Featuring live orchestral performances of South African and International Music, RMB Starlight Classics comes to you with a twist.
Recorded just two weeks before South Africa went into lockdown, this Afro-Symphonic experience under African skies features artists such as:
- Afro Soul star, Amanda Black
- Expresso host, Katlego Maboe
- Lead of Phantom of the Opera, Jonathan Roxmouth
- Berlin State Opera sensation, Siyabonga Maqungo
- Operatic soprano, Nombulelo Yende
- Winner of Interkultur Virtual Choir Games, Mzansi Youth Choir
- And Instagram viral star, Likhey Booi
The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Richard Cock, provide the musical backdrop for this concert, hosted at the Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West.
Watch to see behind-the-scenes interviews and more insights by Richard, all filmed at the Country Club Johannesburg, Auckland Park, the venue where Starlight Classics WOULD have been presented in September 2020.
This 2020 online version of RMB Starlight Classics features:
- Multi award-winning Afro-soul sensation, Amanda Black, singing her hit song Amazulu and Whitney Houston’s Olympic anthem One Moment in Time alongside Vuyisile Mdlophane, from The Voice South Africa
- Jonathan Roxmouth singing the hit song from the musical, The Phantom of the Opera, All I Ask of You together with classical soprano, Nombulelo Yende and the much-loved Billy Joel sing-along Piano Man
- Classical tenor, Siyabonga Maqungo singing Franz Lehár’s Freunde Das Leben and a medley from The Lion King
- Television personality, Katlego Maboe, teams up with Jonathan Roxmouth to sing Donny Hathaway’s A Song for You and with Bongani Khubeka to sing a unique crossover version of Don McLean’s Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
- A young social media singing sensation, Likhey Booi sings South African music legends, Letta Mbulu & Caiphus Semenya’s hit song Music In the Air
- The dynamic Mzansi Youth Choir give their own African twist to Miley Cyrus’ hit song The Climb
Even in the face of a global pandemic, the show must go on – and we await the time when the coronavirus is but a distant memory, RMB Starlight Classics can return to its original format, offering a truly unique AfroSymphonic experience to thousands of loyal followers – and a generation of new fans – under African skies, once more.