The fourth Michaelhouse Festival of Music is about to infuse the Midlands with an eclectic feast of multi-genre music - including an astonishing line up of classical music in different forms, taking place at Michaelhouse School from 11 - 13 May 2018.
Kicking off the festival, the effervescent feel-good KZN Wind Orchestra will open the festivities in the Chapel. Next on the programme will be the celebration of 30 years of the Music School, taking place appropriately in the Music School where students will entertain audiences while you can enjoy a meal.
Festival Co-Ordinator, William Silk stated, "I have been lucky enough to witness some sterling talent come through our Music School. Most recently our accomplished school-based band Pillar Box Red was one of the main acts at last year's festival. We will be celebrating our milestone in true musical fashion, putting on a magnificent concert which displays our musical prowess."
The chapel is the place to be for all things classical. Opening the programme on Saturday will be resident organist Abri Venter performing a carefully-chosen programme of classics and more contemporary pieces. Venter will be joined by guest musicians during the concert.
A concert for young and old, a smorgasbord of voices combine for the Choral Elite Concert. Joining forces, the KZN Midlands Youth Choir, the Christ Church Prep Senior Choir, Clifton Notties Prep Choir, the PMB Children's Choir, and the Vox Amicis perform a selection of beautiful choral music.
The Trio Appassionato is renowned Durban pianist, Andrew Warburton together with husband and wife duo, violinist Violeta Osorhean and French horn player Sorin Osorhean. They will play a collection of great pieces from the chamber music repertoire for violin, French horn and piano.
Finally, the Grand Finale takes place in the Schlesinger Theatre. The Magic of the Music in the Midlands concludes the weekend's musical line-up.