Concerts at the Harold Porter Botanical Garden in Betty’s Bay set to thrill. - Cape Town

Tuesday, 10 December 2013
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Concerts at the Harold Porter Botanical Garden in Betty’s Bay set to thrill.
Where the mountains and the sea meet there is a spot along the Western Cape coast that has magic attached to it. Rolling lawns, the beauty of our Cape fynbos and mountains that by their very majesty, embrace the visitor and form a natural amphitheatre - this then is the scene that would greet you at the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden in Betty’s Bay. Add the sounds of some of our top musicians and immediately the vision is complete. Following on from their successful concerts of previous years the Garden is presenting two top class events on two Saturdays that end the old year and begin the new: 28 December 2013 and 4 January 2014.
The concerts will start at 19h00 and the venue is one that will surprise and delight visitors and residents alike. A visit to this Garden offers a wide range of activities that show off the Overberg area to its best advantage. So pack a picnic and prepare to enjoy some local talent that will have you up and dancing under African skies.
On 28 December SA Idols winner Karin Kortjie will take the stage at the Garden in a concert that brings her back into the forefront of local musicians. With opening act Robin Pieter, the evening will show why this talented young singer attracts fans from all over South Africa.
Karin was winner of the third season of Idols in South Africa in 2006 and she achieved major accolades following her win and the release of her debut album in 2006 “I am so ready” which achieved gold status. Taking a break from the stage to have a family, new management brought her back into the limelight and since then she has enjoyed a hit new single and played in a musical telling her life story.
Robin Pieter is an emerging local artist born and bred in Cape Town. Singing in boy groups since the age of 16, he studied at the highly acclaimed Cape Music Institute. Robin brings a fresh new innovative approach to his music and specializes in most of the popular genres showing his extraordinary versatility. He has already performed at major venues and fronted for many top artists.
Start the new year off in style on Saturday 4 January with the sounds of the acclaimed Gugulethu Tenors, an evening that is guaranteed to have you rocking. The Gugulethu Tenors have become a household name in South Africa since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2011. Pursuing their inherent love of opera, a genre which is not traditionally associated with the township, they have incorporated contemporary and subtle ethnic elements in their music making the genre their own and capturing the hearts of audiences across South Africa and beyond.
Listening to these Afro-operatic pop sensations is certain to attract those that love not only traditional arias associated with opera but their renditions of more modern pieces inspire all generations. Their original compositions like O Afrika! and Nyamezela have audiences on their feet at every performance.
They have performed at some of SA’s top events and festivals, shared stages with local and international headliners, and been featured extensively in local and international media. Their fan base continues to expand, covering a wide and diverse audience.
The Harold Porter Botanical garden is a little piece of paradise and is one of the nine South African National Biodiversity Institute’s (SANBI) botanical gardens. Situated in the centre of the coastal fynbos where the flora is at its richest, it is in the heart of the Cape Fynbos region within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. It encompasses mountain slopes with wind-clipped heathlands, deep gorges with relict forests, flats and marshes with restios, sedges and bulbs, as well as dunes adjacent to the beach with specialised salt-adapted plants. The Garden is renowned for its waterfalls and amber pools. Consisting of 10 hectares of cultivated fynbos garden and 190.5 hectares of pristine natural fynbos, several kilometres of nature trails provide scenic views of forests, mountains and coastline.
What better than to relax and enjoy some wonderful music in a garden that inspires and embodies the rich diversity of the Western Cape.
Concerts: Karin Kortjie: Saturday 28 December 2013 ; Gugulethu Tenors: Saturday 4 January 2014
Gates open n to concert goers at 18h00
Concerts start at 19h00 – gates close at 21h30
Adults – R75 / Youth (age 6 to 21) - R35 / Children under 6 years enter for free
Tickets can be purchased a week before each concert at Harold Porter Botanical Garden entrance.