Live Concerts 2021

Unlocked by Carol Thorns & Deborah Wai Kapohe on Friday 19th March 2021 at 6pm
Serenades by Deborah Wai Kapohe

Serenades is a modern twist on the 19th Century practice of self-accompanying operatic arias. The 45 minute show includes opera, stories and popular music. Suitable for all ages. Tickets are now free because the concert is online (yes…another Covid-19 casualty).

Serenades by Deborah Wai Kapohe – Virtual – Eventfinda

April 23rd, Alexander Heritage and Research Library, Whanganui, New Zealand, 4.30pm. Speakers for the Sarjeant event: “What I learnt about singing during the South African Lockdown”. 45 minute speaking event about “The Lilli Lehmann Project”.

April 24th, Alexander Heritage and Research Library, Whanganui, New Zealand, 4.30pm. Sponsored by the Whanganui District Council’s Creative Communities Scheme.

An example of the ‘twist’ on Bel Canto singing – combining old and new practices
Tracing Porpora

Tracing Porpora is a concert which features the extraordinarily beautiful, but difficult, music of Nicola Antonia Porpora, the great, great, great, great, great, grand daddy of the vocal technique I pursue and adore. This concert traces his legacy. Music includes exquisite arias by Porpora, Handel, Mozart, Donizetti and Puccini.

  • May 6th, Christchurch Transitional Cathedral Lunchtime Series, Christchurch, New Zealand. I am delighted to be accompanied by Dr John Linker, Director of Music, Christchurch Transitional Cathedral.
19th Century Guitar and Voice

19th Century Guitar and Voice focusses on authentic 19th Century arias and songs for the combination of voice and guitar. The programme features Bel Canto arias and songs by the famous 19th Century guitarist Fernando Sor, including a selection of his Seguidillas, as well as arrangements of famous songs such as “The Last Rose of Summer” by Madame Pratten and well-known songs by Schubert. The programme also includes Deborah’s arrangements of 19th Century Opera.

  • April 28th, St Andrews on the Terrace Lunchtime Series, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • May 31st, Great Hall Lunchtime Series, 2021, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Songs at the Cellar Door

In this concert, I perform eight love songs, acoustically, from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s after a 3 Course Wine Pairing Menu at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa. To achieve a divine acoustic, we have created a pop-up dining room at the cellar door of this 17th Century winery. I perform without amplification so that you can hear the natural colours of the voice and guitar. In today’s day and age of blaring music, this is an experience not to be missed.

The programme includes songs by Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Sting.

Dates: 11 & 18 December 2020 and 8, 15 & 22nd January 2021.
Venue: Cellar door pop-up dining room, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa.
Cost: R795pp

A Few of my Favourite Things

This concert features songs by Norah Jones, arias by Donizetti and hits from Broadway. I sing with the Bel Canto technique and present the concert in a Cabaret Style.

Date: 10 January 2021 @ 12pm
Venue: Art Gallery of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa.
Concert only: R150pp
Concert with lunch: R550pp

To book ‘A Few of my Favourite Things’, contact events@grandeprovence.co.za or call 021- 876 8600

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