Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Sunday concert at Nederburg

Sundown, time for wine and music
The Nederburg Manor House, which now houses the Red Table Restaurant
Lynne with David Biggs and Gail Alswang, enjoying a glass of sherry
Pianist Philippus Hugo, Soprano Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi,  Cherile Adams and Dylan Tabisher of US Slagwerk/Percussion Duo on the small stage in the Manor house
A large as possible audience crammed into the small room
listening with rapt attention
The first song was a perfect rendition of Ave Maria, full of emotion, light and shade.
The marimba adds a very good melodic background to the classical music
and requires a lot of skill
The performers taking a bow after a really accomplished and wonderfully enjoyable and varied performance
The buffet supper included a seafood soup and a tomato soup, bread, small venison pies, mini pizzas, chicken kebabs,. And for dessert chocolate brownies, quarters of chocolate tarts, creme brûlée and parfaits.
A glass of Nederburg Sauvignon blanc with the seafood soup
A glass of Nederburg Winemaker’s Reserve shiraz with a plate of snacks
Some people found it warm enough to eat supper on the terrace
but we ate in the voorkamer, in front of the fire

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