The YEI What’s On Guide to events
Updated 30 July 2022
Join the Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town on Saturday 13 August at 19h30 as we perform two majestic and beloved choral works: Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart’s Requiem.
Richard Cock will be conducting these beautifully contrasting works. From the joyful and uplifting Gloria – arguably Vivaldi’s most popular choral work – that rejoices in the significance of God’s incarnation in the figure of his Son, to the terrifyingly vivid images of judgment and mourning in Mozart’s iconic Requiem, these hopeful and triumphant works transport audiences through the soaring highs and dizzying lows of the human condition.
Tickets available through Quicket at R250 each. All seating is unreserved. To avoid disappointment patrons are encouraged to book early, on line.
Parking options : Mandela Rhodes Place has secure, undercover parking accessible in Burg Street. Cost of R35 per entry after 18h00. It is just a short walk to Groote Kerk from the parking garage. (google maps reference: https://goo.gl/maps/SbPFrERF9YWxjZWv8 parking entrance is in Burg Street)
Dear Music Lovers
Unplugged brings you a selection of the latest concert events coming up for August.
Concerts are in full swing across Cape Town this month with a specific focus on youth including the FMR Bursary Awards, Johan Vos Piano Competition, the SA Conductors Competition, concerts with CPYO and a recital tour with Leo Gevisser; plus chamber music, Baroque, orchestra, choral and something special for lovers of brass with the wonderful Minnesota Orchestra Brass Quintet touring South Africa. If you fancy getting away over the long weekend the Klein Karoo Klassique is hosting wonderful concerts, talks and art exhibitions in Oudtshoorn from 5 – 9 August.
For details on all things Jazz – do check out the weekly jazz guide: https://capetownjazz.weebly.com/jazz-gig-guide.html
Don’t forget to also tune into Fine Music Radio 101.3fm (Dstv838 & streaming on fmr.co.za) each morning for more calendar updates and, as always – thank you for reading this newsletter, for supporting musicians and keeping music alive in Cape Town.
Unplugged – Cape Town Concert Series
SARAFINA! The Broadway Hit Musical: SARAFINA is a proudly South African musical, set during the 1976 uprisings in Soweto deals with the “radicalisation of a young school girl who becomes embroiled in the riots and is tortured by the South African Police”. The musical is set in the Morris Isaacson High School against the backdrop of students revolting against racial domination in that Afrikaans was being used as a medium of instruction, and the lines “English in Afrikaans, History in Afrikaans, Zulu in Afrikaans, Mathematics in Afrikaans” illustrates this
Tickets available at Webtickets, Pick’n Pay and The Playhouse Company’s box office 031 369 9450. Book your tickets today.
WE WILL ROCK YOU – SA TOUR – Postponed to 2023
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NDLOVU YOUTH CHOIR IN CONCERT AT MONTECASINO AND ARTSCAPE
First ever headline tour for SA’s singing ambassadors!
From the first note, move or line to curtain call, there’s nothing quite like a live performance to touch and elevate the senses; to soothe, energise and uplift audiences and performers alike. It’s Showtime! Showtime Management is proud to present Ndlovu Youth Choir in Concert in Johannesburg and Cape Town for the first time.
Since its inception in 2009, the Ndlovu Youth Choir has become one of South Africa’s most treasured choral groups also recognised globally for their unique musical arrangements, vocal talents and infectious energy. The Ndlovu Youth Choir is set to perform their first ever SA headline tour with a concert series beginning at Montecasino’s Teatro on Friday, 30 September at 8pm; Saturday, 01 October at 3pm and 8pm and Sunday, 02 October at 2pm and 6pm. Cape Town concerts at the Artscape Theatre Complex take place on Friday, 7 October at 7:30pm; Saturday, 08 October at 3pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, 10 October at 2pm and 6pm. Tickets priced from R150 are on sale online at www.showtime.co.za or through Webtickets at Pick ‘n Pay outlets.
