uMhlanga Carols Under The Stars

uMhlanga Summer Festival, 2019
Granada Square, Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga, Thursday 19 December 2019 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 Thursday 19 December from 6pm in the courtyard of one of the favourite shopping and dining destination on the uMhlanga Strip.
The evening has a strong charity focus and carollers are invited to bring toys that will be gifted to under- privileged children co-ordinated by uMhlanga Rotary. The theme of 2019: Colours of Africa: Embracing all that is Beautiful with all aspects of the season aimed at showing the diverse culture and variety of influences that have created the Africa we love.
The concert is co-ordinated by Shelley McLean featuring a host of special guests. The wonderful, versatile vocalist Marion Loudon will be one of the vocalists and the MC for the evening.
Soloists for the evening include mentor, performer and teacher, homegrown, University of KwaZulu Natal honours graduate in music, Tory Du Plessis who is a regular on the Durban music and theatre scene for many years. Slindo Zondo has recently wowed the crowds on ‘The Voice’; saxophonist Kristy Van der Linde is a teacher by day and a saxophonist by night and Mikey Mthaba, the humanoid sound maker AKA “The Human Voice Machine”. The beat-boxing boxer and personal trainer will take to the stage and display the arts of how to make wild musical sounds…. with no instruments.
The Chairman of the uMhlanga Tourism Committee, Peter Rose said, “Being a part of a Carols Concert is always an uplifting way to start the festive season.” Rose continued “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.
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