The 16th annual Suidoosterfees kicks of on Thursday, April 25, at the Artscape Theatre Centre and will end at the Cape Town City Hall on May 1.
Some highlights which will take place in the Artscape Opera House include Nataniël with his brand new production ‘Anthem’, ‘Brimstone Pops’ with the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, ‘MI(SA)’ with Amanda Strydom and the Cape Town Opera Choir, ‘Die Klanke van Lagunya’ with Camillo Lombard and Fancy Galada, ‘Beats or Bollywood dance’, as well as the ‘Soweto String Quartet, Anton Goosen en vriende’ with Sonja Heroldt, Lynnelle Kenned and Early B.
Drama productions such as Marthinus Basson’s ‘Die Gangsters’, and Reza de Wet’s prescribed work for matriculants, ‘Mis’, takes place in the kykNET theatre. There are also unique music productions such as ‘Ella Fitzgerald: A Century in Song’ featuring Anna Davel and Sima Mashazi, ‘My Miriam Makeba Story’ and ‘Ernestean Deane’ as well as classic favourites such as ‘The Merry Widow’ and ‘La Serva Padrona’.
What makes the Suidoosterfees unique is that it bring people from distant areas to the city as part of the Suidoosterfees Talent Search, which takes place on the Artscape piazza on Saturday, April 27, and the ATKV/RAPPORT-Harmonie Choir competition, taking place on Wedensday, May 1, in the Cape Town City Hall.
The 2019 festival closes on May 1 with the ‘Afsluitingskonsert and ATKV Choir Gala’ with six Choirs, the West Coast Youth Orchestra, the winners of the ATKV-muziq and ATKV-muziqanto, Cameron Williams (saxophone) and Bongani Kubheka (baritone), Meagan-Jeffrey Prins (pianist), Janel Speelman (soprano), Chester Meyer (organ) and Niël Rademan as master of ceremonies.
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