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After a successful run last year and a European tour, Jannie du Toit returns to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Bonjour Monsieur Brel from 6-22 March.
In this special concert, Jacques Brel’s famously imaginative texts are sung in four languages and accompanied by a musical ensemble of the highest order. Jannie du Toit has for decades been highly regarded as a Brel interpreter and for excellence in vocal art. His first production was in 1988 in the production Van Berlyn Tot Bapsfontein at Club’58 in Hillbrow, co-starring Laurika Rauch. Thereafter, Nv Brel songs were part of his trade mark. Many of his productions featured favourites and from the early nineties, and he became known particularly for his rendition of the song, Madeleine.
Brel’s passionately haunting songs which showcase his unique take on the human condition, is the focus of the programme. As in the works of classical composers, his visionary writings and music are timeless. Brel’s brilliance emerges equally in all four languages (French, Dutch, English and Afrikaans) – a testament to his unrivalled gift of expression as one of the greatest chansonnier of the 20th century.
Bonjour Monsieur Brel is a marvellous musical celebration of Brel’s most memorable songs, also featuring well known JPO cellist, Susan Mouton who is no stranger to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. Susan performs regularly in the theatre’s weekly classical music concerts. Joining the ensemble again is talented pianist, Chanie Jonker.
If you love Jannie Du Toit or are a fan of the deeply moving tunes that are Brel, then this is the show for you. Warm your soul with the magical melodies of Bonjour Monsieur Brel.
The show runs nightly at 20:15 and at 18:00 and 20:15 on a Saturday. Enquire about group discounts and dinner show packages. Bookings can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883 8606 or book online: www.computicket.com or tel. the Computicket call centre on 0861 915 8000.