28May2017

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Opera in a Convent Garden

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Opera in a Convent Garden celebrates its 10th anniversary in the beautiful hydrangea filled gardens of Springfield Convent on Sunday, 3rd of February at 5:30pm

Renowned South African musicians, Peter and Suzanne Martens, together with members of the Stellenbosch University Camerata, will form the musical framework surrounding the  voices of four of Cape Town’s finest young singers - Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, Louise Howlett, Thembinkosi Mgetyengana and Owen Metsileng under the musical direction of Albert Combrink.

Well known TV personality, Michael Mol, will weave together a tapestry of memorable arias and songs from Opera and Broadway.

Springfield Convent School, the Past Pupils’ Union and the Rotary Club of Kromboom invite you to come early to relax on your picnic blankets and chairs (gates open at 15.30) and be entertained by the Springfield Marimba Band, a piper and magicians.

There will be a Childrens’ Corner to keep little minds occupied and entertained.  

The Opera Café will offer delicious fare, including wine, while pre-ordered picnics (R120) are available on 082 781 1708, which can be picked up at the Opera Café.  Closing date for these are 28th of January.

Secure parking is available and Springfield girls will lend a hand to carry picnic paraphernalia to the lawns.

All profit from this popular Cape Town cultural and family event goes to three projects – Habitat for Humanity (an annual Grade 8 ‘build’), PPU School Bursaries and the Kromboom project “Where Rainbows Meet”.

Tickets are R100 for adults, R20 for scholars with under 10’s being free and are obtainable from 021 797 9637 extension 200 (school hours) or 079 653 3497 or better still at [email protected]