Christmas by Candlelight with Carpe Musicam!
Carpe Musicam! presents Christmas by Candlelight, a programme featuring enjoyable Christmas music performed by over 70 enthusiastic and skilful musicians and singers.
The evening starts at 19:30 on Saturday 15 December at the Outeniqua Transport Museum in George.
It promises to be a delightful evening of song, laughter and entertainment. Tickets are R100 and learners attend free of charge. The Eden Lions kiosk and cash bar will be open.
A selection of stalls will sell handcrafts by Carpe Musicam! members offering reasonably priced and unique items that could make wonderful Christmas presents.
Guests are asked to bring their own comfortable folding chairs.
Delicious boerewors rolls will be on sale and platters for two can be ordered in advance from Barbara of Eden Lions on 072 699 4180. Make use of the Christmas ticket special of three tickets for the price of two (R200) if pre-booked on or before 10 December.
George's very own homegrown operatic tenor, Voldi George, will be performing with Carpe Musicam!.
The audience can look forward to hearing his rendition of George Bizet's Agnus Dei from the second l'Arlésienne Suite, as well as a very special version of Adolphe Adam's O, Holy Night for tenor, choir and orchestra. There are loads more wonderful items on the programme. The audience will have many opportunities to sing along, with Voldi leading the audience participation during O come all ye faithful and Hark, the herald angels sing.
The youngest members of the orchestra and choir will band together for the first two verses of Away in a manger for a lump in the throat moment.
The Carol of the bells and O come, o come, Immanuel have been given a Carpe Musicam! work-over into a single evocative and rousing piece, somewhat reminiscent of Regina mundi from Carl Orff ’s Carmina Burana.
For more information, send an e-mail to cmusi[email protected] or phone 082 229 6779.