To be back performing for a live audience, especially on home soil is a dream for the 20 choristers who are ready to light up the stage with their vibrant song and dance. Ndlovu Youth Choir in Concert features many of the Choir’s famous hits such as Africa, Shallow/Enxwemeni, Shape of You, Higher Love, Hold On, Ungandibulali and We Will Rise. The repertoire also features their newest songs Man in the Mirror and Grateful, and some original compositions including WeBaba Omncane and Afrika Hey from their first studio album entitled ‘Grateful’ which was released in April 2022 across all streaming platforms.
“We are proud to kick-start Showtime’s re-entry into the live performance space with the Ndlovu Youth Choir in Concert,” says Showtime Management’s Tony Feldman. “These young, multi-talented singers are shining examples of how hope, determination and respect can thrive through unity.” Feldman believes a show such as Ndlovu Youth Choir in Concert is invaluable in getting audiences back into theatres.
From their home base in the Moutse Valley in rural Limpopo to reaching the finals of America’s Got Talent (Season 14) the Ndlovu Youth Choir has played sold-out performances in Europe and appeared on many local and international television and radio shows. They have collaborated with many artists such as Master KG, 25k, Sun-El Musician, Tyler ICU and performed for the likes of Trevor Noah and Bill Gates. During the Coronavirus crisis the Choir joined many of the world’s top A-list performers on a virtual stage when they were featured during the Global Citizens One World: Together at Home virtual concert. Soon they will be in concert in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Get back to theatre and celebrate with the highly talented and proudly South African Ndlovu Youth Choir. Seats are limited so hurry, book today at www.showtime.co.za. All COVID-19 protocols are strictly adhered to. #NdlovuLIVE
JOHANNESBURG: Montecasino’s Teatro.
Friday, 30 September, 20h00; Saturday, 01 October, 15h00, 20h00; Sunday 02 October 14h00, 18h00
CAPE TOWN: Artscape Theatre Centre
Friday, 7 October at 7:30pm; Saturday, 08 October at 15h00 and 19h30; Sunday, 10 October at 14h00 and 18h00
TICKET PRICES including VAT R150, R250, R350.
Monster Jam® Races back to SA!
The world’s most family-friendly, action-packed motorsport returns in 2023!
This. Is. Monster Jam®! The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world returns to South Africa in 2023 for an adrenaline-charged three-city tour starting in Cape Town at the DHL Stadium on Saturday, 22 April followed by FNB Stadium Johannesburg on Saturday, 29 April and ending at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, 06 May for one exciting event only at 6pm in each city. In addition, Monster Jam® also features breath-taking Freestyle Motocross (FMX) exhibitions. This is unbeatable revved up fun for the entire family.
Monster Jam, produced by American-based Feld Entertainment and brought to you by McDonald’s South Africa (SA) together with leading local promoter, Showtime Management, in association with SuperSport, features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Exclusive advance tickets are available for purchase starting tomorrow until 04 July via the McDonald’s SA App. General public tickets go on-sale on Tuesday, 5 July 2022, available at www.showtime.co.za OR www.ticketmaster.co.za
Monster Jam is a huge day out for all the family kicking off with the world-famous Monster Jam Pit Party where fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, take “selfies” with the drivers and trucks and enjoy other family-friendly fun. This unique experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition.
Before the event, the Pit Party allows fans to get amongst the Monster Jam action. Tickets for the Pit Party cost R150 each. Quantities are limited and available only with an event ticket priced at R150, R250, R350, R450 and R600. Discounted event only family packages available. Optional Pit Party tickets at a cost of R150 per ticket may be purchased in addition to family packages. The Pit Party is from 1pm to 3:30pm with final entry at 3:00pm. The Monster Jam drivers depart from the Pit Party at 3:30pm.
“For decades, Monster Jam has been one of the biggest and most successful touring family events in the United States. Monster Jam’s three-city debut SA tour in 2019 broke International records with 3 sold out stadia and culminating in a new international record with 63 000 tickets sold in Johannesburg.” says Tony Feldman of Showtime Management. “We are revved up alongside our returning partners McDonald’s SA and Supersport to bring this unique and exciting family entertainment experience back to South Africa.”
