Christmas concert at Hugo centre

Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre, in Parow, will host its annual Christmas concert tomorrow, Thursday November 30 at the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium, at 6pm.

Guest artists, Pavel Petrenko, a conductor, and Anna Markarova, a soprano, from Russia, will join the Hugo Lambrechts Symphony Orchestra in performing a festive programme of orchestral works and arias.

Ethan Lawson, a Hugo Lambrechts pupil, will feature as a soloist in JC Bach’s Cello Concerto in C Minor.

The rest of the participants include several orchestras and ensembles from Hugo Lambrechts: string orchestras, a wind band, a harp choir, and a unique ensemble consisting of 15 guitars and eight singers. There also be a mass item, which will bring together nearly 200 performers on stage.

The varied programme will include arrangements of popular and not such well-known Christmas carols, among which there will be a brand-new composition for a string orchestra, Mzanzi Christmas, by the local composer Anthony Costandius.

The proceeds of the concert will be donated to the TygerBear Foundation for traumatised children and families. A donations box for goods and gifts for the children will also be available at Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre a week before the concert.

For more information and to book, call the Hugo Lambrechts office at 021 939 9105 or email