Concert in the Dark 2021

A challenge of our senses to raise awareness for those with no (or a limited) sense of sight.

Nineteen musicians (including ten pupils) presented a programme for the Concert in the Dark on Friday evening, with most of them performing in more than one item.

From Joseph Haydn, born 290 years ago, to modern day music by Mike Mower and Pamela Wedgwood, the programme was once again varied in styles and instrumentation, which included piano, strings, brass and woodwinds.

The KC Saxonettes and KC Brass finished off the programme by playing Scott Joplin’s ‘Bink’s Waltz’ and ‘March Regal’ by Albert Neibig respectively.

The small audience enjoyed the occasion and an amount of R1400 was raised for the St John’s Eye Clinic. Thank you to our colleagues from the DR Wynne Music School (from St Andrew’s College and DSG), who joined us again this year.

What is the Concert in the Dark all about?

Did you know that almost 80 percent of all blindness is preventable and/or treatable? St John’s Eye Clinic brings quality care and treatment for people with sight disabilities in the Albany district and in this annual concert, the Kingswood Music School, seeks to raise funds and awareness for their cause and the people of Makhanda in need.

Immerse yourself in music in this live performance led by the Kingswood Music School and invited guests in aid of St John’s Eye Clinic. Performed in the dark, let us challenge our senses and raise awareness for those with no (or a limited) sense of sight.

See the 2021 event post here