The KZN Youth Orchestra in Concert
St Thomas Church: Sun 29 Nov at 11am
The KZN Youth Orchestra has formed a chamber ensemble of 14 of their core players who will present a delightful concert of Baroque, Classical, Rock and Contemporary music entitled Spring Serenade, on Sunday 29 November at St Thomas Church, Musgrave starting at 11am.
Included in the eclectic programme will be Bach’s Birthday Cantata, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance no 5, music from Mamma Mia and some pieces made famous by the South African Soweto String Quartet.
The KZN Youth Orchestra is an ensemble of young musicians between the ages of 12 and 23 from around KZN province who participate in a classical orchestral environment and so demonstrate their aspirations for musical excellence.
The young musicians are all learners who take music as an additional subject at school or who take private external tuition. They come from varied backgrounds and music traditions. The orchestra’s criteria are that they audition every year, have a minimum Grade 3 classical music certification for potential inclusion in the Shadow Orchestra; a minimum of Grade 5 is required for the Main Orchestra. Scholars must be between the ages of 12 and 22 years old and can commit to all practices, rehearsals and concerts for their year of enrolment.
Their tutors are trained musicians in their own rights, who nurture the orchestra with passion and pride to bring out the best in each member. This enables the young people to contribute to the orchestral unity and perform their concerts with flair and accomplishment.
You can find out more about them at or on their facebook page.
This concert forms part of the popular chamber series that has been happening on Sunday mornings at the ever supportive St Thomas Church on Musgrave Road. The concert, entitled Spring Serenade can be booked by contacting / WhatsApp’ing Cathy Peacock on 0823498362. Tickets are R100 with concessions of R80 for pensioners and students and must be pre booked before the day.
The Denis Hurley Street Lit vendors will be selling second hand books before the concert
Covid protocols will be observed.

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