Old Mutual sponsor music concerts in Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg. The series includes Music at the Lake, Music in the Gardens and the National 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.
September 22, 2015
Popular Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo will get spirits soaring this summer at the Old Mutual Music at the Lake picnic concert on Sunday, 18 October 2015, at Durban’s scenic botanical gardens.
Music lovers are invited to come and experience why this multiple South African Music Award-winning act has sold more than a million records and is still going strong, almost 20 years after the release of their self-titled debut album.
As ambassadors for…
September 10, 2015
A musical showdown is expected at the Orient Theatre in East London this weekend when the Eastern Cape leg of 2015 Old Mutual National Choir Festival takes place on Saturday, 12 September.
Nine choirs in the standard and large categories, respectively, will compete for regional honours and a chance to compete at the national finals in what promises to be an intense competition between the province’s top vocal talents.
The choirs competing…
September 02, 2015
The Gauteng regional leg of the 2015 Old Mutual National Choir Festival takes place this Sunday, 06 September, at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus in the Imbizo Hall. 12 standard category choirs and 4 large category choirs will be taking part in the competition.
According to Bandile Mngoma, Old Mutual Sponsorship Manager, “This competition is a memorable experience for participants and audiences alike. Every year it raises the bar as…
August 03, 2015
Simon Estes Alumni Choir will represent the Western Cape in the finals of the Old Mutual National Choir Festival in Bloemfontein on 12 and 13 December 2015.
Competing choirs treated audiences to a very high standard of choral music at the regional competition, held on Sunday at the University of the Western Cape. Simon Estes Alumni Choir from Cape Town secured their place in the standard category at the national finals,…
July 15, 2015
More than 120 choirs registered to participate in the 2015 Old Mutual National Choir Festival are invited to attend free countrywide workshops to prepare them for the singing battle ahead.
“The workshops are valuable in that they build choirs’ confidence and help them to become more comfortable with the prescribed music pieces,” says Bandile Mngoma, sponsorships manager at Old Mutual.
Choirs are encouraged to send their music directors and soprano, alto, tenor…
July 08, 2015
It’s winter, but it’s warm in Durbs… the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert on Sunday, 19 July 2015, featuring Prime Circle, is the perfect occasion to soak up the balmy winter sun at the Durban Botanic Gardens.
The Witbank rockers will be supported on the day by the equally sizzling Johannesburg indie rock band Shortstraw.
These regular open-air picnic concerts have become a popular local drawcard, enabling Durbanites to enjoy…
June 02, 2015
The 5th season of the winter series, Old Mutual Music in the Gardens, will again feature the hottest names in South African music between June and November. Held in the idyllic Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden and Pretoria National Botanical Garden, the series will ensure that you and your family stay toasty while the temperatures dip this Winter.
From Jaziel Brothers, Simphiwe Dana and Freshlyground through to Shortstraw, The Parlotones and…
May 27, 2015
Large and standard choirs from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland have until April 30 to audition for a spot in this year’s Old Mutual National Choir Festival (NCF), now in its 38th year..
To be considered for this year’s competition, choirs are required to record two pieces, one Western and one African. One piece can be sung acapella and the other accompanied.
“The search is on for Southern Africa’s finest…
May 05, 2015
After selling out their Old Mutual Music on the Lake gig last year, Gangs of Ballet are returning to the Durban Botanic Gardens for a special Mother’s Day picnic concert on Sunday, 10 May 2015.
This Durban band is now a three-piece, after bass player Hardus de Beer left to focus on his career as a chiropractor. But their sound is no less electrifying, and their loyal home crowd is expected…
April 01, 2015
He’s a music mogul, dreamer, entrepreneur, performer and style icon... not to mention a platinum-selling house artist. It’s none other than Zakes Bantwini, who will be firing up his home crowd at the Durban Botanic Gardens on Sunday, 12 April 2015.
This afternoon of sophisticated dance music forms part of the Old Mutual Music at the Lake season of concerts at the city’s famed gardens, which have become a popular weekend…