Gauteng Opera pays tribute to Josh Groban

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Gauteng Opera pays tribute to Josh Groban at Laughing Chefs
Gauteng Opera pays tribute to Josh Groban at Laughing Chefs

Gauteng Opera and Laughing Chefs present dinner concert celebrating women with the music of a great artist, Josh Groban.

Gauteng Opera and Laughing Chefs present: Josh Groban – For the Women

Date: Friday, 12 August 2016
Time: 19:30 for 20:00
Venue: Laughing Chefs Restaurant, Tapas Bar & Venue: 217 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria

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Gauteng Opera is back at Laughing Chefs and for this special performance, the artists from Gauteng Opera wants to honour women with the beautiful songs performed by Josh Groban. Restaurant owner, Maggie says: “We promote live, acoustic and good music”.

Joshua Winslow “Josh” Groban (born February 27, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. To date, he has sold over 25 million records worldwide. Groban originally studied acting, but moved to singing as his voice developed. David Foster called Groban to stand-in for an ailing Andrea Bocelli to rehearse a duet, “The Prayer”, with Celine Dion at the rehearsal for the 1998 Grammy Awards. Then Foster asked him to sing at the California Governor’s Gray Davis’ 1999 inauguration, followed by a cameo role on the successful series, Ally McBeal where he performed “You’re Still You” for the 2001 season finale. The rest, as they say, is history. Josh Groban is one of the favourite artists to regularly visit South Africa to ‘sold-out’ performances and this concert promises to be just as special.

The artists of Gauteng Opera will create their own arrangements of some of Josh Groban’s most well-known songs, such as The Prayer, You’re still you, Remember when it rained, You raise me up and Gira con me, to name a few.

Gauteng Opera is an all-round performing arts and entertainment company focusing on opera related productions, concerts and events. With the slogan “Opera for Everyone”, Gauteng Opera aims to expose opera to varied audiences with different opera offerings. Driven by excellence in vocal performance and theatre, Gauteng Opera prides itself in being one of the foremost nurturers of experts and proponents for quality vocal performance and theatre practitioners.

Laughing Chefs will have delectable pre-ordered platter for sale or a vast a la carte menu to order from on the evening. This concert is in support of Gauteng Opera for further development of the artists. Performing on the night will be Khumbuzile Dhlamini (soprano), Phenye Modiane (tenor), Kagiso Boroko (tenor) and Solly Motaung (baritone), accompanied by acclaimed pianist Paul Ferreira.

Date: Friday, 12 August 2016
Time: 19:30 for 20:00

Tickets: R175 per person
R150 per person for bookings of 6 people and more
Bookings: Pretty or Bongani on 011 067 8000 / 011 026 8118
E-mails: info@gautengopera.org / bongani@gautengopera.org

Enquiries on the a la carte menu or pre-order platters, call Esrida on 072 511 4946 or SMS CHEFS to 45961 (R1.50/SMS).

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