The ever-popular musical spectacular, RMB Starlight Classics, is proud to announce that it will once again be returning to Johannesburg this September after a two-year hiatus.
The concert takes place over three nights, from 2 – 4 September 2022 at the Country Club Johannesburg in Auckland Park. This AfroSymphonic extravaganza, which has a legacy spanning the past 24 years, showcases both local and international top talent accompanied by a full classical orchestra.
RMB Starlight Classics concert goers are treated to a series of unique musical collaborations that blend the world of classical, opera, pop and rock while enjoying a picnic under the stars.
“As a supporter of the creative economy, RMB Starlight Classics has evolved over the past two decades to include young talent earmarked for stardom. It gives them unprecedented experience and learning opportunities alongside local and international luminaries,” says RMB’s Carolynne Waterhouse. “RMB Starlight Classics brings worthwhile change in the lives of talented artists, delivering on our passion for doing good business to create a better world.”
This year’s Johannesburg line-up includes:
- The debut Johannesburg appearance of the newly discovered Mzansi Tenors
- Internationally acclaimed vocalist and Britain’s Got Talent semifinalist, Belinda Davids
- Illustrious classical South African soprano back home from her international engagements, Vuvu Mpofu
- Multi-platinum selling and award-winning afro-soul superstar, Vusi Nova
- Sensational international musical theatre performer, Carmen Pretorius
- South Africa’s singing ambassadors, the Drakensberg Boys Choir
- Gifted young violinist, Pendo Masote, conducted by his father Kutlwano Masote
- One of South Africa’s leading dance companies, Moving into Dance Mophatong
- The Magical Phoenix Co. Orchestra
The event will once again be hosted and conducted by the legendary Maestro Richard Cock and crafted by award-winning director, Darren Hayward.
“By celebrating and unlocking talent in this uniquely AfroSymphonic musical showcase, RMB enables creativity, optimism and the power of possibility,” says Waterhouse.
Over the years the concerts have played host to leading superstars from South Africa and abroad; artists such as Johnny Clegg, Catherine Jenkins, Hugh Masekela, Joshua Bell, Pretty Yende (and her equally talented sister, Nombulelo), Sir James Galway, Lira, Mafikizolo, Vusi Mahlasela, Siyabonga Maqungo, Laurika Rauch, Lira, Riana Nel, the Mzansi Youth Choir, Gloria Bosman, the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir and countless more.
Limited tickets to the performance are available to the public via The Country Club Johannesburg and Richard Cock.
For more information visit Starlight Classics.