Kloof and Durban

We present a monthly concert on the last Thursday of each month at St Agnes Church in Kloof.

The annual Christmas Concert with Richard Cock, also at St Agnes, will be on Wednesday 21 December.  Further details below.  

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The CD 'Christopher Duigan plays Chopin' is available at all concerts in weeks coming plus

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Christopher Duigan  with the 'Gypsy Strings' Quartet
Thursday 24 November 7:30 pm  
St Agnes Church, Kloof  

Book at St Agnes Church Office 031 764 2037 or booking@musicrevival.co.za

Players of the ‘Gypsy Strings’ including Ralitza Macheva (leader of the popular Baroque 2000) join Christopher Duigan (piano) in a festive ‘end of year’ concert.   They play their own arrangements for string quartet and piano including:
‘Eine Kleine Nachtmuzik’ - Mozart ‘The Blue Danube’ Waltz and ‘Radetsky March’ - Strauss plus ragtime by Scott Joplin,French cafe classics, and tangos including the 'Scent of a Woman" tango 'Por una cabeza', for an entertaining evening. 



Don't miss these  PIETERMARITZBURG  concerts ...


Beethoven's musical output is often conveniently divided into three periods. In the first he uses the language of Viennese classicism established by earlier composers, above all Haydn and Mozart, with the emphasis on clarity, restraint, and balance. In the second period he moves beyond the conventions of classicism and writes with a bolder, more personal tone, often with very powerful surges toward moods of triumph, tragedy and transformation. In the third period, the earlier urgency gives way to moods that have been described by words such as ‘interior’, ‘contemplative’ and ‘visionary’. Christopher Duigan plays three sonatas from the canon of Beethoven's 32 Piano Sonatas that represent each of these periods: the light-hearted Sonata in F Op 10 No 2, the popular 'Moonlight' Sonata Op 27 no 2 and the Sonata in E Op 109 . Music by German romantic composers, who were highly influenced by Beethoven's legacy, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, complete the selection. 

THURSDAY 27 October 7:30 pm

Secure Parking
Tickets: R100  
Booking : St Agnes 031 764 2037 or booking@musicrevival.co.za

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This concert also on Sunday morning  25 September at the Tatham Art Gallery in PIETERMARITZBURG ...

Christopher Duigan (piano), Junnan Sun (clarinet) and Aristide du Plessis (cello), join forces as the Trio Frontier for a concert at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg at 11.30 am on Sunday, September 25.

The programme will include: the Clarinet Sonata by Saint-Saens, Trio Op 11 and Cello Sonata Op 69 by Beethoven, music by Brahms, JS Bach and Bella-Kovacs and the evergreen The Swan from Carnival of the Animals.

Tickets for the Tatham concert, which is part of the Music Revival series, are R80. Book at Music Revival at 083 417 4473 (sms) or email chris@fotag.co.za
There is secure parking next to the gallery and Café Tatham will be open from 10am.

Chopin Dinner Concert at Christopher Duigan's home studio in PIETERMARITZBURG Friday 30 September.  See the KZN Midlands page for details ...



the Hilton Arts Festival 16 - 18 September!

View our KZN Midlands page or www.hiltonfestival.co.za. 


Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival in association with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra present  

KZN Philharmonic play Beethoven in kloof

with CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN (piano), JUNNAN SUN (clarinet) and DANIEL WALSHAW (conductor)
Thursday 30 June 2016   7:30 pm
St Agnes Church, Abelia Rd - KLOOF
Programme includes the Symphony No 2 and Piano Concerto No 3 by Beethoven,  plus the Adagio from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.

Tickets: R150 includes refreshments at interval
BOOKING: St Agnes Church 031 764 2037          

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, based in Durban and widely regarded as the premier orchestra on the African continent, will play a superb concert in Kloof in June at St Agnes Church, Kloof.  They orchestra, slightly reduced to 40 players in order to be accommodated in this intimate setting,  play two magnificent works by Ludwig van Beethoven; the youthful, celebratory Symphony No 2 and the Piano Concerto No 3. The concert is presented in association with Christopher Duigan's Music Revival  as part of their monthly concert series staged at the venue.

