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Venue: Unitarian Church

Date: 1 April 2011

So this was round 2.

Our second event took place at the 100 year old Unitarian Church in Hout Street, in the heart of the city. A secret spot nestled between Cape Town’s famous Long and Loop streets, which if you blink, you might miss. It’s a real gem!

The word clearly got out after our first concerts because the term “packed to the rafters” comes to mind, and the artists on stage had no intention of leaving this over-capacity crowd disappointed. The virtuosic Nina Fourie-Gouws opened proceedings with a thunderous display of modern classical guitar playing, and showed why her star is very much on the rise. Next up was the new-art duo Mesmer who defies the concepts of genre and musical borders, and impressed with a versatility not often seen. Rounding off the all-female line-up was Caren van Heerden. Her ability to engulf the space around her with such a powerful voice, and yet stay delicate and fragile at the same time, is a remarkable talent indeed. She was accompanied by pianist Theunis Rossouw, with guest appearance by soprano Jessica Wells.

Featured artists:

Nina Fourie-Gouws


Caren van Heerden


Photography by Stefan Arno Möhl.