STILL THE SOUL SOARS. Live Stream Concert, with Lynelle Kenned and Stefan Lombard (South African Viewers)
A musical journey with Lynelle Kenned (Voice) and Stefan Lombard (Piano)
Lynelle Kenned, graduate of the UCT Opera School under the tutelage of Prof Virginia Davids, is a Multidisciplinary Performing Artist, TV Presenter, Corporate MC, Actress and Media Personality.
Her list of awards include the Kunste Onbeperk YOUNG VOICE 2019, a 2018 Naledi Award, a Fiësta Award in 2017 and a Fleur du Cap Award in 2016.
Performances include Musetta in "La Boheme", Julie in "Showboat", Cherubino in "Le nozze di Figaro", Saartjie in the award-winning "Poskantoor" and Ennie in "Queenie-hulle" (2020 Fiësta Award - Best Theatre Production). Classical performances as soprano soloist include The Messiah, Easter Oratorio, St Matthew Passion, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Brahms' Requiem, Handel's Gloria and the Gloria by Vivaldi. Musical theatre credits include Mrs Lyons in David Kramer's "Blood Brothers", Mattie Allen in "Orpheus in Africa", Klara in "Heidi - The Musical", Maria in "The Sound of Music" and Grace in the world premiére of "Calling Me Home".
Since 2012, she's been a television presenter on "Pasella", hosting "Jý Geld", "123 Fixit" and "Uit die Spens" on KykNET and VIA.
Stefan Lombard is a pianist, conductor, chamber musician, musical director and arranger. A classically trained musician, he enjoys exploring musical boundaries and different styles.
He made his solo debut with the CAPAB orchestra at age 16. Stefan is a graduate from the University of Cape Town, and also studied with Renna Kellaway at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Stefan has covered a wide range of music in the classical genre, solo performances with orchestra include the concertos by Rachmaninov , Khatchaturian , Beethoven Choral Fantasy, the Beethoven Triple Concerto, and the Mozart and Mendelssohn Concerto for Violin and Piano. Stefan was an accompanist at University of Stellenbosch and ad hoc repetiteur for Cape Town Opera, the musical director/pianist for the for the popular Divine Divas, and the original European touring production of African Angels. He has orchestrated and recorded with the Wellington Sinfonia, New Zealand for the UK based Twelve Irish Tenors.
Musical theatre credits include the musical CATS, which he conducted in South Africa, Lebanon, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, China, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Qatar. Other productions include Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, CABARET and the Rocky Horror Show, winning a Naledi award as best musical director. Stefan made his official conducting debut with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra in a UK tour of the musical Show Boat. He conducted the CPYO at the annual Nederburg Pops Concert in 2017. Other recent international tours include The Sound of Music and Evita. Back home he is a keen ad hoc player for the CPO as well as musically coordinating pops and community concerts.