SABC in Napier (come and be part of the recording)

CJ17Hi Friends of Overberg Art Music
“Mooiloop – TV” of SABC2 will be visiting Napier on Thursday 28th January at 9.00am . to record a short performance of myself, Rudi and Deon in the Dutch Reformed Church in Napier.
You are welcome to come and attend the event, and possible be interviewed by the TV crew and get a behind- the- scenes look at how a TV program is filmed and put together. A really once off opportunity for a fun filled morning. Hope to see you there.
Hallo Overbergkunsmusiek vriende
“Mooiloop – TV” van SABC2 kom Napier besoek volgende Donderdag die 28ste Januarie om 9vm  om ‘n kort uitvoering te verfilm van myself, Rudi en Deon, in die NG Kerkgebou., Napier.
Julle is baie welkom om die gebeure by te woon, en moontlik op TV te verskyn. Dit sal ook interesant wees om agter die skerms te wees by die vervaardiging van ‘n TV program en te sien wat alles daar aangaan. Hoop om julle daar te sien


Joan Wilken

Something for the lovers of fine classical music!

Sylvia Schulman

Sylvia Schulman

It is now only 3 weeks before the concert by Brad Liebl, baritone, and Sylvia Schulman, pianist, performing Songs of Travel by Land and Sea. The programme also includes piano solos and will take place on Sunday 31st January at 4 p.m. at Red Roan Ranch, Hermitage, Swellendam.

Don’t miss this afternoon of musical delight! But if you do, the programme will be repeated on Sunday 21st February at 4 p.m. at 41 Tennant Street, Barrydale.

Phone 0285142904 or 0828550534 to book your seats. Refreshments will be available.

Beautiful music comes to Napier!

OrchestraThe Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet will be hosted by Napier Retirement Village on Monday 12 October 2015 at 10.30 in the morning.

Come and join us for a cup of tea and refreshments and enjoy the concert of the Brass Quintet . The program will include popular  works for brass instruments  by composers such as  Gershwin and LeRoy Anderson.

The CPO Brass Quintet features David Thompson and Paul Chandler ( trumpet )

Caroline Prozesky ( horn ) Ryan van der Rheede ( trombone ) and Shaun Williams ( tuba )

Tickets are R40.00 per person ( including tea and refreshments ) and funds will be donated to Huis Klippedrift.

Tickets are available at Napier Retirement Village – contact Leslie at 028- 423 3502.

Gala Concert

Classics FunctionThe next presentation by Overberg Art Music is a gala concert on Saturday 29 August (7:30 pm.) and

Sunday 30 August (3:30 pm.) in the DR Church Hall in Bredasdorp.

In the light of the mounting excitement for this event, you can get to know more about one of the musicians, the formidable Albie van Schalkwyk, right here:

Albie van Schalkwyk has established himself as performer in a number of fields. One of the leading chamber musicians and vocal accompanists in South Africa, he has performed as soloist with SA orchestras, performed solo recitals, given master classes for singers and accompanists, worked as a music producer for the SABC, and arranged music for various combinations. He was appointed Associate Professor in Piano and Chamber Music at the College of Music, University of Cape Town, in 2009.

After completing his B.Mus. degree at the University of Cape Town he spent five years in London. During this period he won the UNISA Overseas Scholarship as well as first prize in the SABC Music Prize Piano Competition. Upon his return to SA he became the regular partner of many South African singers and instrumentalists, as well as overseas artists.

His partnership with Austrian cellist Heidi Litschauer has produced two major tours through South Africa as well as annual visits to Austria where he is invited to play concerts and work as repertoire at the summer school of the International Neuberg Kulturtage since 1988. He was on the staff of this summer school from 1988-2011, and has taught chamber music at the Franschhoek Chamber Music Workshops and at the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival.

His interest in vocal music and the art song in particular has led to the formation in 1994 of The Songmakers’ Guild, a Cape Town society which provides a regular platform to performers in the field of the art song. He spent his 2002/3 sabbatical working as repertoire for the Vocal Department of the Mozarteum Music University in Salzburg, Austria.

