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  • The Best of Choir FestivalsThe National Choir Festival is the oldest and prestigious choral music competition which will be taking place from 6 August through to 10 October 2016. Tickets on sale!Read More
  • Music at the LakeHeld once a month on a Saturday or Sunday from February to December in the Durban Botanical Gardens, these open-air concerts cater for all music tastes.Read More
 

Old Mutual Music Concerts


Old Mutual is the proud sponsor of  both Old Mutual Music at the Lake and the National Choir Festival.

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake concerts are a splendid way to relax into a Sunday evening in Durban. Set in the Durban Botanical Gardens, the series promises you great music in the surrounds of a picturesque lake setting, beneath a canopy of majestic old trees.

Held once a month on a Saturday or Sunday from February to December 2016, these open-air concerts cater for all music tastes, from rock, funk and folk to philharmonic orchestral grooves.

The Old Mutual National Choir Festival

The Old Mutual National Choir Festival is a national choral music competition conducted at district and regional/provincial level culminating in a National Final. It is an annual event that runs from January to December. Old Mutual has given financial backing for this project since 1988.

The name National Choir Festival (NCF) is widely recognised as a brand of its own in the choral music fraternity. The project goes beyond the borders of South Africa, with choirs from Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland joining South African choirs in this exciting music development venture.

It is considered to be the biggest and best of the choir festivals and draws attendants and fans from all over the country and SADC region.


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September 08, 2016 What better way to ease into Spring than to head outdoors and enjoy local musos pouring out their beats, as you lounge on the lawn and sip a glass of wine in the beautiful Durban Botanical Gardens. Back by popular demand, Mi Casa returns to the Old Mutual Music at the Lake stage following a successful international tour. The award-winning band will be performing alongside KwaZulu-Natal duo, Easy Freak on…
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June 30, 2016 International blues maestro Dan Patlansky and acclaimed artist Albert Frost will bring the party to the Durban Botanic Gardens on Sunday, 17 July when the blues meets rock as part of the popular Old Mutual Music at the Lake series. Whether you are into blues or rock, the experience is guaranteed to be a sizzling mix of electrifying world-class music, pleasant weather, sub-tropical flora and a great crowd. Dan Patlansky, fresh from…
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April 25, 2016 If you want to show your mom just how much she means to you this Mother's Day, you could go with the usual gifts like flowers, chocolates or maybe even breakfast in bed. However, if you want to make the day more special, you could get the family together, pack a picnic basket and treat her to a beautiful afternoon of music at the Durban Botanic Gardens on Sunday, 8…
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March 30, 2016 Diarise Sunday, April 3, when one of South Africa’s most popular music groups, The Parlotones, take the stage at the magnificent Durban Botanical Gardens. This special performance by the country’s most loved rock band announces the first show of “The Parlotones Orchestrated” tour. The tour will see the band take their hits to venues across the country in a scintillating display of contemporary yet classical versions of their extensive discography, together with…
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March 01, 2016 Multi award-winning hip-hop supremo AKA is set to headline the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert on Sunday, 6 March at the Durban Botanic Gardens. The artist will perform alongside East Coast Radio DJ Zaba, offering what organisers tout as 'a captivating escape from reality. This is the 'Baddest’ rapper’s debut performance at the Durban Concert Series and he expressed excitement to be able to bring his music to the…
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February 10, 2016 Old Mutual Music at the Lake is lighting up the silver screen this Valentine’s Day, treating Durban film enthusiasts to the best of Hollywood in the city’s most magical outdoor venue, the Durban Botanic Garden.  If you loved the box office hit, Love Actually, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to see it again under a canopy of stars on Saturday, 13 February 2016.  A warm, witty movie…
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December 14, 2015 To thunderous applause from 4 000 choral music enthusiasts, KwaZulu-Natal’s SA Singers clinched the coveted title of the best choir at the 38th Old Mutual National Choir Festival this past weekend. More than 22 of Southern Africa’s top choirs focused on lifting the beauty of song to new heights as they competed for top honours in the Festival, held this year at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein. As the…
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December 09, 2015 The Durban Botanic Gardens celebrates the festive season with the popular Old Mutual Carols by Candlelight Concert on Friday, December 11. Durban families and friends can look forward to an enchanting evening of carols and community spirit. Stock up on delicious festive picnic treats at the night market, light a candle and sing along to a unique medley of Christmas carols by the Durban Men’s Choir and local acoustic artist, Gavin…
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November 30, 2015 Visit this page to live-stream all of the action from the 2015 Old Mutual National Choir Festival, live, via Old Mutual Live between 12:00 and 19:00 on 13 December 2015. [advanced_iframe securitykey="9c36a2af79a6dd139ad50c693814cc64b2825244" src="http://iono.fm/embed/stream/prov/222" width="100%" height="80"] Please note that the live-stream above will only be active between 12:00 and 19:00 on 13 December 2015.  You can also download and listen in via the Old Mutual App. Looking for more National Choir Festival content?  Check out the…
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November 30, 2015 Ticket sales for the 2015 National Choir Festival (NCF) finals are now open at Computicket. The NCF finals take place at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein on 12 and 13 December 2015. Be sure also to not miss the live broadcast from the finals on Old Mutual Live between 12:00 and 19:00 on 13 December 2015. Old Mutual Live is Old Mutual's digital radio station and brings you live…
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