Cape Town Opera in Oxford!
I am organizing on behalf of the Lord’s Taverners in association with Underwoods Solicitors a performance by Cape Town Opera at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford at 8.00pm on Monday 11th June 2012.
The programme will include spirituals, opera choruses and excerpts from the new South African opera Mandela Trilogy and will also include popular arias.
All proceeds will be split equally between the Lord’s Taverners charity for disabled children and Cape Town Opera. The Opera company is performing free of charge and Underwoods Solicitors are paying for the hire of the Sheldonian, and Shurtape Limited are sponsoring the programme.
Thanks also to Perrins Solicitors, John Allen,Chris Potter, Joe Egan Solicitors and Villa Plus for sponsoring seats for students and children, and thanks to Nicholas Cleobury for help with all matters musical.
Tickets are £10 for the wooden benches, (£7.50 for students), £20, £30 and a few remaining at £50 and are available in advance of going on general sale to followers of this blog and my followers on Twitter. Contact me on 01442 430900 or email me at email@example.com.
In a summer featuring the London Olympics and Paralympics, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Euro 2012 this will be one of the great highlights, combining a truly outstanding and original Opera company with one of the loveliest theatres on the planet.
Being a fanatical Queens Park Rangers supporter I am well aware that 11th June sees England play France in Euro 2012, so we have a list of pubs within walking distance of the Sheldonian that will be showing the football. Kick-off is at 5.00pm and the game will be over by 7.00pm.
Cape Town Opera
I am very familiar with Cape Town Opera as I sit on the Board of the UK Friends of Cape Town Opera and Underwoods Solicitors deals with Cape Town Opera’s legal work free of charge in the United Kingdom and South Africa.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu says:
“The South African voice is unique, rich with colour and strength and its represents this country’s best qualities – Cape Town Opera gives to audiences…..the opportunity to experience that wonderful South African sound, what a gift”.
Click www.capetownopera.co.za for more information.
The Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. Its mission is to give a sporting chance to those in need. Its focus is on youth cricket in disadvantaged areas and sports and recreational equipment for young people with disabilities and special needs, including sports wheelchairs, specially-adapted minibuses and sensory play areas.
Both partners of Underwoods Solicitors, Robert Males and Kerry Underwood, are active members.
Built by Christopher Wren between 1664 and 1668 the Sheldonian Theatre was opened with great ceremony in 1669, and is described in the King’s England as -“perhaps the most distinctive of all the noble buildings in the Broad”.
The interior of the theatre, with its tiers of struts and a gallery borne on wooden pillars is an impressive sight. The flat ceiling shows the Triumph of Virtues, Arts and Sciences over Envy, Hatred, and Malice with cherubs tumbling over clouds in joyful accompaniment”.
Click www.ox.ac.uk/sheldonian for more information.
£75.00 buys ten seats for students/children and a mention in the souvenir programme.
£750.00 buys a full-page advert in the souvenir programme.
£1,000.00 buys co-sponsorship of the souvenir programme, including a full-page advert.
This will be a night to remember. I want the Sheldonian rocking and I want your help!
Nkosi Sikele ‘I Afrika
God Bless Africa