PJ has shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, Hugh Masekela, Divine Divas, Lord Richard Attenborough, Richard E. Grant, Sibongile Khumalo, Janet Suzman and other prestigious names. For eight years she was the lead singer in “Hotline” South Africa’s biggest selling band at the time. She collaborated with Vicky Sampson, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and M’du Masilela for the music video flighted at the United Nations Assembly in Washington, D.C. and in Greece. 18 gold discs, 7 platinum discs, Top 10 People brands in SA & Most outstanding South African Award!
Cat Simoni & Paul Spence Luv ABBA
Cat Simoni & Paul Spence brings the music of The Fab Swedish Four to Prince Albert! It’s incredible!
Their first reunion since 2003 Stockholm, at the Mamma Mia movie premiere! All the timeless pop hits from Waterloo to SOS and Fernando! WE LUV ABBA! is a crazy risqué night with Cat & Paul. Dress up in ABBA-tastic gear if you wanna join in the fun!
Andrew Young – Get Back
Get BAck – Tribute of the music of… The Beatles.
This is Saxophonist, Andrew Young`s third concert at The Showroom Theatre in Prince Albert and he is back this time with his Show, Get Back – a tribute to the music of the Beatles. Through music, film, pictures and anecdotes Andrew takes the audience through his life in Liverpool and play the songs that have influenced him and a generation of musicians. Program includes classic songs from Liverpool: Hey Jude, Imagine, Yesterday, I Saw Her Standing There, A Hard Day’s Night, The Long And Winding Road, Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, With A Little Help From My Friends, Let It Be, You’ll Never Walk Alone. Get Back has been performed in Europe, China and South Africa and has received the highest reviews. Andrew is known in China as “The Prince of the Saxophone”
EG SUID-AFRIKAANS met Petronel Baard, Eric Nobbs en Stef Kruger
Wat is meer Suid-Afrikaans as ‘n gesellige kuier op die stoep, om die tafel met ‘n glasie wyn of boeretroos en ‘n eetdingetjie…? Kombineer dit nou met musiek uit eie bodem en stories soos Langenhoven, Charles Herman Bosman of soos Paul C. Venter dit kan skryf (Kyknet, “Vlug na Egipte”) en jy het ‘n wenresep! Nie alleen is Petronel Baard en Stef Kruger befaamde musikante en musiekskrywers nie, maar saam met die heerlike voorlesings van Eric Nobbs(wat letterlik honderde TV reekse en films agter sy naam het) ‘n formidabele kombinasie vir ‘n Eg Suid-Afrikaanse kuier. Sit jou hoed op, stop jou pyp en kom kuier saam vir hierdie prettige, pragtige kultuuruur! Music transcends language in this production and Baard especially will transform you for-ever with the sheer power of her voice while Stef has a simple, but magnificent way of describing the beauty of this most unique country of ours… A production with a truly South-Africa flavor where indigenous music is combined with storytelling…the origin of all dramatic activities indeed! Stef is a very well-known song-writer, Petronel a power-house voice and Eric…a household name…
Charl du Plessis Trio – Baroqueswing Vol. II
Charl du Plessis Trio return to Prince Albert’s Showroom Theatre for the release of their much-anticipated new album by Swiss record label Claves – Baroqueswing Vol. 2. This performance promises a vibrant crossover of jazz and Baroque music that is sure to convince even the most stern music lover. Favourites like Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, the famous Bach Toccata & Fugue in d minor as well as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons will delight audiences. Baroqueswing Vol. 2 experiments with form, rhythm, and virtuoso arrangements of timeless music, bringing a refreshing energy to the stage. The Swiss press hailed the Trio’s performance as: “famous themes from the Baroque observed through a jazz lens – he did this with perfection. Du Plessis proves himself here but in his rhythmically charged performance as a virtuoso pianist of big style” – Walliser Bote “Oddly enough, the seams among the two centuries were loosely sewn; one genre swung into the other. Rocking shoulders and tapping feet, the audience was visibly moved. But there was something even more exciting that befell us” – Bachtrack Charl du Plessis says of Baroqueswing Vol. 2: “I wanted to adhere to the sophisticated method of musical treatment where the inherent rhythmic identity of the original score, as well as the stylistic performance principles receive the utmost respect from the performers. This experience is defined by the energy of the audience and the moment of musical creation propels Hugo to be the sensitive and complimentary drummer with his unique dynamic timbres. Furthermore, it inspires Werner to utilise the acoustics and form the basis of the harmonic landscape for the performance. Finally, the Steinway becomes my voice as I try to extemporise on the original Baroque content in a new and personal way.”
Die Man Jesus
Die solostuk DIE MAN JESUS is tans op ’n landwye toer na afloop van die sukses wat die produksie by die Klein-Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees behaal het. Gehore was dit eens dat dit ‘n hoogtepunt was.
Die bekroonde akteur André Lombard betree die verhoog in die solostuk, as ’n verskeidenheid van karakters wat die aanloop tot Jesus se kruisiging belig. Vanaf Jerusalem en Galilea, na Golgota, word Jesus se verhaal vertel uit die oogpunte van die wat hom geken het.
Van die karakters soos Jesus se moeder Maria, Simon Petrus, Judas Iskariot, Johannes die Doper, Pontius Pilatus en ander kom aan die woord, en gee hul indrukke oor watter soort mens Jesus na hul mening was.
…Bybelse geskiedenis herleef in ’n dialoog wat jy nie sou assosieer met dié teks nie.
Daarvoor lig jy jou hoed vir Charles Fourie wat die dramaturg Matthew Hurt se teks The Man Jesus vertaal het en ook die regisseur is.
Rachmaninoff Russian Roulette – Sulayman Human, pianist.
Sulayman has been hailed by South Africa’s foremost classical music critic, Paul Boekkooi, as a pianist who brings out soloistic detail with melodic-architectural richness, combined with continuous lyricism, technical perfection and a comprehensive understanding of touch. His performance of the Adagio from the Concerto no.23 by Mozart was described by the same critic as a performance wherein the gravitas were acknowledged that is needed to bring forth the pathos of this music. Rachmaninoff has been a composer studied by Sulayman for years, and after performing both his famous Second and Third Piano Concerti Sulayman felt the need to return to the masterworks for solo piano by this master composer. Rachmaninoff Russian Roulette is built upon works that Rachmaninoff composed throughout the span of his life. Works that are melodically, harmonically, architecturally and, most importantly, emotionally driven. This concert will not only represent the life of this composer, but will reveal why Rachmaninoff has become one of the most celebrated and most loved composers amongst pianists and audiences. Programme: – 10 Preludes, Op.23 – Sonata no.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36 – Polka de W.R – Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42 – Liebeslied