Archived News

16 November 2016

Much has happened since I last wrote to you and it has all been very positive! - Read more

3 November 2016

The FOM Gala Concert with Howard Shelley that takes place at the City Hall on Thursday, 3 November 2016 is fast approaching and I trust that you have already booked your tickets. - Read more

September 2016

I am writing to tell you some excellent news! - Read more

August 2016

I write to you on a matter of some importance to all members of the Friends. - Read more

June 2016

As you will know, the FOM Gala Concert takes place at the Cape Town City Hall on Thursday 3 November 2016. - Read more

May 2016

With winter fast approaching, the autumn classical music scene is also coming to a close and we will have the last concert in the CPO Autumn series this coming Thursday night - Read more

March 2016

It has been a while since my last newsletter but that has been due entirely to personal circumstances - Read more

January 2016

Let me first of all again wish everyone a very Happy New Year and hope that 2016 has, thus far, treated you well - Read more

November 2015

Friends Gala Concert 2015 - Read more

October 2015

The year is slowly starting its inevitable winding down but we are still in for some wonderful music before we reach 2016 - Read more

Classical Top 100 List

View the full survey, results and comments here - Classical Top 100 List

August 2015

A new pull-up banner for the Friends has been designed by Karenina Ingwersen, Acting Secretary of the Friends. It can be viewed here

July 2015

With the exhilarating autumn season of the orchestra behind us - Read More

April 2015

Much has happened since last I wrote to you, some good and some not so good- Read More

February 2015

The first season of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra has just ended - Read More

January 2015

The New Year has started with a bang and we are almost into the second month of 2015. - read more

December 2014

The end of an eventful year for the Friends of Orchestral Music is fast approaching. And what a year it has been!... read more

November (2) 2014

The Gala Concert that the Friends is presenting on Thursday, 4 December 2014 is now just less than two weeks away...read more

November 2014

The second last month of the year has arrived and it feels like only yesterday that we greeted 2014 with the usual excitement...read more

August 2014

Time passes quickly and before we know it the new symphony season is upon us. The programmes for the individual concerts are very exciting and I hope that you will be present in large numbers to support the orchestra...read more

May 2014

This is my first newsletter as Chairman of the Friends and I look forward very much to continuing and expanding the valuable contribution the Friends and its members make towards the promotion of classical music in Cape Town and surrounds...read more

April 2014

I am writing to give you the news that I have retired as Chairman of the Friends and am pleased to tell you that Derek Auret has taken over...read more

February 2014

I hope the New Year has started well for all of you! There will be the usual rehearsal on Thursday and Francisca will be there to greet you, but please note that the rehearsal will not include the full programme...read more