The Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will again present a fund-raising concert for the Donkey Sanctuary in McGregor. The concert will take place on Sunday, September 15, at 15:30 in the DRC Oos-Kerk in Robertson. Liam Burden, a finalist in the recent Len van Zyl Conductors’ Competition, will conduct the young musicians.
The programme includes light classics like Candide overture, the William Tell overture, ‘Waltz of the Flowers’ from Tchaikovsky’s ‘Nutcracker’ ballet and a polka and march by Johann Strauss, as well as hits like ‘Frozen’ and music from ‘The Lion King’.
Soloists include concertmaster Jordan Brooks, organist Shannon Thebus and trombonist James George.
The Eseltjierus/Donkey Sanctuary was established in November 2007 to provide shelter and care for elderly donkeys who have been abused, neglected or are simply destitute. From the initial two donkeys taken in by Johan and Annemarie van Zijl who run the sanctuary, many have been given shelter. If you would like to adopt a donkey, send an email to email@example.com; call 023 625 1593; or visit www.donkeysanctuary.co.za.
* Tickets are R60 for adults and R30 for children and can be booked via email at firstname.lastname@example.org; by calling 023 625 1593; or from tourism offices in Montagu, Robertson and McGregor.