Sprightly Tutu to narrate SA piece at music festival
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
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