Christopher Duigan, regarded as one of South Africa's foremost concert pianists, is the soloist in the piano concerto, one of the composers most noble compositions. American Daniel Walshaw, who also acts as the orchestra's Artistic Administrator,  conducts the orchestra.  Principal Clarinet of the orchestra, Junnan Sun will be the featured  soloist in the serene 'Adagio' from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, as popularised in the film ‘Out of Africa’.  A superb musical experience awaits..

Tickets for this concert  at the St Agnes Church on Thursday 30 June at 7:30 pm are R150. Booking is essential. To book call St Agnes Church 031 764 2037 or email booking@musicrevival.co.za.


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Music of Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky with Joanna Frankel (violin) and Christopher Duigan (piano)

Get ready for some drama this winter concert! Joanna Frankel and Christopher Duigan tackle a grand selection of violin sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven (his dramatic Sonata in C minor op 30) and melancholic violin melodies by Tchaikovsky.

Joanna Frankel is the concertmaster of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra based in Durban.  Performances in recent months with Christopher Duigan have included those at the JHB International Mozart Festival, the Marriott Classic Music Festival in  Franschhoek, at Bouchard Finlayson in Hermanus and performances  throughout the KZN Midlands region.

Tuesday 31 May 20167:30 pm
St Agnes Church, Abelia Rd - KLOOF

R100 includes refreshments at interval
Includes music by Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky
BOOKING: St Agnes Church 031 746 2037  or booking@musicrevival.co.za



FRIENDS OF MUSIC, Durban present
David Salleras – (Spain) Saxophone with Christopher Duigan –  Piano

Christopher Duigan is a Steinway artist and a leading South African concert pianist. His collaboration with Salleras on the concert stage and recording studio dates back to 20012.

David Salleras is regarded as one of the world's leading contemporary classical saxophone players. He has attracted international attention through his fluency in a variety of musical styles.  

Music by  IIturralde • Morricone • Duigan • Salleras • Matitia • Piazzola

The programme includes a selection of original compositions by Christopher Duigan fromINDIGO and the new CD MIDNIGHT BLUE which is to be launched at this concert.

TUESDAY March 15 at 19h30
Durban Jewish Centre, 44 K E Masinga (Old Fort) Road, Durban.

For more information visit http://www.friendsofmusic.co.za

Both CDs INDIGO and MIDNIGHT BLUE will be available for purchase.




KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Season 2016  presents Concert 5   
Durban City Hall, Anton Lembede St - Durban

March 17 2016 :  7:30pm

Conductor:  James Ross
Soloist:  David Salleras (saxophone)
Soloist : Christopher Duigan (piano)
Soloist : Stephane Pechaux (percussion)
Gershwin : American in Paris
Gershwin : Rhapsody in Blue
Yoshimatsu : Saxophone Concerto, op. 59, “Cyber Bird”
Gershwin : Porgy and Bess – A Symphonic Picture



Thursday 25 FEBRUARY at 7:30 pm  
St Agnes Church, Kloof
Secure parking

Tickets R100 includes refreshments.
Booking is essential for catering purposes :  ST AGNES CHURCH 031 7462037  or MUSIC REVIVAL 083 417 4473 (sms)  or

Christopher Duigan plays a magnificent selection of music by two of the greatest Romantic poet virtuosos of the piano; Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt. Duigan includes a selection of music including the popular Ballade No 3, Waltz in A minor, 3 Etudes from Op. 10 by Chopin with a selection of music by Liszt including the beguiling Concert-Etude ‘Un sospiro’.



The KZN Philharmonic Play Mozart in Kloof!