He has been a regular panel member of several South African competitions, including the Chamber Music Competition in Stellenbosch, the UNISA National Piano Competition, and the SAMRO National Singing Competition. He was the 2009 winner of the Huberte Rupert Prize, awarded by the SA Academy of Arts and Sciences to him for his contribution to ensemble playing and teaching over the past 30 years. He completed his Ph.D. in music at the University of the Free State in May 2012.

Tickets are now available For more info please see the attached poster.

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… there’s too much to mention, come and look!

Stoep sale CollageLots of items for sale – here’s just some of them …

Venue – 31 Kort Street, Napier, Saturday 19th from 09h00 to 17h00
Phone 076 604 9221 

  • Beautiful Optiplan 2 drawer filing cabinet with files and boxes (beechwood finish) – One Optiplan drawer holds the same as one 4 drawer cabinet and up to 80% more than a lateral cabinet drawer or shelf.
  • ½ moon Imbuia coffee table;
  • Antique Indonesian display table;
  • Square sisal mat;
  • Generator 2.4 Kva;
  • Canon SLR camera EOS-350D with 50mm & 200mm lenses PLUS Sony Handycam all with backpack & accessories;
  • Large cement-board ornamental fish pond;
  • Strong metal-framed work-bench;
  • 4.2m aluminium extension ladder (extends to 7.4m);
  • Unopened presentation bottles of Glenfiddich 18 year old whiskey,
  • Unopened KWV 15 year old brandy;
  • Bushtec camping chair
  • Coffee table books
  • CD’s
  • Glassware
  • Crockery
  • Variety of tools in the garage
  • Wood + offcuts
  • Boxes – art materials – books & manuals on art techniques
  • Linen – towels & towel sets; quilts; pillow-cases; table cloths
  • +++ more items.


Singer Chris Else sponsored by Bredasdorp and Caledon Wimpy!

Chris Else imageChris Else is a young upcoming artist performing light Afrikaans music and Blues who has been performing with artists Adam Tas, Ray Dyllan and Steff Kruger among others. He has performed at many festivals during his young career as a singer – the Bonnievale Bonanza, Wacky Wine Show to name only a few.

Watch Chris Else perform HERE

His outstanding quality and professional yet modest service has lead to increased popularity and gained him high recommendations to perform at functions, parties, weddings and many other social gatherings across the country over the past 3 years.

Wimpy frontage

Chris’s experience coupled with his strive to satisfy each client’s individual needs for their special event makes him an outstanding performer and Wimpy Bredasdorp & Wimpy Caledon are proud to be contributing sponsors to Chris as he prepares to record and launch his new CD.


Potjiekos Competition after the Half-marathon …

UntitledAfter the excitement (and maybe exhaustion) of the Napier Half-Marathon and the MTB Race and after shopping at all the great stalletjies, pop along to the Napier Hotel for the Competition?

You can enter – or you can be an encouraging spectator! There’ll be music and fun and judging will be at 16h30 with a great PRIZE-GIVING at 17h30 …

OR … you could just go to watch the Springboks vs Wales on the big-screen TV’s!

Back by special request!

Classical at the museumFollowing the successful Red Windmill concert, the Shipwreck Museum requested something similar … so, if you missed the Red Windmill concert, here’s your opportunity to enjoy this one.

Don’t miss out as this will be last one in the Napier/Bredasdorp area for this year! And for those who did go to the concerts, this will be even more enjoyable than you previously experienced – fun, with lots of great well-loved music to entertain you.

Visit the dedicated website and Facebook page (please “Like” it too) for more information and music too! 

Our “YouTube” stats for the last week

You Tube stats 15 AprilFor those interested in ‘stats’ here are a few we’re quite proud of … our viewing stats on our YouTube channel for the last week!

It’s interesting to note what content people are watching – still the most popular videos are the two we have done for Vloedbos Holiday Farm (only 30km from Napier) having been viewed a total of 186 times.

Cowan Properties virtual tours are also popular on an ongoing basis – with three of their properties featuring in the top 10 list!

As always, XtremePro videos on their self-defense products are popular, as are the short videos of the Dorf Krug restaurant in Hermanus (Bavarian & German cuisine) and Mrs Robinson’s at the Red Windmill.

The Henhouse in Napier has also been getting attention – people looking for Easter Weekend accommodation, no doubt!

… and then there is the short piece on Struisbaai made over a year ago … maybe we need some more of those!

Do you want a bespoke video presentation for your business or products?
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