Singers Samatha Peo, Mortimer Williams and Tim Moloi are set to join the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra and Mzansi Youth Choir on August 8 at De La Salle School.
After her stellar performance in ‘Cabaret’ last year, Peo needs no introduction. In her more than 20-year career in musical theatre she has starred in many of the big musicals, from ‘Chicago’ to ‘Aspects of Love’, ‘Popcorn’ to ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’, with a shelf full of awards to show for it.
Williams is probably best known for TV’s ‘Erfsondes’, ‘Rasdien’, ‘Safe as Hauser’s’ and other shows, but his musical theatre CV includes roles in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Grease’, ‘African Footprint’, ‘Evita’, ‘The Young Ones’, ‘That’ll Be the Day’ and ‘Honk’.
Singer Tim Moloi is a familiar face from many top performances, including the opening ceremony of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
The Mzansi Youth Choir, directed by Ralf Schmitt, recently returned from a 10-day tour of Denmark and performed at this year’s SAMA Awards. The choir consists of 45 youngsters aged between 14 and 24 from Soweto and other areas in and around Johannesburg. They have performed with Andrea Bocelli and shared the stage with Shakira during the 2010 World Cup.
The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra, made up of 60 youngsters aged between 12 and 25, is the flagship of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company. The orchestra, under the baton of Eddie Clayton, performed at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown last month and will be appearing at the SA Tattoo in September for the second year.
De La Salle High School is situated on Road No. 3, Victory Park. Tickets are R150 per person or R125 per person for a full table booking (10 people). There will be a cash bar and tea, coffee and hot chocolate available for sale.
* Book through the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company on 011 484 1257, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picnic suppers (with your own crockery and cutlery) are welcome.