Cape Town Music Guide -4Aug

ViniChoral: A Pairing of Wine and Choral Song

VOX Cape Town and Groot Constantia present ViniChoral, a unique event that pairs wine with choral music. The city’s newest singing group collaborates with the oldest wine-producing estate in South Africa to pair renowned wines with choral music from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. The event seeks to explore which choral style best accompanies Groot Constantia’s famous wines, introducing a multi-sensory experience for guests.

3 August, 7.30PM


The Tasting Cellar, Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia, Cape Town

082 772 2936

I’m in love with a Guitarist

Jonathan Rubain presents the third version of his production I’m in love with a Guitarist. This event brings together some of South Africa’s leading guitarists, such as Errol Dyers, Allou April, Cameron Ward, Julius Schultz and this year’s headliner Ernie Smith, on one stage. The artist line-up is made of guitarists who all play a different genre and style of music.

1 to 5 August, 8.15PM


Baxter Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

021 685 7880

Ramon Alexander Quartet

Pianist Ramon Alexander brings his quartet to the Foyer Sessions at the Masque Theatre. With the launch of his 2011 debut solo album, Picnic at Kontiki, Alexander became a mainstay of Cape Jazz. He has performed and recorded with numerous artists in a variety of genres. Notable collaborations include Robbie Jansen, Alvin Dyers, Schalk Joubert Band, Basil Moses, Allou April and Darryl Andrews.

6 August, 6.30PM


The Masque Theatre, 37 Main Rd, Muizenberg

021 788 6999

Neo Muyanga & Nancy Mounir – Once When Cape Strung Cairo

Youngblood presents a once-off performance by Neo Muyanga and Nancy Mounir, entited Once When Cape Strung Cairo. This event sees the two musicians showcase their meanderings on a plethora of instruments made out of gut, wire, steel, wood and electronic circuitry. Muyanga is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who searches avidly for musical miscellany where least expected, in the faith it may lead to treasures yet undreamed.

5 August, 8PM


Youngblood Arts and Culture Development, BeautifuLL Life, 70-74 Bree St, CBD, Cape Town

021 424 0074

South African Choral Concert

The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town collaborates with The Phenomenal Opera Voices to present a South African Choral Concert at Groote Kerk. With a South African theme in mind The Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town, conducted by Richard Haigh, performs works by two internationally renowned South African composers: the San Gloria by Péter Louis van Dijk and Prayers and Dances of Praise from Africa by Peter Klatzow.

6 August, 3PM


Groote Kerk, 43 Adderley St, CBD, Cape Town

021 689 3260 | 082 868 6160

Juliana Venter & Rolf-Erik at Blah Blah Bar

The Blah Blah Bar presents a collaborative performance by South African-born composer and vocalist Juliana Venter and world renowned Norwegian saxophonist, composer and improvisational virtuoso, Rolk-Erik Nystrom. This year, they perform a show called Human. This concert is a personal homage to individuals who challenge the way people perceive the world and inspire’s others to believe that the impossible is possible.

5 August, 7.30PM


Blah Blah Bar, 84 Kloof St (upstairs), Oranjezicht, Cape Town

Tel: 082 349 8849

Live Music Line-up at Nomad

Nomad presents a platform for local talents and bands to showcase their music in a line-up every Wednesday of the week.

8PM to 11PM


NOMAD Bistro & Bar, 33 Waterkant St, CBD, Cape Town
021 418 3020