A Night with the Stars

COMEBACK ALBUM "9": Tima Reece exploded back on the music scene at the end of last year.

BUILDING on the success of their dynamic collaboration in 2016, the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company joins forces once again with Born To Perform for three shows only in A Night with the Stars.

This celebration of vibrant young talent will take place at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City, from Friday, May 19, to Sunday, May 21.

The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company (JYOC) is a full symphony orchestra. One of Jozi’s hidden treasures, it is made up of over 70 young musicians. It has delivered quality performances since its inception over 20 years ago.

FANTASTIC VOICE: Richard Stirton, the hugely popular winner of The Voice SA.

The incredible talent of the Born To Perform youngsters, who are now firmly established on the entertainment scene after their previous gala concerts in 2015 and 2016, is part of the mix.

The two-hour concert is accessible, fun, unexpected, edgy and emotional.

Richard Stirton, the hugely popular winner of The Voice SA, and Tima Reece, who exploded back on the music scene at the end of last year with her comeback album “9”, will appear as guest artists.

The concert repertoire ranges from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to John Williams and Coldplay, from Fleur East and Jess Glynne to Queen.

Audiences will be treated to a diverse selection of hits, from classics like Sound of Silence and Bohemian Rhapsody to orchestral standards, such as the Overture from Candide and the Imperial March from Empire Strikes Back, to a twist on the main themes from Swan Lake and Beethoven’s 5th in true Bryan Schimmel style – including hip-hop dancers in the mix.

Other instantly recognisable hits will include Defying Gravity, Viva La Vida as well as a marathon medley celebrating 30 iconic South African songs.

In keeping with the focus on youth in the arts, included in A Night with the Stars will be the stunning teenage aerialist Lelethu Mda from Art of Synergy, who will delight the audience with her dexterity.

MC for the concerts will be Catherine Coetzer, a 21-year old up-and-coming comedian who goes by the stage name Awkward Cathy.

A Night with the Stars is produced and directed by Bryan Schimmel and Gemma Marinus and conducted by Eddie Clayton.

QUALITY PERFORMANCES: The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company is made up of over 70 young musicians.

For more information, please contact the JYOC office on 011 484 1257. Email: [email protected]

Born To Perform was created by Matthew and Gemma Marinus after seeing a huge need in SA for the development of professional opportunities for talented children and teens.

Tickets are from R150 to R250 and available through www.goldreefcity.co.za or Computicket on www.computicket.com or 0861 915 8000.

Alternatively, you can call The Lyric Theatre Box Office on 011 248 5000.

Group bookings of 10 or more tickets, scholars, students and pensioners qualify for discounted rates of R130 and R225, respectively, and are also available through Computicket or directly from The Lyric Theatre Box Office on 011 248 5000.

Also Read: 

Born to Perform at The Lyric Theatre

The sky is the limit for talented Kiya

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Julie Maule
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