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
KZN Philharmonic Orchestra to play Mozart in Kloof
Thursday 28 January 7:30 pm
St Agnes, Kloof

Booking Essential - St Agnes Church Office 031 764 2037

The celebrated KZN Philharmonic Orchestra play for the opening concert of Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival monthly concert series next Thursday 28 January in Kloof.  This magnificent all-Mozart programme will see the orchestra playing in a chamber format, without conductor, in the atmospheric St Agnes Church in Abelia Road.  The programme features Concertmaster and popular soloist Joanna Frankel (violin) in the Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major and Christopher Duigan (piano) in the Piano Concerto No. 12.  Both works are scored for strings with oboes and French horns.   Completing the  programme is Mozart’s Symphony No. 15 and  the evergreen serenade ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'.

Tickets for this unique concert that sees the orchestra on a regional excursion to Kloof are R120 including refreshments at interval. Booking is essential as places are limited.  To book call Wendy at St Agnes Church Office 031 764 2037.  There is secure parking.  The concert starts at 7:30 pm on Thursday 28 January. 



To celebrate the coming festive season, the Italian Consulate General of Johannesburg and the Italian Institute of Culture in collaboration with the Friends of the Tatham Art Gallery and Christopher Duigan’s Music Revival present two gala opera performances to remember:

Sunday 13th December
Durban - the Italian Club, 5:00pm

Monday 14th December
Pietermaritzburg - Tatham Art Gallery, 7:30pm

Entrance is free for both events.

LA MUSICA DELL’ITALIANO includes a feast of Italian operatic highlights, duets and ensembles from La Boheme, Barber of Seville, La Traviata and other operas, plus music by Leoncavallo, Puccini, Mozart and Verdi. An additional element of seasonal Christmas music will also be included.

Featured in this gala event are Cape Town-based soloists Beverly Chiat (soprano) and Violina Anguelov (mezzo-soprano). Both graduates of UCT Opera School, Chiat and Anguelov have maintained busy careers on major opera stages and as sought-after oratorio soloists with major orchestras nationally.

Standard Bank Young Artist for Music 2014, baritone Njabulo Madlala, based in London, joins them on stage, together with tenor Sipho Fubesi, a graduate of UCT and the Royal Northern College of Music with an international career. The singers are supported and accompanied by acclaimed musical director and pianist Christopher Duigan.

Entrance is free but booking is essential.
Booking for the Durban performance:   RSVP to the Italian Institute of Culture iicpretoria@esteri.it  
Alternatively: Honorary Consulate of Italy in Durban  083/456 0131

Booking for the Pietermaritzburg performancebooking@musicrevival.co.za
Alternatively: Tatham Art Gallery Shop  033/392 2828 (between 10am and 4pm Tuesday to Friday only)



Enjoy a traditional Christmas gathering with carols, words and song with 'Carols for Christmas' with Richard Cock   This traditional Christmas gathering offers an ideal opportunity to join family and friends in the seasonal spirit. South Africa's music maestro Richard Cock has become known as 'Mr Music' through his generous and friendly manner of bringing people together, uplifting spirits, sharing the joy of music.   In this special event Richard Cock is not only host for the evening, but will lead the audience in singing favourite Carols, present readings, both sacred and secular, and will also sing his favourite popular Christmas songs! He will encourage the audience, in his own generous way, to raise the roof  in the singing of carols.  Additional musical delights will be provided by pianist Christopher Duigan and one of South Africa’s rising stars on the musical horizon, Cape Town  tenor  Lukhanyo Moyake  who sings 'O Holy Night’ and other religious material.

