Melodies of Love: a music concert in Elsies River


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Melodies of Love is an enchanting afternoon of music, presented by Professor Virginia Davids, on Sunday 22 April at 3pm at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35th Street, Elsies River.

ComArt Choristers with Virginia Davids
ComArt Choristers with Prof Virginia Davids

The concert features young, emerging singers from Professor Davids’ University of Cape Town Studio with the ComArt Choristers, conducted by Arline Jaftha. The programme will include a wide variety of well-known love songs, solos, duets and ensembles from musicals, operettas and operas such as Phantom of the Opera, Die Fledermaus, Rigoletto and Porgy and Bess.

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Melodies of Love forms part of ComArt’s 20th anniversary celebrations, which coincides with the commemoration of Madiba’s centenary.

ComArt thanks the National Lotteries for their generous funding support.

Dates to diarise of ComArt’s forthcoming events:

  • 1 June: Anniversary Ball – The Great Gatsby: Goodwood Civic Centre
  • 16 June: Youth Month Showcase – featuring Elsies River schools: Elsies River Civic Centre
  • 30 September: Celebratory Gala Concert – Artscape Theatre, Cape Town
  • 02 December: Festival of Carols – St Nicholas Church, Elsies River

ComArt is an NPO based in Elsies River, a largely working-class community providing access to creative and performance arts training and resources as vehicle to promote community growth, development and nation building. In addition to the ComArt Choristers, its initiatives over the years have encompassed choral and vocal training and performances; youth development programmes such as instrumental music as well as dance and visual arts training as part of Musedi and Elsies Youth Arts Collective; wellness activities and international cultural heritage exchange projects.

Melodies of Love will be presented on Sunday 22 April at 3pm at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35th Street, Elsies River. Security will be in attendance. Tickets cost R50 each and are available at the door or in advance via email:

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