Music Notes 11 May 2017

Dear Music Parents

On Monday, 8 May we hosted the 8th annual Piano Festival. A number of schools were invited and participants included Rustenburg, Rondebosch, Herschel, Jan van Riebeeck, Stellenberg & Westerford. The works of composers such as Granados, Ravel, Gershwin, and South African composers, Peter Louis van Dijk and Alexander Johnson were performed. The performances were of an extremely high standard and the exceptional interpretation of the various works was a highlight.

Congratulations to Viktoria Fokkens from Westerford for winning the Judith Dernier Piano Prize. Her interpretation of Granados’ Allegro de Concierto was outstanding.  Tertia Visser Downie, parent of Kaitlin (Gr 11) was the guest speaker/performer and was assisted by Bridget and Petri Salonen, parents of Mia (Gr 10). Her wonderful presentation of the various composers was received very positively.

Photographer: Mia Salonen

I would like to promote our Combined Musical Showcase with the Junior School on Tuesday, 16 May in the Kemp Hall. Tickets are R35 and can be booked online at or purchased at the door (should there be any left). Tickets are selling very fast.

It promises to be a wonderful evening with performances by the Junior and Senior Choir, String Ensemble and Orchestra of the Junior School;  the Orchestra, Jazz Combo, String Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Rock Band and Jazz Band of the High School. There will be two combined items at the end. I hope to see everyone on the 16th   

Jaco Goosen

Head of Music


Upcoming Events

Sans Souci Facets Festival


Thursday, 11 May


Sans Souci

Marimba Festival

Savuyisa Senior

Friday, 12 May


Baxter Hall

Combined Concert Rehearsal

Monday, 15 May


Chamber Choir & Orchestra

Kemp Hall

Combined Musical Showcase

Tuesday, 16 May


Kemp Hall