7:30 pm
St Agnes Church, KLOOF
TICKETS: R120   include refreshments at interval  
Booking - St Agnes Church, Kloof  031 764 2037 or  email booking@musicrevival.co.za  
Secure Parking  

Also on ...
WEDNESDAY  9 DECEMBER - Amber Valley    Amber Valley Residents and their guests only.
FRIDAY  11 DECEMBER    7:30 pm Church of the Ascension, HILTON

Two superb voices gather for a glamorous evening at various venues in KZN. Celebrated mezzo Violina Anguelov is joined by long-time colleague Beverley Chiat (soprano) in a superb and entertaining selection of opera duets and arias. They have delighted audiences nation-wide together for many years.  Expect spectacular performances from ‘Carmen’, La Boheme’, ‘Rigoletto’, ‘La Traviata’, folk songs,  and several comic moments (including the ‘ Cat Duet’) in this beautifully styled and created programme. Christopher Duigan accompanies at the piano.
Thursday 26 November  at 7:30 pm
St Agnes, Kloof  
R100 includes refreshments  
Booking: St Agnes Booking 031 764 2037

Also on ..
Friday 27 November at 7:30 pm 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone    MUSIC REVIVAL’S 18th BIRTHDAY PARTY
Wednesday 25 November at 7:00pm - Amber Valley   Amber Valley Residents and their guests only.

Accommodation generously sponsored by Fountains B&B





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CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES - Christopher Duigan (piano)  Thursday 30 July 7:30 pm
St Agnes Church, Kloof

Duigan’s performance  titled  'Classical Masterpieces'  includes WA Mozart’s  popular Piano Sonata in A major 'Alla turca’, music by Johannes Brahms, FJ  Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven's  Piano Sonata op 31 ‘The Tempest’ . This sonata was supposedly inspired by Shakespeare's  play of the same name, according to  Beethoven’s  biographer and secretary Anton Schindler. It is also known as 'Der Sturm' or 'The Storm'.    It s widely acknowledged as one of Beethoven’s great masterpieces.  Duigan, regarded os one of South Africa’s versatile and prolific  concert pianists, is a Steinway Artist and has maintained a busy schedule of concerts, recitals and concerto performances nationally for more than 24 years.


THURSDAY 25 JUNE    7:30PM  

Spanish virtuoso David Salleras (saxophone) returns to Kloof for the launch of the much-anticipated CD of original music from Christopher Duigan, INDIGO. With Christopher Duigan at the piano  he plays selections from their CD, INDIGO in addition to world music from Spain and Argentina, plus film music.  Star Durban-born soprano Bronwen Forbay and The Lonestar Vocal Quartet from Texas, USA sing Brahms’ Liebesliederwalzer and music by Lehar and Strauss in the other half of the concert. Bronwen is joined by Jamie Van Eyck (mezzo), Randall Amsted (tenor),  Christian Bester (baritone) and Kaju Lee (piano) .  Dont miss this  extraordinary double-bill!

TOGETHER AGAIN JAMES GRACE AND CHRISTOPHER  DUIGAN     Acclaimed SA musicians Christopher  Duigan and James Grace will be joining forces once again to create a unique evening of music. Both are noted for the individual profiles they enjoy on major concert stages as well as on-air playlists (ClassicFM and Fine Music Radio). 

Their programme together however includes many of their own duo arrangements and improvisations on pop melodies, jazz standards,  Latin milongas and Spanish classics. Their session this time will  include Over The Rainbow, Fields of Gold, Angel, plus Spain, La Vida Breve, Libertango and individual guitar and piano solos.   Duigan’s own composition, Indigo, a favourite at any Duigan and Grace concert, will complete the programme.

GATEWAY, Umhlanga
 L'Apertivo Venue
 9 Aurora Drive  (Behind Royal Palm Hotel)


With Christopher Duigan - piano.

This superb selection, including of many of the worlds most loved melodies, offers insight into a unique intersection where popular and classical music meet in the concert hall.  Christopher Duigan gleans from his vast and varied repertoire  classical compositions that show  influence of popular music, and  popular piano music  written for a concert pianist!  From classics rooted in folk dances (Chopin’s Mazurkas and Polonaise), unashamedly  popular melodies  (Beethoven's Fur Elise, Handel's Harmonious  Blacksmith and Liszt’s Liebestraume),  to Spanish Romances, English Country Gardens, Dizzy Fingers, the evergreen Nola, and The Warsaw Concerto.  A fascinating and entertaining mix that is not to be missed.

