Jeannette Ziady will be the principal dancer in The Magical World of Cabaret.
GEORGE NEWS - Fancourt's Summer Classical Concert series starts on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 November with an intoxicating musical journey into The Magical World of Cabaret.
It features vocal performances by Soprano Petronel Baard and Tenor Voldi George. They are supported by the George High School dancers, with Jeannette Ziady as the principal dancer. Setting the scene will be stage décor depicting a typical French café, and a repertoire of songs by the late French songbird Édith Piaf and Jacques Brel, as well as popular songs from the musical Moulin Rouge.
Concert-goers can enjoy a vibrant art exhibition by Lynn de Jonge, from The Rabbit Room Gallery, as a preamble to the shows, showcasing works selected to complement the theme of each concert.
Concerts take place in the Ballroom at the Fancourt Conference Centre on Thursdays between 19:00 and 20:00, and to accommodate children, matinees will be presented on Wednesdays from 15:30-16:30. Tickets are R100 per person and R20 for scholars. Bookings are now open. Call Fancourt on 044 804 0000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.fancourt.com.
Extending Fancourt's social responsibility programme, this year CEO Georgie Davidson is inviting 60 children from each high school in George to attend one of the matinee shows respectively. The schools include Thembalethu High School, Pacaltsdorp High School, Imizamo Yethu High School, Outeniqua High School, George High School, PW Botha College, York High School and Glenwood House.
The outreach programme sets out to create awareness of classical music, dance and visual art among underprivileged children in the local communities. A short introduction about Western Music styles and the art exhibition will be presented by Dr Ronell van Aswegen before each matinee concert, to give pupils a better understanding of the content of the concerts. An acclaimed musicologist, pianist and soprano, Fancourt resident Dr Ronell van Aswegen is the artistic director of the Fancourt Classical Concert series.
The next of the monthly concerts, The Magical World of Dance takes place on 4 and 5 December and continuing into 2015, on 4 and 5 February a combo of the Garden Route's homegrown talent presents The Magical World of Musicals. The series concludes with The Magical World of Nature and Music on 4 and 5 March. For more on these shows go to www.fancourt.com.
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