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Good day Atterbury Newsletter Friends,

It is once again time for the October holidays and the Aardklop Arts festival and in two months it will be Christmas! Yearend functions are being arranged and a creative option to consider is, a good show at the theatre and dinner at one of our restaurants, perhaps Rocco de Villiers Xmas Piano, Drie van die Bestes, Mathys Roets, Coenie de Villiers and Deon Meyer: Karoosuite or The Montoya Spanish dancers and CH2 (guitars).

Please note that the theatre contact number has changed to:  012 942 5951

October shows:

3-5 October 2017 20h00 – Karen Zoid (Sold Out)

Karen Zoid will be back at the Atterbury Theatre from 3 to 5 Oct. Karen and her band will entertain you with some of her greatest hits as well as brand new songs from her new Album. Unfortunately all three shows are sold out.

8 October 2017 17h00 – Duet: Jannie Moolman & Kevin Leo

Jannie Moolman and Kevin Leo take a sentimental journey through decades and share with the audience the all time favourites that touch the heart.

11October 2017 20h00 – Stef Bos

Stef Bos is constantly searching for the core of everything. He knows that he will never find it, but he continues to search in words and songs, poetry and stories. Emotions move from hilarious laughter to profound thoughts as Stef and the piano become one.

13 October 2017 20h00 – Joseph Clark with the music of Queen

Having performed the Music of Queen to enormous international acclaim Joseph Clark is utterly magnificent in performing the musical hits of Queen, whilst donning the larger than life personality of the enigmatic Freddie Mercury once more! In the state of the art Atterbury Theatre, Clark will treat his audience with the very best hits of this Super Group, spanning more than three decades!

Supported by long-time friend and guitar legend, Nathan Smith, this concert will truly rock you and bring back the indelible memories of the music on which generations grew up on! Kick your weekend into high-gear overdrive and join us for this unforgettable, “one-night-only” celebration of British Rock

15 October 2017 18h00 – Fokofpolisiekar (Sold Out)

This is an official launch of the new Fokofpolisiekar album! After a highly successful crowdfunding campaign, Fokofpolisiekar has been hard at work writing and recording new music. It will be their first full-length album since 2006 and this is what they had to say: “We can’t promise to blow your minds. We can’t promise that this album will change the world, South Africa, Afrikaans or your existence. The writing of this album is a very personal process. Again, we argue about who we are and wonder what the fuck is going on and what the fuck is the point of all this shit. This is something we need and that is important to us at this specific moment.

There is going to be swearing. There will be tears and laughter and fucking head banging. And there will be A LOT of THINKING. Something all of us should do more for sure. Other bands and artists have shaped us and enriched our lives and we hope to do the same for you. Come and see the Bende perform old classics and songs from the new album.

20 & 21 October 2017 Various Times – Pardoemsie

Pardoemsie is a little dog and always lands himself in trouble. Appeliefie decides to make wolf sheepkeeper and appoints Pardoemsie to guard the 7 lovely daisies. But then the daisies disappear! Is this Snoekie, the cat’s doing or did the worms gobble them up? Perhaps it was Lulu or Lizzie the naughty girls from next door that did something to them? Or perhaps it was Flapper?

Come to the show and find out!

It is a show for young and old and Bookings can be made at or contact 082 496 1079.

23 – 27 October 2017 Various Times – Atterbury National Piano Competition

A selected group of promising young pianists will again partake in the 6th Atterbury National Piano Competition at the Atterbury Theatre from 23 to 27 October. It is the only annual competition in South Africa for pianists 19 years and younger. This year’s candidates will include winners and finalists of numerous other national music competitions with a record total of 46 candidates.

The total prize money is R115 000 with a cash prize of R35 000 for the overall winner. There are 3 categories: 12 years and younger, 15 years and younger and 19 years and younger. Selection is done from DVD recordings and there are strict specifications for the works performed in the competition. The official opening will be on 23 October at 18h30 where Swunhtat Oo, the overall 2016 winner, will perform.

The winners of the 4th Stefans Grové National Composition Competition will be announced and the work performed. The competitors for 2017 will then be introduced to the audience. The competition consists of four rounds. All candidates will perform in the first two rounds on 24 and 25 October from 8h00 till 18h00.

18 semi-finalists, through to the 3rd round  will then be announced, which will take place on 26 October from 13h00 till 18h00 when 9 finalists from the 3 age groups will be announced. The competition ends on Friday 27 Oct at 19h00 with the Gala event.

The judges this year are Prof. Malcolm Nay, Mr. John Roos, Prof. Joseph Stanford and Bernarda Vorster. The Atterbury Trust is the main sponsor of the competition but various sponsors contribute to ensure that the competition will continue for many years to come. The public are welcome to attend all rounds, the first 3 at no cost. Tickets for the Gala event are on purchase at Computicket.

28 October 2017 20h00 – Anna Davel in Concert

Anna Davel will be accompanied by John Fresk on Piano. As well as performing some of her award winning original music, Anna will also showcase music of the big band era in a fresh, new way that is so characteristic to Anna’s smoky jazzy style. She varies the programme by including luscious Latino rhythms, swinging Bossa Novas and her own signature moving ballades.

30 October 2017 19h00 – Nataniël Somerkombuis

The year is almost over and most people’s cooking skills begin to suffer… In the fourth seasonal kitchen of 2017, you will get the chance to revive your muse!

During these unique “cooking and chatting” events, he literally stands on stage and demonstrates simple, yet delicious dishes, while he constantly chatters spontaneously in his trademark hilarious manner.

The recipes from the particular evening’s demonstrations are available in the foyer after the show, and thereafter also on our website – keep it in a file for next year! Somerkombuis takes place on 30 October – bring your children along to chase away some of that final exams blues!

The last two months are always so hectic and exhausting to complete everything before the Christmas holidays, that it is essential to escape and relax, and theatre is the best place to be.