Claudia Pike has been invited to sing with the Palissander chamber choir in France this coming July. She will be representing South Africa in the choir festival which is being held for Nelson Mandela’s 95th Birthday, but she needs your help. She is inviting you to embark on an Opera Journey with her on the 29th of June 2013 to raise funds for her upcoming tour.
This Pretoria native was born in 1988. She started her musical career at the age of 6 when she learned how to play the recorder. Her school days were spent at Pro Arte Alphen Park. She started studying music (focusing on the recorder as her musical instrument) but ended up studying voice as her first instrument (and achieving merit along the way). A few years ago she finished her Vocal Art Degree at the Tshwane University of Technology.
Claudia was part of the chorus for Carmen, La Boheme, L’elisir d’amore, Cosi Fan Tutte and also performed the lead role as the 3d Dame in The Marriage of Figaro at the Breytenbach Theater. She was also part of the Opera Africa Company chorus, performing La Traviata and Carmen at the State Theater and the Johannesburg Civic Theater.
She is currently finishing her BMus Honours Degree at the University of Pretoria under Hanli Stapela (her vocal couch for the past five years). She also performs at her own individual concerts and recently performed at the Brooklyn Theater for their “Spotlight Concert”. Claudia is a “Zwischenfach” (meaning in between voice) – she sings lyric Mezzo-Soprano and lyric Soprano roles.
The Opera Journey concert to raise funds for Claudia’s tour will be held on the 29th of June 2013 (next week Saturday) at the NG Church Skuilkrans (on the corner of Jan Albert Street and Cussionia Avenue) in Val De Grace, Pretoria East. Be there at 4:30 PM for 5 PM. Tickets will be sold at the door and cost R70 for adults and R50 for pensioners, students and children. Assorted beverages and Curry & Rice will be available at the venue.
Great News! Junk Mail is giving away 3 Double Tickets to the Opera Journey concert presented by Claudia Pike!
All you have to do enter is Like / Share or comment on this photo on our Junk Mail Pretoria Facebook page. Plain and simple.
Please take note of the following terms and conditions for this competition:
- The competition is not open to Junk Mail employees.
- The competition closes on Wednesday the 26th of June 2013 at 11 AM.
- The competition winners will be announced at 12 PM on Wednesday the 26th of June 2013.
- If a competition winner does not respond to the news of his/her prize within 2 hours, then he/she forfeits the prize and there will be a re-draw and new winner announcement.