Viennese New Year’s concerts in Cape Town


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The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes in the New Year with its traditional Viennese New Year’s concerts … but in a new venue.

The seasonal hit concerts will take place in the brand-new Cape Town Convention Centre ll on Saturday, January 6, at 15:00 and 19:00 in venue 10 on the 2nd floor.

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Says Louis Heyneman, the CPO’s chief executive: “While the format will be the same, we will be transporting you to Vienna via the Cape Town harbour, since the room has a view over the harbour! We looked far and wide for a suitable venue since the City Hall is being renovated, and

Siphamandla Yakupa (soprano) and Lukhanyo Moyake (tenor).
Siphamandla Yakupa (soprano) and Lukhanyo Moyake (tenor).

were delighted to be one of the first to introduce these lovely spaces to the general public.”

Richard Cock will be on the podium, and the popular festive season singers, the husband and wife team of Lukhanyo Moyake (tenor) and Siphamandla Yakupa (soprano), will sing popular opera arias, while the orchestra will beguile you with the lovely melodies of Strauss, father and son, and many other Viennese favourites.

Since seating is unreserved, tickets are all R130 with state pensioners’ tickets at R90 at Computicket and Artscape Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695 or

Tickets will also be available at the door.

Street parking is available, and patrons can also choose to park in the basement, the entrance in a slip street off the Foreshore, and take the lift to the second floor. The Convention Centre ll is on the corner of Heerengracht and F W De Klerk Boulevard, A map is on


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