THE GENTLEMEN’S ENSEMBLE
Over the past couple of years we have had the privilege of being able to work with the Gentlemen’s’ Ensemble from Gugulethu. The Ensemble was formed by acclaimed choir conductor and arranger Monde Mdingi and internationally recognised opera singer Phelo Nodlayiya.
The Gentlemen’s Ensemble comprises 10 professionally trained singers and its repertoire includes opera, musical theatre, African folklore and gospel music with a twist. The choir made its debut at a Rotary Carols by Candlelight concert in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in December 2016, which brought them to the attention of a large audience.
We have a semi-formal arrangement with the Ensemble and have employed them to assist us in various concerts. They have appeared with us at our annual Festive Concert, at the Silo District open air concert arranged by the V&A Waterfront, at the Mahler Symphony No 2 concert to celebrate the re-opening of the Cape Town City Hall, at the Century City Christmas Concert and various others.
We look forward to many more successful collaborations with this talented group of singers.