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  • Win TicketsWIN 4 tickets and a picnic hamper to the Carols by Candlelight show at any of the above mentioned botanical gardens. This competition is now closed. Congratulations to the winners!
  • Old Mutual Music in the GardensThe concerts alternate between Walter Sisulu and Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, and offer the public a totally unique way to experience our local artists.Read More
  • Old Mutual Music at the LakeHeld once a month on a Saturday or Sunday from February to December 2014 in the Durban Botanical Gardens, these open-air concerts cater for all music tastes.Read More
  • National Choir FestivalThe National Choir Festival is a national choral music competition, it takes place on 6 & 7 December 2014. Get your tickets now!

Old Mutual Music Concerts

Old Mutual sponsor music concerts  including Music at the LakeMusic in the Gardens and theNational Choir Festival. In breathtaking venues across the provinces, well known local artists take the stage performing old and new classics from their successful music careers.


The winners of the “win concert tickets and a picnic hamper to the Carols by Candlelight show” competition are:

  • Prakashinee Ramsay – Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Johannesburg
  • Erica Van Wyk – Pretoria Botanical Gardens
  • Dixon Naicker – Durban Botanical Gardens

Prize includes: 4 tickets to the show and a picnic hamper to the value of R500

Thank you all for entering the competition! Keep a look out for the next Do Great Things newletter for more competitions.

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November 13, 2014 After a momentous 2014 series, SAMA-nominated electro-swing act GoodLuck and award winning multi-instrumentalist, Jeremy Loops, will perform at the penultimate Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert at the Durban Botanic Gardens, on Saturday 22 November 2014, joined by The Kiffness and Rubber Duc. This power-packed line-up is sure to rev up the picturesque gardens during the latest installment of the popular picnic concerts at this important biodiversity landmark. GoodLuck’s album Creatures…
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November 12, 2014 The multiple-award winning Soweto Gospel Choir makes a rare appearance in Durban this December bringing some early Christmas cheer to the Old Mutual Music at the Lake Carols by Candlelight concert on Friday, 5 December at the Durban Botanic Gardens. Formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music, the 24-strong Soweto Gospel Choir will perform a carefully chosen medley of Christmas carols, as well as their classic…
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November 12, 2014 Swing City will treat Pretoria and Johannesburg to brassy swing jazz from the 1950s era of crooners, class and sophistication at this year’s Carols by Candlelight evenings.  Loyiso Bala, Nathan Roe and Graham Watkins, who make up the band Swing City, will serenade music lovers and ensure that the 2014 Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series ends on a high note. They will play at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens…
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October 14, 2014 Homegrown sounds to put a spring in Durban’s step. Sensational local singer-songwriter, Matthew Mole, is set to ignite the Durban Botanic Gardens on Sunday, 19 October 2014, when the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert series brings quality springtime vibes to eThekwini. Supporting Mole are Hot Water and Monark The Cape Town-born folk/electronica whizz’s debut album, The Home We Built, rocketed Mole to the top of the iTunes chart when it…
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August 28, 2014 Old Mutual will not renew its sponsorship of the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts for the upcoming season. When negotiating the new sponsorship agreement, we contracted with an independent sponsorship evaluation agency to assess the current market value of the Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset concerts. Although our offer was based on the fair value of this evaluation, the Curator of the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden declined our sponsorship proposal. We are immensely proud…
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August 27, 2014 Award winning South African band the Parlotones will perform at the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens on September 14. This will be the group’s first performance since lead singer Kahn Morbee’s operation. Morbee recently had polyps removed from his vocal chords. “We have the month of August off while Kahn recovers from his operation but we are very excited to be playing again,” says guitarist…
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June 20, 2014 Iconic musician Johnny Clegg and indie rockers Shortstraw will headline the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens concert at SANBI’s Pretoria National Botanical Garden on Sunday, 6 July 2014 as the country celebrates the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. “The 18th of July would have been Tata Madiba’s 96th birthday,” says Old Mutual sponsorship manager Bandile Mngoma. “While we as a nation were grief-stricken by his passing last December,…
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June 04, 2014 Gauteng’s young at heart are invited join in the 10th year anniversary celebration of the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s with Mi Casa and AKA. Old Mutual Music in the Gardens will host two very special concerts this June as part of these celebrations. Soulful deep house kingpins Mi Casa, the winners of multiple South African Music Awards and the darlings of dance floors nationwide, will perform with fellow afro-soul house…
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May 14, 2014 Experience the best music in the most beautiful and tranquil settings! It’s time to get the picnic baskets, blankets and friends together for a great musical experience in the most beautiful and tranquil settings as the 2014 season of The Old Mutual Music In The Gardens gets underway from May to November. Jimmy Dludu, The Muffinz, AKA, Reason, Johnny Clegg, Mi Casa, Donald, Mango Groove, Josie Field and Shortstraw are just some…
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April 10, 2014 Your continued patronage supports our local artists as well as this well renowned venue. Thank you for sharing your Sunday’s with us at yet another successful Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts series at Kirstenbosch!…
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