 Rising Stars of South Africa' by the Sunday Times.
Past winner of the South African Music Award for Best Newcomer and Best R&B Album, Loyiso needs little introduction. His music is described as "R&B at its finest, with a slight Latino feel, and a distinctive soulful South African flava".
With their unique brew of indigenous African folk, jazz, soul, kwela and dance hall music, freshlyground are one of the most popular bands on the Appletiser Summer Sunset Concert programme. After a busy year recording their second album and performing at the opening of Parliament, the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Villa Celimontana Festival in Rome, they return to Kirstenbosch to perform "some of the freshest and funkiest pop since the heyday of Bright Blue and Mango Groove".
Within 10 days of forming over drinks at a friend's house party, this acoustic rock outfit went on to win the Annual Barleycorn Music Club Songwriting Competition with their song Rain. They were selected as one of Levi's® Original Music Artists for 2004 and have just launched their debut album Of Secrets and Wine.
Barry van Zyl & Nibs van der Spuy
Barry van Zyl, the well-known drummer/percussionist for Johnny Clegg teams up with guitarist and composer, Nibs van der Spuy of Landscape Prayers fame to perform original pieces from their collaborative album, Hadeda. Barry and Nibs will be joined by some of the special guests who appear on the CD; Stellenbosch bassist and composer Schalk Joubert, actress Jana Cilliers and vocalist Neo Muyanga of BLK Sonshine.
This dynamic collective of nineteen of the most talented, young jazz performers in South Africa (average age 24) presents an exciting show of big band standards from the last 80 years. With a repertoire ranging from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra to today's Robbie Williams, they also enjoy providing a performance platform for original South African composers of Big Band Jazz.
To be announced
Special concert to accommodate any performance cancelled due to rain, or a repeat of the most popular concert of the season.
Soweto String Quartet
(Not part of Appletiser Summer Sunset Concert series)