|The 3rd Annual KLASSIEKE KOELKAMERS in collaboration with Strandloper Boutique Hotel – Paternoster |
When: June 15 – 18, 2023 (Youth Day weekend)
Where: Die Koelkamers Teater (Theatre) at the Paternoster Waterfront (Crayfish Wharf), West Coast, Cape
Tickets: Purchase online at www.diekoelkamers.com
Info: Jan Malan e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The first Klassieke Koelkamers was held in 2021- in pandemic times – and the festival has grown and here it is – in its 3rd edition. The festival is happening over the Youth Day weekend June 15-18, 2023 in the beautiful town of Paternoster in the amazing venue of Die Koelkamers. Bravo to Niël Rademan, Greg Meyer and Jan Malan for their vision and drive to put this festival on the map. There are six shows, with classical and crossover musicians: Lynelle Kenned, Niël Rademan, Veronica Bell, Elna van der Merwe; West Coast Youth Orchestra led by Carina Brown and The Koelkamers Choir. Read on for more. Info as supplied:
The 3rd Annual KLASSIEKE KOELKAMERS in collaboration with Strandloper Boutique Hotel – Paternoster
June 15 – 18, 2023 (Youth Day weekend)
It’s secret season in Paternoster which means it’s time for the return of DIE KLASSIEKE KOELKAMERS Festival. This focus festival is the idea of music impresario, Niël Rademan and the owners of Die Koelkamers, Greg Meyer and Jan Malan.
“We are now in our third year and I am sure that this accessible classical music initiative will soon become a prestigious event on the festival calendar,” says Niël Rademan.
KLASSIEKE KOELKAMERS will consist of six shows with the talents of classical and crossover musicians, Lynelle Kenned, Niël Rademan, Veronica Bell, Elna van der Merwe, West Coast Youth Orchestra led by Carina Brown as well as The Koelkamers Choir.
This small-scale festival kicks off on June 15 at 18:00 with DIE KOELKAMERS CHOIR, which consists of members of the local community in Paternoster. The choir was started in 2022 under the direction of Paternoster resident Marlene Anderson. The choir is hard at work preparing a repertoire of popular songs from the famous musicals with songs from Paint your Wagon, Evita, Carousel and Les Misérables. A portion of the proceeds go to @LexiGivesBack Animal Rescue.
BEST OF WEST COAST YOUTH ORCHESTRA is an afternoon concert and takes place on Youth Day Jun 16. “The West Coast Youth Orchestra is a culturally diverse non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for all young musicians from the West Coast to perform music. They not only become great musicians through this program, but also become valuable members of the West Coast community. An exciting variety will be heard at this event, as well as our new Marimba Band,” says conductor Carina Brown.
The same evening (June 16) at 19:00 it is CLASSIX TO CABARET’s turn with the multi-talented Niël Rademan. Rademan takes us on a trip down memory lane through all the great songs from Classical to contemporary Cabaret accompanied by beautiful violin and viola items performed by Veronica Bell.
Saturday June 17 at 12:00 in FOCUS ON THE FIDDLE the focus falls on the violin as king of the strings. This is a performance by the fabulous Veronica Bell with beloved pianist Elna van der Merwe.
At 17:00, guests are treated to the outstanding talents of Lynelle Kenned (soprano), Niël Rademan (baritone), Elna van der Merwe (piano) & Veronica Bell (violin).
NIGHT AT THE OPERA & THE SILVER SCREEN will feature highlights from the most beautiful films and opera music used for the silver screen, such as The Godfather, The Student Prince, La Bohème, Faust by Gounod and even My Fair Lady!
Sunday morning June 18, at 12:00 we close with LYNELLE KENNED IN CONCERT.
A Father’s Day treat!
Tickets can be purchased online at www.diekoelkamers.com
|Klassieke Koelkamers 2023: June 15 – 18, 2023 (Youth Day weekend) |
Lynelle Kenned: Lynelle Kenned, national crossover treasure is one of the brightest young stars in the country. Her roles range from Musetta in La Bohéme to Maria in West Side Story. She can sing from Baroque to Broadway.
Niel Rademan: Niël Rademan is one of the great impresarios of crossover and classical music in South Africa. As a classically trained singer who sings all genres, he attracts people all over the world with his unique interpretation of Musicals, Cabaret as well as Classical music. He is also the skipper of the Classical focus festival Hessequa Harmonie in Heidelberg.
Veronica Bell: Veronica is the passionate violinist of Zamar, a famous group from Stellenbosch, who uses this beautiful instrument to speak a language of hope and passion for life! Classically trained under the tutelage of the late Professor Jack de Wet, she expanded her repertoire to cover anything from Gypsy to Jazz. In this program, both the rich nuances of the violin timbre and virtuoso playing will enchant you to places from all over the world!
West Coast Youth Orchestra: West Coast Youth Orchestra (WCYO) led by Carina Brown, is a culturally diverse non-profit organization that provides music outreach and development programs to the youth of the South African West Coast.
Die Koelkamers Paternoster Choir: Die Koelkamers Paternoster choir was started in 2022 under the direction of Paternoster resident, Marlene Anderson. It was created for the local community of Paternoster and surrounding areas to gather regularly and enjoy the art of music.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.diekoelkamers.com or e-mail email@example.com
✳ Sponsored content. Images supplied. Featured image: Lynelle Kenned- celebrated – Fleur du Cap Theatre Award winning artist (2016)- star of musical theatre, classical music, opera and everything. Her many other awards include a Naledi Award (2018), Fiësta Award (2017).