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Cape Town Pride Proms
February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm SAST
On Thursday night the 17th February Cape Town Pride will host a glamorous, first time event on the African continent – The Cape Town Pride Proms 2022.
This glamorous night of music will be one of the highlight events of Cape Town Pride 2022 calendar. The organisers assure me that the glittering night of music will become an annual event, showcasing local talent.
Modelled on the world-renowned BBC Proms, the Pride event will feature the full Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra accompanying both well-known singers and new talent and will feature the Cape Town Youth choir.
Similar to the iconic Royal Albert Hall Proms, the Cape Town Pride concert line-up will be a mix of classical music; well-known arias such as the rousing Nessun Dorma, to songs from musicals and timeless pop songs including those made famous by the likes of Freddie Mercury and Lady Gaga. The theme connecting all the music is that it was either written or performed by LGBTI+ people which being a part of the city’s LGBTI+ pride calendar is appropriate.
Three Tons of Fun, those iconic, larger-than-life ladies who perform at Pride Cape Town every year will be included in the line-up which at the time of going to press was still in negotiation. We are assured however, that singers and performers are knocking on the door.
There will be tenors and sopranos to handle the operatic numbers. There will be those whose vocal range is capable of performing songs like Bohemian Rhapsody and the stirring Barcelona. A local gay man is on the cards to belt out I Am What I am from the acclaimed LGBTI musical La Cage Aux Folles. All-in-all with a variety of musical styles and genres, creative lighting, a full orchestra, and a choir an awesome evening is envisaged, with something for everyone.
The one-night musical event will be taking place at the recently refurbished, 116-year old Cape Town City Hall, a well-known venue which, with its perfect acoustics, is home to the Cape Town
Philharmonic. Notable honorary guests will include the Premier of the Western Cape, Mr Alan Winde and the Mayor of the City, Geordin Hill-Lewis, the ward councillor for the area Mr Ian McMahon as well as other well-known, high-profile LGBTI+ celebrities. I am informed that owing to Covid restrictions tickets will be limited so it is important to get your tickets for an unforgettable experience early.
Tickets are available online at Quicket.com and will be restricted to those who have been vaccinated or have proof of a PCR test.