Top young talent at Nederburg concert

Refentse Morake, centre, will be accompanied by the Grey violin duo, featuring Donné de Kock and Ellani de Jager.

This year’s Nederburg Picnic Pops sunset concert takes place at Nederburg on Saturday November 26, where young and old can once again experience outstanding performances of popular music favourites while enjoying a magical sunset picnic on the lawns of the historic wine farm in Paarl.

The list of performers includes Afrikaans singer Refentse Morake, whose meteoric rise to fame made him a household name overnight.

Accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Refentse will be joined on stage by, among others, the Kenmere Primary School Choir, classical soprano Palesa Malieloa, jazz singer Austin-Lee Jacobs, young classical pianist Qden Blaauw and singer Dirja Lekas, as well as The Grey violin duo, featuring Donné de Kock and Ellani de Jager.

The orchestra and soloists will be conducted by Stefan Lombard, while RSG-presenter, Sue Pyler, appears as MC.

The annual Nederburg Picnic Pops features winners of important national and local music competitions which focus on different music performance genres.

Palesa Malieloa is the winner of the prestigious 2016 ATKV-Muziqanto competition for classical singers, and Austin-Lee Jacobs won the 2016 Open Mic Jazz singing competition at GrandWest.

The gifted Qden Blaauw was announced joint winner of the 2016 SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy Music Competition for young classical instrumentalists.

Dirja Lekas won the Divas Unite Young Divas Singing Competition 2016.

Award-winning Kenmere Primary School Choir, conducted by Lizl Gaffley, was crowned senior choir winner of the 2015 Kyknet Sing in Harmonie television series.

Tickets cost R100, and children aged 12 and under enter free.

Tickets are available at www.webtickets.co.za, and at the venue on the day.

Guests may take their own picnics, and picnic hampers at R195 each are also available on pre-paid order, at The Red Table Restaurant at Nederburg Estate, on 021 877 5155.

No alcoholic beverages may be brought onto the premises, and wine and soft drinks will be on sale at the venue.

The event starts at 6pm, and gates open at 4pm.

For information on the event, visit www.nederburg.com or call 021 877 5123.