CPO Community Spectacular

Thu Dec 23, 20:00 - Mon Jan 10, 23:59

Event is online


The CPO's Community Spectacular concerts are more than spectacular! Artists, many for the first time, are blown away by performing with the full symphonic sound of South Africa's premier orchestra, the Cape Town Philharmonic.


Streaming on Quicket December 23, 2021 – January 9, 2022



Directed by Aviva Pelham

Music Directed and coordinated by Stefan Lombard

Lighting Design: Faheem Bardien

Sound Design: Johan Griesel

Master of Ceremonies: Alan Committie

Producer: Louis Heyneman


Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Brandon Phillips



Rock Forever Overture / Didi van der Hoven arr.                                                    

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra


 Lzwi Lam / Elvis Sibeko; orch. Damian Philander                                        

 Nomakrestu Xakathugaga (uhudi)  and  Indoni dancers 


Palladio / Karl Jenkins, Eddie Clayton arr

Phelelani Ndakrokra  of Zip Zap Circus)


And I Am Telling You from “Dreamgirls”/ Tom Eyen & Henry Kreiger, Vrtacnik arr            

Phoebe Mxhaji


Unusual Way (from the musical “Nine”)/ Maury Yeston, Peter McLea  arr

Earl Gregory   


Libertango /   Piazzolla John Rodriques orch.

Beata and Andre Cloete (tango dancers) and Zamar  Veronica Bell (violin) , Monika Stuchlik (accordion)


Adagio from the Oboe Concerto by Alessandro Marcello

Josie McClure (Alto Saxophone)



Mandlakazi / Elvis Sibeko,  Damian Philander orch

Zimbini Makwetu and SA Youth Choir


Ba Na Ba

SA Youth Choir (a capella)


Game of Thrones Theme / Ramin Djawadi,  Fedor Vrtacnik orch                           

Carol Thorns (cello)


Prelude in G Minor/ Rachmaninov Albie van Schalkwyk, orch

Isaac van der Merwe, piano


Core ‘Ngrato  / Cardillo, arr. Vrtacnik          

Luvo Maranti (tenor)



Ombra Mai Fu from Xerxes /G F Handel, Stefan Lombard orc

Sanele Mwelase (counter tenor)


Die Gypsy in jou oë  /  Andre le Toit  Peter McLea orch.                                         

Anna Davel (voice), Zamar (Veronica Bell (violin) , Monika Stuchlik (accordion)


Sogno di Volare / Christopher Tin

SA Youth Choir


Paradise Road / Patric van Blerk Mike Campbell arr.

Gloria Bosman, Phoebe Mxhaji and Anna Davel


Moving on / Elvis Sibeko,  Damian Philander orch.

Zimbini Makwetu,  Nomakrestu Xakathugaga and SA Youth Choir


What About Us / Pink, orch; Damian Philander arr.

Full company







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