The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company and Born to Perform collaborate for three shows only

WINNER: Richard Stirton, winner of The Voice SA will perform at A Night with the Stars.

Building on the success of their dynamic collaboration last year, the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company (JYOC) joins forces once again with Born to Perform for three shows only.

The show, A Night with the Stars takes place at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City from 19 to 21 May, in a celebration of vibrant young talent.

JYOC is a full symphony orchestra and is, without doubt, one of Jozi’s hidden treasures, made up of more than 70 young musicians who have delivered quality performances since their inception more than 20 years ago.

Add to this mix, the incredible talent of the Born to Perform youngsters who are now firmly established on the entertainment scene following their previous gala concerts, and you have a two-hour concert that’s accessible, fun, unexpected, edgy and emotional, while giving the audience a sensory symphonic experience of music and vocal excellence at its best.

Richard Stirton, the hugely popular winner of The Voice SA, and Tima Reece who exploded back on the music scene at the end of last year with her comeback album 9, both add their voices to further enhance the concerts as guest artists, thus ensuring a non-stop journey of pure delight for old and young.

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The concert repertoire is full of surprises that range from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to John Williams and Coldplay, from Fleur East and Jess Glynne to Queen.

In keeping with the focus on youth in the arts, included in A Night with the Stars will be the stunning teenage aerialist Lelethu Mda who will delight the audience with her dexterity.

Emcee for the concerts will be Catherine Coetzer, a 21-year old, up-and-coming comedian who goes by the stage name Awkward Cathy.

The show will be produced and directed by maestro extraordinaire Bryan Schimmel and Gemma Marinus and conducted by Eddie Clayton.

“The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company provides young people across the board with access to top class music education and a platform to experience the joy and discipline of working in a symphonic ensemble,” Schimmel commented.

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