Sprightly Tutu to nar­rate SA piece at mu­sic fes­ti­val

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - WEEK­END AR­GUS RE­PORTER

ARCH­BISHOP Emer­i­tus Des­mond Tutu may be re­tired and re­cov­er­ing from his lat­est bout of ill­ness, but con­cert at­ten­dees at the Stel­len­bosch In­ter­na­tional Cham­ber Mu­sic Fes­ti­val are in for a rare treat.

Tutu will nar­rate a per­for­mance at the fes­ti­val next Satur­day, com­ing hot on the heels of a short stint he had on stage at last month’s Jive Cape Town Fes­ti­val.

The 81-year-old cler­gy­man was hos­pi­talised in April for a per­sis­tent in­fec­tion.

He is also con­sid­ered re­tired from pub­lic ap­pear­ances, but reg­u­larly pre­sides over morn­ing prayers at St Ge­orge’s Cathe­dral on Fri­days.

In April, it was an­nounced that he had re­ceived the Tem­ple­ton Prize worth more than R17 mil­lion.

Next Satur­day, Tutu will ap­pear on stage at Stel­len­bosch Univer­sity’s Kon­ser­va­to­rium to nar­rate the piece, The Self­ish Gi­ant, by South African com­poser Peter Louis van Dijk.

The fes­ti­val be­gan yes­ter­day, runs un­til next Sun­day and is de­scribed as the big­gest fes­ti­val of its kind in Africa.

Tick­ets for this con­cert are sold out. How­ever, foyer tick­ets for live stream­ing are avail­able from www.webtick­ets.co.za

PIC­TURE: DUN­CAN GUY

BACK IN STYLE: School­teacher Les­ley-Ann Ewan is ready to hit the July with mem­o­ries of 1962.

RARE TREAT: Arch­bishop Emer­i­tus Des­mond Tutu

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