GRAMMY AWARD winner Lebo-M will be the guest of honour as he takes the audience through a mesmeric performance of 'The Circle of Life' at the Lion King Live in Concert scheduled for one-night only at the Sun Arena, Times Square, Pretoria on December 10.
The not to be missed show features a full Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra – led by South African conductor – Eddie Clayton on stage, 84 renowned musicians made up of 50 string players, 11 woodwinds, 13 brass, 1 harp, 6 percussion, 1 guitarist, 1 electric bass and a keyboard.
This is the soundtrack that Lebo-M composed with renowned Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer which won them a 1995 Grammy for best instrumental arrangement with accompanying vocals.
‘The Lion King himself’ Lebo M-born Lebohang Morake, says on the production: “I am very proud to be part of a journey that started over 25 years ago, with Disney’s The Lion King. I can’t wait for people to experience The Lion King Live in Concert with a full orchestra.”
This will be an extraordinary experience not to be missed, and I look forward to seeing you there. Imagine being transported into Simba’s playful world with all its adventure, love and loyalty, as well as the jealousy, threats and dangers of their wicked and wily foes through soaring orchestral sounds – I do not think there’s any better way to bring this magical experience to life than this!”
Bonga Sebesho, Head of Sponsorship at FNB says, “We are delighted to collaborate with a global brand to bring this family event to South African audiences, many of which are our customers. As FNB, we don’t see ourselves as a bank, but a lifestyle brand that is centred on providing experiences and solutions that matter to our customers.”
At the time of publishing MD for Sun Arena Brett Hoppe was not readily available for a comment.
Mufasa, Nola, Pumbaa, Scar, oh it gives me goosebumps. “Simba remember who you are?”
Other shows will take place on 10th, 11th and 12th December.
Tickets are on sale exclusively through Computicket with prices starting from R200 per person. Visit www.computicket.com
Image (In full throttle. Soweto born Lebo M to grace our shores at the show of ‘The Circle of Life’ at the Lion King Live in Concert scheduled for one-night only at the Sun Arena, Times Square in Pretoria on 10th December).