The 16th Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival 2020 ~ 21 – 24 May ~ Cancelled due to a virus we will chat about for a while.
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Tickets for the 2020 Greyton Genadendal Classics For All will be available on Computicket and at the Greyton Info office – email@example.com.
From 21 to 24 May 2020 the charming villages of Greyton and Genadendal in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountains in the Overberg will come alive with the magical sound of classical music. This intimate and fun festival of classical music is one of the most popular festivals in the Western Cape. The atmosphere always is food for the soul. Wherever you go, there will be music.
Every May it is that time of the year again when the charming villages of Greyton and Genadendal in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountains in the Overberg come alive with the magical sounds of classical music. Come to see why this intimate and fun festival of classical music is one of the most popular festivals in the Western Cape. The atmosphere will be food for the soul. Wherever you go music will be permeating – busking at the market, a flash mob on Saturday morning; violin, guitar, piano, opera in the restaurants.
Every year the Classics for All Greyton Genadendal Music Festival brings so much Joy to so many music lovers! It showcases some of the best musicians and music talent South Africa has to offer.
MESSAGE FROM FESTIVAL DIRECTOR COENIE VISSER
In a survey we did at the 2019 Classics for All festival, we were surprised to find that more than 80% of the respondents heard about the festival via “word of mouth”.
This is good news – it means that people talk about the Classics for All festival. They talk about the quality of the performances, presented in two beautiful villages at the foot of the Sonderend Mountains, the sense of intimacy that this small, ‘no frills’ festival brings, the friendliness of the Greytonians and ‘Genalers’, and the opportunity to share the love of classical music with friends, many of whom have been coming to the festival for many years.
The ethos of the festival is to inspire and connect people of all ages through extraordinary performances, community engagement and music education. Classics for All not only brings the crème de la crème of South Africa’s classical music talents to our audiences, but also serves as a significant platform for the development of young and up-and-coming artists.
We also give back to our communities. A workshop for choir masters of the various choirs in our area was sponsored by Classics for All. More of these workshops are planned for 2020. At this year’s festival there will also be a flute workshop for the children in our villages. We are also proud of the fact that the Berea Moravian Primary School choir, the Classics for All beneficiary, will have the opportunity to share the stage with well-known artists at the gala concert of the festival.
My special thanks goes to the loyal and new sponsors and donors, our main sponsor The Rupert Foundation in particular, who help us sustain a festival that has positioned itself as the Overberg’s signature classical music festival, an important fixture on the Western Cape cultural calendar. Thank you to the Classics for All committee who allow me the luxury of managing the festival all the way from Thailand. And lastly, thank you to the people of Greyton and Genadendal who have embraced this ‘Festival for Everyone’ and who have supported the concerts for so many years.
We have a fabulous line-up of artists this year, and the 2020 Classics for All festival will no doubt, as in previous years, delight both visitors and locals alike.
Now kick back and enjoy four days of dazzling performances. Do some wine and beer tastings, browse the art galleries and gift shops, visit the historical Genadendal Church Square and indulge in the delicious country fare on offer at the restaurants and street cafes.
I truly believe that this year’s Festival will be ‘the best one ever!’