Kloof, St Agnes Church - Thursday 30 April 7:30 pm

Durban Girls College in association with Christopher Duigan's MUSIC REVIVAL present

In a programme of music by Mozart,  Gershwin,  Elgar, Ravel and Ginastera. 
Prelude Performers from DGC Music Department

Thursday 23 April at 7:30 pm
The New Functions  Room  at Durban Girls College

A graduate of the famed Julliard School of Music in New York, Frankel  currently divides her time between her role as concert-master of  South Africa's premier Concert Orchestra and  obligations as part of  Carnegie Hall's Young Artists programme "The Academy' in New York.  Duigan,  a familiar name in South African concert circuit, and in particular in KZN due to his groundbreaking work as piano and concert entrepreneur, holds the rare honor of being selected as a Steinway Artist (one of six pianists in South African history)  and one of the most prolific concert pianists in South Africa.



Tango Night
Stanislav Angelov (accordion)  and Christopher Duigan (piano)

An exciting and fun evening of tangos, bossa-nova and more for  the unsual combination of accordion and piano.   Christopher Duigan is joined by Stanislav Angelov (accordion),  leader of the renowned  Cape Town Tango Ensemble and a graduate  of the Academy of Music and Dance in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He has performed regularly with Duigan in an innovative series of events that stems from their highly creative collaboration.  The programme will  include popular tangos 'La Cumparsita', 'Por Una Cabeza' ( as used in the film ‘Scent of a Woman’), music by Piazzolla and original compositions by both performers  in a fun evening of toe-tapping music!


Thursday 26 February at 7:30 pm at St Agnes, Abelia Road in Kloof

Music Revival presents THE MUSIC OF CHOPIN, the second Kloof Classic concert for the year which presented in the last Thursday of each month at St Agnes Church in Kloof. Christopher Duigan plays music from the Polish-born poet of the piano, Frederic Chopin.  This selection includes many of the composers most celebrated compositions including the ‘Raindrop’ Prelude,’ Revolutionary’ and ‘Black Key‘ Etudes,  Grande Valse Brilliante in E-flat, ‘Minute’ Waltz and 'Heroic’ Polonaise  in A-flat Op 53.  Duigan, regarded as one of South Africa’s leading concert pianists and a Steinway Artist,  has performed  much of Chopin’s repertoire in numerous concert performances  and developed an affinity with the composer’s unique pianistic style. He was invited to play two programmes of music by Chopin in four performances at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2010 on the 200th anniversary of the composers birth.

The MUSIC OF CHOPIN with Christopher Duigan (piano) is set  for Thursday 26 February at 7:30 pm at the St Agnes Church, Abelia Road in Kloof. Tickets are R100 which includes refreshments.  Booking is preferred.  Call St Agnes Church Tel 031 764 2037 or email  booking@musicrevival.co.za.  Visit www.musicrevival.co.za  for more. 



Music Revival presents the first Kloof Classic concert for the year, presented in the last week of each month at St Agnes Church in Kloof. In a varied selection the highly regarded international concert violinist, Juilliard graduate and popular Concert Master of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, Joanna Frankel, partners Christopher Duigan in a programme of exciting and beguiling compositions. Included are two rarely performed works by WA Mozart and the ‘Sonata' by Maurice Ravel which includes a strong ’jazz and blues' influence. This jazz inspiration is also seen in selections from Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess' transcribed by Heifetz.  Also in the program are exciting rhythms by South American Alberto Ginastera which contrast with the  vivacious virtuosity as heard in Sarasate’s  ‘Carmen' Fantasy, a series of improvisations were the violin takes centre stage in music based on popular melodies from Bizet’s ‘Carmen’.

