uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2017
Charity Evening
Granada Square, Wednesday 20 December 2017 from 6pm
Always a crowd favourite, the annual al-fresco uMhlanga Carols under the Stars, takes place at the Granada Square in uMhlanga Rocks on Wednesday 20 December from 6pm in the courtyard of the favourite shopping and dining destinations on the uMhlanga Strip.
The concert is co-ordinated by Shelley McLean featuring a myriad special guests.
The evening has a strong charity focus – and carollers are invited to bring a toy that will be gifted to an under privileged-child co-ordinated by uMhlanga Rotary.
Among the line up will be Survivors – a five piece dance crew who were recent winners of SABCs Break Da Beat Champions who give new meaning to joie de vivre and youthful energy. DanSing Performing Arts Academy features the vocal and dancing talents of KZN’s upcoming young talents. (Some of the faces will be familiar to those who watched Sound of Music at the Playhouse last Christmas). A special highlight of the programme will be the vocal talents of Fazlyn Naidoo the charming 12 year old singing sensation and semi finalist in SA’s Got Talent 2017, and Pierre Frenzel – a young, gorgeous and talented violinist.
Chairman of the uMhlanga Tourism Committee, Peter Rose said, “Being a part of a Carols concert always is an uplifting way to start the festive season. Hearing and singing the good old songs certainly makes you reminisce about all the fabulous Christmases of years gone by, and of course, anticipate the one ahead!”
Rose urged, “We ask that everyone attending the carols, please bring a gift that will be donated to children less fortunate at Christmas time. This year, although many of the season events are formally free of charge, we encourage visitors and participants to please bring along a gift suitable to give to an underprivileged child for Christmas. Collection points are the Millennium Stage during the festival and at the Carols Under the Stars event. Our hard-working team at the uMhlanga Rotary have identified homes where the gifts will go to, hopefully adding some joy to their young lives,”
Getting the festive cheer rolling, the audience is invited to sing along to the ol’ favourites like Away in a Manger; Joy to the World; Silent Night; Once in Royal David’s City and Hark the Herald Angels Sing.
Father Christmas will be arriving in style riding on the back of a shiny Harley Davidson.
The event is free to attend and starts at 6pm with a session of Christmas crafting which is open to all young craft Christmas elves who love to get involved in making crackers and other Christmas goodies.
Crafting will be from 6pm until 6.30pm, with the concert being from 6.30 until 7.30pm
Begin the festive spirit at this year’s uMhlanga Carols under the Stars on Wednesday 20 December at Granada Square.
The uMhlanga Summer Festival would not be possible without its generous sponsors and partners: first and foremost uMhlanga Tourism, supported by eThekwini Municipality and Durban Tourism; Granada Square and Goldfish Communications with logistic supported courtesy of uMhlanga UIP.
For more info please visit the uMhlanga Tourism Facebook page, or call the office on 031 561 4257.