Petersburg Quartet tour raises funds for charity

Local couple Andre and Elzabé du Toit are hosting Russian acapella group Petersburg Quartet in a South African tour from 29 September to 21 October 2010.

After hearing the inspirational sound of the Quartet in St Petersburg Russia, they felt they had to share the uniqueness of the experience with other South Africans.

The Du Toits also saw an opportunity to share with the South African community in more than just a cultural way. The couple has long supported a number of charities, and so selected to use the tour to help some special causes, by donating a portion of ticket sales to them.

A percentage of sales from the gala concert at the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria on 29 September will go to the Oeboentoe Home in Pretoria. Oeboentoe is a safe haven for abused and neglected children under the age of 16, and has been run by Cawood and Erica Kelbrick since 1994. http://www.oeboentoe.co.za

In Cape Town, money will be raised from the tickets sold at the St George’s Cathedral event on 1 October for local children’s home, Heaven’s Nest. Heaven’s Nest is an emergency foster home for children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years old, that have been abused, abandoned, neglected or have contracted HIV or AIDS. http://www.heavensnest.org.za

The show at the Durban Country Club on 13 October will help raise funds for Reinhardt’s Place, a home for mentally impaired people of all ages in Pumula on the South Coast of Kwazulu-Natal. The founders, PW and Elize Botha (no relation to ex-president Botha), are themselves parents of an autistic child, the home’s namesake, Reinhardt. http://groups.to/reinhardtsplace/

In White River Mpumalanga, the Quartet will be involved in the Casterbridge Music Development Programme (CMDP), run from the Barnyard Theatre where they will perform on 7 October. The CMDP is an NPO who believes that music has the ability to change lives and provide lessons and seminars to children of all backgrounds. The Quartet will share their knowledge and talent with these children. magic.guarri@gmail.com

“I feel privileged to be able to share the amazing talent of Petersburg Quartet with my fellow South Africans, and to be able to help organisations that are helping other South Africans in need,” says Andre du Toit.

Tickets can be purchased through Computicket. For further information on what ticket prices include, please see: http://www.petersburgquartet.co.za/calendar.html.

PETERSBURG QUARTET PERFORMANCES

29/09/2010 Wednesday, Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria – Computicket – Gala opening event. Jacket and Tie. Canapés and Champagne before event included. Contribution from ticket sales to Oeboentoe Home

01/10/2010 Friday, St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town – Computicket and door sales – Refreshments for sale. Contribution from ticket sales to Heaven’s Nest Children’s Home

02/10/2010 Saturday, Rotunda at The Bay Hotel, Cape Town – Computicket –
Jacket and Tie. Canapés and welcome drink before event; canapés/snacks during interval.

03/10/2010 Sunday, Promusica Theatre, Roodepoort – Computicket – Cash bar, coffee, tea, snacks available

04/10/2010 Monday, University of Johannesburg – Free Concert

07/10/2010 Thursday, Barnyard Theatre, White River. Mpumalanga – own sales –
Cash bar available. Involvement in the Casterbridge Music Development Programme (CMDP)

08/10/2010 Friday, Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria – Computicket – Cash bar, coffee, tea, snacks available

09/10/2010 Saturday, Bytes Convention Centre, Midrand – Computicket – Snacks and welcome drink before show. Cash bar available

10/10/2010 Sunday, Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria – Computicket – Cash bar, coffee, tea, snacks available

11/10/2010 Monday, Meisiesskool Oranje, Bloemfontein – Computicket – Refreshments available for sale

13/10/2010 Wednesday, Durban Country Club, Durban – Computicket – Three course sit down dinner. Cash bar available. Contribution from ticket sales to Reinhardt’s Place

15/10/2010 Friday, Hilton College, Hilton, Pietermaritzburg – Own Sales – Cash bar, coffee, tea, snacks available

16/10/2010 Saturday, Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West – Computicket – Portable 3 course dinner before show. Cash bar available

17/10/2010 Sunday, Bloemendal Restaurant, Cape Town – Computicket – Welcome sherry and buffet lunch included. Cash bar available

Editorial contacts

On behalf of Petersburg Quartet
Andre du Toit
Tel: 082 881 3224
E-mail: andredut@global.co.za

Mandy Graham
Tel: 021 683 8223
Cell: 082 932 9972
E-mail: mandy@duomarketing.co.za

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