Concert from the South African Lockdown

Programme One (April).

Musicians for the Sarjeant, Whanganui, New Zealand.

Welcome to the South African Covid-19 Lockdown. This “concert” was filmed in the Art Gallery of the Grande Provence Wine Estate, Franschhoek, South Africa. The concert is to replace the ‘Musicians for the Sarjeant’ fundraiser Concert in Whanganui, New Zealand. Unfortunately, Qantas have cancelled my flight. I am not sure when I will next return.

This “concert” will be continually updated with better versions as I fix things I don’t like. Information about Programme Two (June) is also below. Programme Two replaces the concert scheduled for St Andrews on the Terrace in Wellington, New Zealand.



Tis’ the Last Rose of Summer
I pressed the wrong button and made myself look really pale…: D

Lucia di Lammermoor – Regnava/Quando
I apologise for the static in the mic.
7 minutes

Linda di Chamounix – Ah, tardai…
My guitar hit my stomach at the very end of the top C! Grrr! Apart from that, it went ok. 5 minutes


The Harp that once through Tara’s Halls
This song was very popular in the 19th Century. 4.5 mins.

Ave Maria – Schubert
This has an 19th Century authentic accompaniment. 3mins.

O quante volte – 440HZ
I have tried this piece in all sorts of tunings. Here it is standard tuning.

La Serenata
This Italian Song by Tosti is really fun to play on the guitar!

Interlude: The wine estate I am filming from is in this video.

3 min


Quick tour of the Art Gallery
Grande Provence Wine Estate Art Gallery. Shut for the lockdown.
1 min.

Oscar’s Aria
The guitar is tuned to 432HZ. The HZ the Italian Govt. passed into law.
2.10 min

Je veux vivre
I love singing this aria. It has taken longer because of all the barre chords. 3.40mins

Hine e Hine
Thank you to the staff at Grande Provence Wine Estate, Franschhoek, South Africa, for the use of the Art Gallery. And, a huge shout out to The Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, Aotearoa/New Zealand. This is a Lullaby. 2.37 min.


Franschhoek is a tourist destination. South Africa’s lockdown has closed businesses. People are going hungry.
Here is one of the many local efforts to help those in need. Chefs, now without a livelihood themselves, are cooking food for the thousands of people in our community in need.

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen
I hope you have enjoyed this cyber-space solution to the social distancing measures the world is currently undergoing. Here in South Africa we are in Lockdown for quite a while yet! I wish you all the very best and hope you stay safe. Deborah x.

Programme Two (June).

St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand.

Our Lockdown is still in place and very strict. Therefore, arias must be self-accompanied. I am attempting to make the videos a little more interesting by filming each video on a different location on the Grande Provence Wine Estate. Self-accompanied arias for Programme Two include arias from Carmen, Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Traviata, Turandot, Rigoletto and Lucia di Lammermoor as well as popular songs.

Habanera from Carmen, filmed during South African Covid-19 Lockdown on Grande Provence Wine Estate
Yes, this aria again! But this time in the Wine Cellar at Grande Provence Wine Estate

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