Music festival: Exciting news- Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival -is on May 20-22, 2022- three days of wonderful music and warm Overberg hospitality
|What: Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival #ClassicsForAll2022|
When: May 20 – 22, 2022
Where: Villages of Greyton and Genadendal- about 90 minutes from Cape Town (two hours, in heavy traffic)
Festival programme: https://classicsforall.co.za/programme/
Tickets: R120-R160. The performance by the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble, a concert geared for a younger audience, will be free of charge for children under the age of 12
Bookings: See www.classicsforall.co.za, Computicket or call the Greyton Tourism Office, 028 254 9414/9564 and speak to Roslyn or pop in and she will assist you to book. There is a Computicket booth on site
Accommodation: Contact Roslyn at Greyton Tourism on 028 254 9414
Exciting news is that the Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival is back in its annual slot – in May. The 18th edition of the popular festival is on from May 20 – 22, 2022. Nine concerts will be on offer. Due to Covid, the pause button was put on the festival, however a mini-festival was presented in December 2021. There was a rapturous response. It sold out. It is great that after the pandemic hiatus of almost two years, the Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival, is back in its original, annual calendar slot of May. There is a bumper programme – three days of “wonderful music and genuine warm Overberg hospitality” in the villages of Greyton and Genadendal (which are about 6km apart). Festival director Coenie Visser, says: “When selecting artists for the festival we look at a combination of well-known and experienced artists, but we also create a platform for young artists. Sunday Kelechi and Craig Williams are up-and-coming and have performed at three previous Classics for All for festivals. This year will be the 3rd time that the award winning Charl du Plessis Trio, is performing at the festival. The festival is a small, intimate and unpretentious get-together for music lovers from all walks of life. The ethos behind this festival is to take audiences on an accessible classical music adventure, catering for the tastes of everyone, from the aficionado to the lesser devotee.” Info as supplied:
Destination festival- music, wine, beer, art
The popular Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival was previously known as The Greyton Winter Classical Music Festival. The event was always held in both villages, from the inception of the festival, in 2005. In 2010 the name changed to Greyton Genadendal Classics for All. The fest is a destination festival with many people staying over and enjoying the attractions of the towns. Accommodation details, in box above. From May 20 – 22, the charming villages of Greyton and Genadendal in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountains in the Overberg, will come alive again with the magical sounds of classical music during the popular Greyton Genadendal Classics for All festival. The Classics for All festival offers three days of wonderful music and genuine warm Overberg hospitality. Do some wine and beer tasting, browse the many art galleries, visit the historic Genadendal Moravian Church Square and the piano exhibition at the Genadendal museum, and indulge in the delicious country fare on offer in the local restaurants and street cafes – some of which will be offering classical busking – adding to the festive atmosphere in the villages.
Nine concerts will be performed in various churches in Greyton and Genadendal and on the historic The Oaks Estate, a few kilometers outside of Greyton. Concert-goers can look forward to performances by the Cape Town Baroque Orchestra, the Trio Goede Hoop, Recuerdos de España, featuring the Stellenbosch Guitar Quartet and critically acclaimed Flamenco dancer Che Adams, the Gqeberha Trio, the Arborescent Quintet and the award-winning Charl du Plessis Trio. A special concert for children will be performed by the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble. The highlight of the festival is the gala concert with Minette du Toit-Pearce, Janel Speelman and Janelle Visagie, accompanied by a 12-piece ensemble. Tickets may be booked through Computicket. More information about the programme, accommodation options and restaurants can be obtained from the festival website www.classicsforall.co.za and the Greyton Tourism Office at 028 254 9414/9564.
Booking options – good to know
Tickets may be bought at Computicket – online or at outlets or call the Greyton Tourism Office at 028 254 9414/9564 or pop in and they will assist you to book. Roslyn in the tourism office handles ticket sales. She is there Monday to Sunday and can assist telephonically or in-person. If you have issues booking online, Roslyn is there to help and facilitate the process. She can do bookings at the Computicket mini outlet, in the tourism office. This is very cool. It is not always easy to navigate online booking for festivals. It is fantastic to have a human and not a bot, to assist with bookings.
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YouTube videos of the December 2021 Classics for All Festival: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=greyton+genadendal+classics+for+all
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