The elegant All Saints Chapel at DSG was once again the venue for the first Open Concert of the term on Wednesday evening. There were thirteen performers. Three of them were string players while the rest were either singers or pianists (or in the case of Yoliswa Mdlankomo, both!).
Cally Still made us all a little nervous in the beginning because it appeared that she could not find her sheet music, but then proceeded to play Bizet’s Habanera from Carmen with singular aplomb and faultless intonation. Yoliswa Ngcola’s performance of the Neapolitan Dance by Tchaikovsky was overflowing with musicality.
Daniel Erasmus was the epitome of a senior post-grade 8 musician on top of his game. The three dance movements he played from the C Major Suite for unaccompanied ‘cello by Bach were technically demanding but Daniel coped beautifully and played with style and grace. Jonathan Shamwana impressed us with his stunning voice and effortless technique while Kieron Baart entertained us well at the piano with his mash-up of themes from Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.