Although the Moments train almost came to a crashing halt earlier this year due to venue issues, the organisers are proud to announce that it will be steaming full-speed ahead.
Issues that the organisers had with Pacofs over the renting of the Sand du Plessis Theatre was a minor setback. They have secured the Odeion Theatre on the campus of the University of the Free State for the fourth instalment of the popular musical extravaganza.
This year there will only be two shows on 23 November – the first one at 14:00 and the final one at 19:00.
Moments 2019 will be introducing local star Cézanne Yzelle and the charming singer Tobi Jooste – two talented young artists who will be joining the more seasoned artists such as Jannie Moolman, Jennifer Jones, On-Que, Sonja Herholdt, Ilse-Louise Herholdt, Take Note, Bliss, Thabo Hlongwane, Margie Anderson, Ella Kotze, Ellane Kotze as well as latin dancers, Louis and Nikita.
In an exclusive interview producer Willie Venter told Bloemfontein Courant that Moments 2019 promises to be a one-of-a-kind production with some of South Africa’s greatest voices and performers.
“Music that paved the way for so many iconic artists will take each member of the audience on an unforgettable trip down memory lane. It will be a celebration of old and new music that will linger in mind for days after the concert. Moments 2019 will take you on a different route with quality and perfection,” said Venter.
But Moments is so much more than just a music production of note. It is also a community project and an initiative to create a platform for local talent on an international level. “What also makes Moments unique is the social responsibility platform that offers companies the opportunity to support their favourite charity organisations.
“The I Am Young Project will take the front row seats as part of the platform that Moments creates for new young artists,” said Venter.
There are more than 20 sponsors involved who assist with transport, accommodation and food for the artists. Bloemfontein Courant will once again be the media sponsor of Moments.
Ticket sales have already opened at Computicket, at R 280 per person. – Pieter Delport