Shirley Sutherland and Cape Town Concert Brass Charity Performance

Join these famous artists in March for a special charity concert in Cape Town

Online PR News – 18-February-2010 – – Soprano Shirley Sutherland and acclaimed brass band Cape Town Concert Brass will be staging a one-night-only charity performance at the St James Auditorium in Kenilworth on 5 March 2010. Proceeds from this concert will go to Huis Luckhoff, a home for the aged in Rosebank, Cape Town.

Cape Town Concert Brass is a collection of amateur musicians configured as a traditional English Brass Band. Their repertoire varies from classical to jazz to arrangements of popular tunes. The band has its origins in the school orchestras of which many members were a part. Notably, most of the members of the Cape Town Concert Brass group were former brass pupils at Grey High School in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town's Bishops.

Shirley Sutherland matriculated from the Johannesburg School of Art, Drama, Music and Ballet. She then graduated from UCT with an Honours Degree in Music. She has also completed a National Higher Diploma in Opera (Cum Laude) at the Pretoria Technikon Opera School. Her many theatrical roles have included Tytania in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pamina in Mozart's Zauberflote, Mable in The Pirates of Penzance and Roxie in Chicago.

Huis Luckhoff has realised that donors enjoy activities or events as fundraisers which is why they fully support and encourage this initiative.

This wonderful performance starts at 19h30 on the 5th of March. Tickets are available for a donation of just R50 each. The concert is suitable for all ages and tickets can be purchased by calling 082 366 1342 or 021 685 6824. There are just 1400 unreserved seats and there is secure parking nearby.

Huis Luckhoff is a home for the elderly and indigent in Rosebank, Cape Town. The home is partially subsidised by the Department of Social Services, but there are major shortfalls. The money raised from this concert will be used for much-needed upgrades and repairs to the facilities, as well as to retain valuable nursing and care staff.

It's really easy to get involved and to make a difference. Non-financial ways to assist include joining the Donate an Hour Facebook page, and inviting your friends to join too, this costs nothing and helps to spread the word. Similarly, if you have a blog or Twitter account, you could help to spread the message by blogging about the cause.

Businesses and individuals are also encouraged to donate and to challenge their friends and colleagues to do the same. Details of how to make a donation via EFT are available on the Huis Luckhoff and Donate an Hour websites. While Donate an Hour encourages a donation equivalent to one billable hour, absolutely any donation would be greatly appreciated.