The VIOLIN IN CONCERT with Joanna Frankel (violin) with Christopher Duigan (piano) is set  for Thursday 29 JANUARY at 7:30 pm at the St Agnes Church, Abelia Road in Kloof. Tickets are R100  which includes refreshments.  Booking is preferred.  Call St Agnes Church Tel 031 764 2037 or email  booking@musicrevival.co.za.  Visit www.musicrevival.co.za  for more.

Enjoy a traditional Christmas gathering with carols, words and song when 'Carols for Christmas' with Richard Cock   This traditional Christmas gathering offers an ideal opportunity to join family and friends in the seasonal spirit. South Africa's music maestro Richard Cock has become known as 'Mr Music' through his generous and friendly manner of bringing people together, uplifting spirits through the joy of music.   In this special event Richard Cock is not only host for the evening, but will lead the audience in singing favourite Carols, present readings, both sacred and secular, and will also sing his favourite popular Christmas songs! He will encourage the audience, in his own generous way, to raise the roof  in the singing of carols. This will be accompanied by the organ played by Christopher Cockburn.  Additional musical delights will be provided by pianist Christopher Duigan and 'star' soprano Bongiwe Madlala  who sings 'O Holy Night’ and other religious material.

with Richard Cock, Bongiwe Madlala ( soprano), Christopher Duigan (piano) and Christopher Cockburn (organ) 
St Agnes Church, KLOOF
TICKETS: R100   include refreshments at interval
Booking - St Agnes Church, Kloof  031 764 2037 or  email booking@musicrevival.co.za
Secure Parking     


Celebrating Music Revival's 17th Birthday

with James Grace (guitar), The KZNPO Principals String Quartet and Christopher Duigan (piano) 
Boccherini -  Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet,  Brahms - Quintet in F minor for String Quartet and Piano,  Chopin - Romanza from Piano Concerto No 1

St Agnes Church, KLOOF


Saturday 1st November 2014  7:30pm 
Howard College Theatre, UKZN - Durban
R120 (includes snacks and wine at interval) 
Booking: Ian Vowles - 031 266 2709 (mornings only) or Steve Phaup - 083 799 7744
The Rotary Club of Westville is a proud supporter of Headway-Natal

An entertaining performance of music from the concert hall, tango dance floor and world music stages and a great deal of fun!  Steinway pianist, CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN is joined by DAVID SALLERAS on saxophone for this annual fund-raising event . Salleras, resides in Barcelona -Spain and will join Duigan in a concert of music with 'world music' influences from Spain, Greece and South America, and their own original material. HEADWAY-NATAL is  a non-profit organization specializing in the rehabilitation and support for acquired brain injured survivors as well as stroke victims and their families.

Federico Freschi (baritone) with Christopher Duigan (piano)  and guests  James Grace (guitar) and David Salleras (saxophone)
St Agnes Church, KLOOF

An unbetable election of artists and a super selection of music in one bumper concert  is on the cards for the next in the St Agnes Kloof Concert Series. This Spanish, Latin and Italian mix of popular music in one concert brings together  'friends forever ' Federico Freschi (baritone) and James Grace (guitar) , long-standing musical partners of pianist Christopher Duigan.  Residing in Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively they are joined by Spanish  virtuoso  David Salleras (saxophone) in this dynamic production.  The musicians are all taking part in The Witness Hilton Arts Festival  which starts the same day and this performance offers Kloof audiences a sneak preview! 

A sought after vocalist on many of South Africa's top concert and opera stages, Freschi sings Neapolitan songs including 'O sole mio' and 'Santa Lucia' accompanied by James Grace on the mandolin.  In 'Granada' he teams up with Salleras whose accompanying improvisations bring authentic Spanish flavour. Grace and Duigan play a selection from their popular ' Together Again' programme including Duigan's popular 'Indigo' as heard in their recent St Agnes performance. They join Salleras in the flamenco inspired 'La Fiesta' and 'Spain'. An unbeatable selection played by four outstanding performers.