This year’s Nederburg Picnic Pops sunset concert promises to be yet another idyllic outing for the whole family. Taking place at Nederburg on Saturday, November 26, young and old can once look forward to experiencing spirited performances of popular music favourites while enjoying a sunset picnic on the lawns of the historic wine farm in Paarl.
The list of performers reads like a who’s who of top young talent. Afrikaans singer, Refentse Morake, whose meteoric rise to fame made him a household name overnight, will appear as guest artist. Accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Refentse will be joined on stage by, amongst others, the Kenmere Primary School Choir, classical soprano Palesa Malieloa, jazz singer Austin-Lee Jacobs, young classical pianist Qden Blaauw and singer Dirja Lekas, as well as The Grey violin duo, featuring Donné de Kock and Ellani de Jager. The orchestra and soloists will be conducted by Stefan Lombard while RSG-presenter, Sue Pyler, appears as MC.
The annual Nederburg Picnic Pops is fast becoming synonymous with bringing the audience some of the best up-and-coming talents in our country. And with the young artists appearing, this year’s concert is no exception. It mainly features winners of important national and local music competitions which focus on different music performance genres.
Palesa Malieloa is the winner of the prestigious 2016 ATKV-Muziqanto competition for classical singers and Austin-Lee Jacobs won the 2016 Open Mic Jazz singing competition at GrandWest. The gifted, Qden Blaauw, was announced joint winner of the 2016 SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy Music Competition for young classical instrumentalists and Dirja Lekas won the Divas Unite Young Divas Singing Competition 2016. Award-winning Kenmere Primary School Choir, conducted by Lizl Gaffley, was crowned senior choir winner of the 2015 ‘Kyknet Sing in Harmonie’ television series.
The event starts at 6pm and gates will be opening at 4pm for concertgoers to find their ideal picnic spots.
Tickets at R100 per person are available at www.webtickets.co.za and children ages 12 and under enjoy free entrance. Tickets will be on sale at the gates on the day of the concert, but it is recommended to book in advance.
Friends and families are welcome to bring their own picnics, but picnic hampers at R195 per person are also available on pre-paid order. To order, call Jeannine at The Red Table Restaurant on 021 877 5155. The public is advised that no alcoholic beverages may be brought onto the premises. Selected Nederburg wines and soft drinks will be on sale at the venue.
For more information, visit www.nederburg.com; or call 021 877 5123 during office hours.