We are thrilled with the huge response to this year’s Festive Concert at Groot Constantia. A big thank you to each and every one of you for your support and to our generous partners, CBM SA and the Peninsula School Feeding Association. Thanks to your overwhelming support, our Groot Constantia Festive Concert is at capacity and Quicket bookings are now regretfully closed.
We encourage all ticketholders to arrive early to avoid traffic and parking delays. Gates open at 5pm on Tuesday 10th December, so please come early, bring a picnic, buy a bottle of gorgeous Groot Constantia wine, listen to the marimba band and chill out in the beautiful vineyard setting. And don’t forget to bring a torch to help find your way back to your car after the concert. To those who were unable to secure tickets for our festive concert event, there is still time to book for our one night only Handel’s Messiah concert at the Lutheran Church on Sat 21 Dec.
The Symphony Choir of Cape Town hereby extends a sincere thank you to the following for the support of this Festive Season Concert:
HANDEL’S MESSIAH @ LUTHERAN CHURCH, STRAND STREET – 21ST DECEMBER 2019 @ 7:30pm
The Symphony Choir will perform Handel’s uplifting English-language oratorio in one of the oldest church buildings in South Africa, The Lutheran Church in Strand Street. It is probably the choral work that is performed most often worldwide. Some do so at Easter. We prefer to do it in December close to Christmas, and some members of our choir even sang it at Carnegie Hall in New York a year ago.
It is said that when he wrote the “Hallelujah” chorus, Handel “saw all heaven before him”. Handel’s music explores the human response to the divine and nowhere is this more apparent than in the “Hallelujah” and “Amen” choruses of his Messiah, first performed in 1741.
In 1774, Martin Melck, himself a Lutheran, built and donated the church to the early Lutheran congregation of Cape Town. It would undergo various alterations and additions, which include the front elevation and exquisite carvings on the organ facade and pulpit by the Cape’s leading sculptor at the time, Anton Anreith.
Secure parking is available at a cost of R10 per hour from 6pm onwards at the Sun Square Hotel. Entrance to this parking is via Castle st with parking available on 3 levels. Use paypoint on P1 to pay for parking before leaving.
Tickets are R200 and are available from Quicket and at the door. Seating is unreserved and will be available on a first come first served basis. If you would like a well-positioned seat, we encourage you to arrive in good time.