Grandi Amici, with Deirdré Blignaut-Rautenbach (soprano), Linette van der Merwe (mezzo), Chris Mostert (tenor) and Ferdi Geyer (piano), presents a programme filled with French songs and melodies.
All the artists are known to the audience as versatile performers who can sing and play from Baroque to Broadway. Deirdré is a lecturer at the University of Pretoria in singing methodology and practical singing. Linette is also a lecturer at UP with the Departments Afrikaans and Academic Literacy respectively. Chris is a professional consulting electrical engineer and Danie is a singing teacher and the organizer of Hoërskool Wonderboom’s music centre. Ferdi teaches piano at the University of Pretoria and is also a repetiteur for the Tshwane University of Technology’s Opera School as well as the Pro Arte Alphen Park School of Ballet and Music.
Friends of Wakkerstroom – This performance was sponsored by Jeremy and Anne Clarke