The line-up of eight monster trucks is provisionally set to feature multiple fan favorites such as the legendary Grave Digger®, 12-time Monster Jam World Finals® Champion Max-DTM, mighty Megalodon®, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian and for the first time Earth Shaker®. The all-star drivers competing in SA will be announced at a later date.
“Being known for all things Family, we are proud to be a partner of this world renowned action packed family-friendly event. We believe in the power of sport and entertainment to bring family and friends together and what better way to do this than at Monster Jam® 2023,” says McDonald’s South Africa (SA) Supply Chain, Marketing and Technology Executive, Daniel Padiachy.
Monster Jam drivers are highly trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 4,5000 kg machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 110 km-per-hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world.
“Monster Jam is a global premier experience which entertains and delights millions around the planet, bringing families of all ages together,” said Magnus Danielsson, Vice President of Motorsports for Feld Entertainment Inc., owner of Monster Jam. “We are excited to be bringing Monster Jam back to South Africa. The record numbers from last time around speak for themselves, and now we’re looking forward to exceeding them and putting on the biggest events so far! Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban are all definitely must-experiences, and tickets will for sure be in high demand!”
Standing four metres tall and four metres wide, the custom designed Monster Jam trucks are powered by super-charged engines delivering more than 1,500 horsepower. With tyres 1.7 metres tall, a Monster Jam truck can jump as far as 43 metres in length.
South African fans will witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Engineered to perfection, Monster Jam trucks push all limits in Freestyle, Skills and Racing competitions. Plus, fans can become part of the action by voting for the winner in the Skills and Freestyle competitions via real-time, in-stadium fan voting on their smartphones.
To learn more about Monster Jam®, check in with the SuperSport website (www.supersport.com) for specific broadcast listings closer to the time. A highlights show will feature on the SS Motorsport channel with regular repeats scheduled across the four SuperSport Variety channels.
Monster Jam races back into SA in 2023. Book now only at www.showtime.co.za or www.ticketmaster.co.za Ticketmaster is the only official Monster Jam SA ticketing agent. There are significant risks in buying from other sources and entry to a Monster Jam event is not guaranteed.
For more information on Monster Jam log onto MonsterJam.com, follow Monster Jam on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and TikTok. #MonsterJamSA. Subscribe to the Monster Jam YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/MonsterJam
WHERE, WHEN, TIME
DHL STADIUM, CAPE TOWN: Saturday, 22 April, 6pm
FNB STADIUM, JOHANNESBURG: Saturday, 29 April, 6pm
MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM, DURBAN on Saturday, 06 May, 6pm
SHOW DURATION: Approximately 2 to 2,5 hours including intermission
EVENT TICKET PRICES: R150, R250, R350, R450, R600 including VAT IMPORTANT: Event ticket is NOT a Pit Party Pass.
Limited tickets on sale. Pit Party tickets may not be discounted.
Ticket must be integrated EVENT TICKET + PIT PARTY PASS @ R150 for entry
Time: 1pm to 3:30pm. Final entry at 3:00pm
Ticket prices with Pit Party: R300, R400, R500, R600, R750
EVENT FAMILY PACKAGES:
Pit Party tickets @ R150 per ticket may be integrated with family packages.
Ticket Saving Discounted Family x4 Family x5 Family x6
Price Price Saving R120 Saving R150 Saving R180
R 600 R 30 R 570 R 2 280 R 2 850 R 3 420
R 450 R 30 R 420 R 1 680 R 2 100 R 2 520
R 350 R 30 R 320 R 1 280 R 1 600 R 1 920
GROUP BOOKINGS 10% Discount on groups of 20 and more valid only for the top three ticket prices based on full-priced tickets. Pit Party tickets are available for purchase @R150 per ticket. Prices are subject to change without notice. Offer subject to availability. Contact Jill Somers during office hours, 9am to 5pm, on 079 218 1658, firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: No children under 3 years. Strictly no unaccompanied minors. Fans are encouraged to wear earplugs or earmuffs to let your family enjoy the fun while reducing the exposure to high levels of noise. Camera’s not permitted.
TRUCK LINEUP: Grave Digger®, Max-Dä, Megalodon®, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian and Earth Shaker® **Truck line-up subject to change
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