Voices for Hospice was conceived in 1989 by the late Sheila Hurton in Britain, by staging a single Come and Sing Concert to raise funds for a hospice in Esher.
This initiative grew and became a global event. By the millennium, Voices for Hospice had spread to 40 countries.
This simultaneous singing event helps raise money and awareness for the caring work done by the hospice movement.
It takes place every two years around the world nearest to the second Saturday of October.
Voices for Hospice will be held at the United Church, corner of Bright and Andries Pretorius streets on Sunday October 15, from 3pm to 3pm.
The wonderful Stellenbosch Madrigal Singers will present a varied programme, including Counting Music by Gershwin’s Summertime, Counting Music by Chris Lawry and more.
Composer/vocal coach and singer André Strijdom presents his two choral ensembles. Among their items Colla Voce will sing his composition Drie Ou Mans en die Karoo Ster and lighter songs such as In the Mood will be performed by his A Couple of Singers.
Nicodémus Olivier joins him in interesting renditions of two songs by singer/song writer Coenie de Villiers. Other local volunteer performers are mother and daughter duo Angie and Elena Mitchell; Anita Glenister accompanied by Felicity Lolliot, trumpeter Sean Richardson and organist Bevan Sylvester.
Tickets cost R85, and includes refreshments afterwards, and are available at Helderberg Hospice, hospice shops in Somerset West and Strand, and from Bevan Sylvester at 071 898 4064.
Contact Cheryl or Celestine at Helderberg Hospice for more information, at 021 852 4608 or 076 062 5855.