Nationwide tour to toast a South African music treasure. Reflect, Celebrate Live.
In celebrating Sibongile Khumalo's 20 years of enriching her country, continent and the international music industry, the South African music icon will embark on a cross-country musical journey titled Reflect. Celebrate. Live: The University Tour. The three 90-minute concerts will take place on the following dates: on 6 July at 7pm at the Guy Butler Theatre at the Monument, Grahamstown, as part of the National Arts Festival; on 14 July at 8pm at the Baxter Concert Hall, College of Music, University of Cape Town; and on 28 July at 7pm at the Wits Great Hall, Wits University.
The Johannesburg leg of the celebration will double up as a fundraiser for the Wits Student Representative Council's Humanitarian Fund.
The Momentum-sponsored Reflect. Celebrate. Live: The University Tour sees the multi award-winning performer and African music ambassador utilising the concerts to mentor 12 up-and-coming choristers who were chosen after a vigorous selection process. The talented choristers will not only benefit from the experience of performing live with the world-class mezzo-soprano: she will also impart her skills and knowledge to empower them beyond the concert.
The choristers will be called upon when Khumalo delivers a number of breathtaking new tracks with the ensemble. The songstress will also be surrounded by the talents of James Ngcobo, who will fill the role of creative director for the performances, while Kutlwano Masote conducts the choir and Mdu Mtshali leads the jazz trio and acts as the repetiteur. The Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Music in 2010, Samson Diamond, will lead the string quartet as they support the angelic voice of Khumalo, whose costumes will be designed by the acclaimed designer Thando Lebese.
With a stellar career that spans two decades, the illustrious Khumalo will invoke nostalgia when she takes to the campus and festival stages to re-imagine her existing repertoire, including crowd favourites such as Painful Joy, Untold Story and Little Girl.
Reflect. Celebrate. Live: The University Tour demonstrates Khumalo's ongoing dedication to giving back to the nation and the people that have moulded her into an international role model. Even beyond the university tour, the music stalwart will continue to educate whoever comes into contact with her potentially life-changing music. Reflect. Celebrate. Live: The University Tour is the most highly anticipated Sibongile Khumalo tour to date and promises to deliver in the most spectacular way as the gifted singer takes audiences on a journey that explains who she was, who she is and what the future holds for her. Booking for the Cape Town and Grahamstown performances is open at Computicket. Book for the Wits concert at Strictly Ticket.
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Date: 06 July 2012 Location: Guy Butler Theatre, Grahamstown Cost: R120 More info: 1820 Settlers Monument, Lucas Avenue, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
Date: 14 July 2012 Location: Baxter Concert Hall, Cape Town Cost: R80-R165 More info: Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Date: 28 July 2012 Location: Wits Great Hall, Braamfonetin Cost: R80 More info: Wits University, Central Block, East Campus, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
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