Hessequa Harmonie


Acclaimed and World-class Musicians are making their way to Heidelberg WC to participate in the Hessequa Harmony Classical Music Festival
The Hessequa Harmony Classical Music Festival will be held for the second time and it will take place in Heidelberg in the Western Cape.
Hessequa is known as the area that reaches from the west of the Breede River to just east of the Goukou River. The name Hessequa means “The people of the trees” and it refers to the Khoi-khoi group that once resided in this area.
Music lovers from Riversdale, Still Bay and Jongensfontein, Albertinia, Riviersonderend, Swellendam, Robertson, George, Mosselbay, Hermanus, Somerset-west, Stellenbosch and Cape Town have attended last year’s very successful Festival.
This area has a very rich literary and related artistical history therefore the idea was born to launch a Classical Music Festival.
This Festival focuses on the power of inclusivity that stems from the power of this music and the important role it fulfills. This weeklong music festival will include chamber- and folk music, opera,as well as performances by local choirs and brass instrument ensembles.
The plan is to also present and launch a continuous project that involves choirs in the Hessequa region.
The Hessequa Harmony programme is filled with acclaimed world-class musicians and outstanding local performers.
Niël Rademan, the Executive Director of this Festival is extremely excited and proudly presents the artists that will be performing.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 19h00-BLONDES PLAY (Town Hall) R120pp
Elna van der Merwe (piano) and Zorada Temmingh (piano) as the famous and very well known “Blondes” will be performing together with Janel Speelman (Soprano) and Niël Rademan (Baritone) the works of Chopin, Liszt as well as music from the Sound of Music.

Thursday, 19h00 – IT TAKES 3 TO TANGO (Town Hall) R120pp
Suzanne Martens (violin), Peter Martens (cello) and Elna van der Merwe (piano)

Friday, 27 September 11h00 – WOORD EN KLANK (WORDS AND SOUND) (Town Hall) R120pp
Nic de Jager (actor) and the Marimba Orchestra (Rural Arts Network) conducted by Betsie Ryke and Reagan Diedericks
Anmari van der Westhuizen (Cello) Megan-Geoffrey Prins (piano)

Saturday, 28 September 9h30 – BREL FOR BREAKFAST (Delish) R200pp Breakfast included
Niël Rademan (baritone) and Lucas Heinen (piano)

Saturday, 28 September 19h00 – FINAL GALA CONCERT (Town Hall) R120pp
Toccata in D-minor (J. S. Bach) & Toccata of the 5th Symphony (Charles-Marie Widor) & songs from various musicals
Zorada Temmingh (Organ), Rachel Steyn (Organ) & The Young Shepherd (Brass orchestra), Johannes van Staden-Slabbert (Tenor) & Raimondo from Staden-Slabbert (baritone)

Sunday, 29 September 12h00 – FESTIVAL TABLE (Skeerhok Roadside stall) R200pp
Delicious Traditional Lunch – Book at 071 690 8421

During the weeklong programme delicious snacks, coffee and tea will be available before and after the performances for the whole week.
Bookings can be made at bookings@heidelberginfo.co.za / 072 091 3510/079 697 1574
Feel free to contact the CEO directly: niel.rademan@gmail.com
Book today for the complete programme as well as accommodation in the quaint Heidelberg Hotel and Guest Houses.
Complete packages are available for all 6 the performances at R700 instead of R800. This is a not to be missed occasion for lovers of classical music. Tickets are very high in demand. Of the 12 packages for the festival only a few is left and the buyers of these packages have already booked accommodation for the whole duration of the festival at the quaint Heidelberg Hotel and surrounding Guest Houses.