A sacred Christmas with Galilei

The Playmakers in conjunction with the First National Bank of Namibia (FNB) brings you a sacred Christmas with Galilei’s Coastal Tour this weekend with the main aim of raising funds for Galilei Njembo’s tuition fee, who is currently studying his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance (Opera Stream) at the McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Rudd said she heard about Retha-Louise and Galilei doing a Christmas recital for the Cancer association and thought it would be a great show to take to the coast for a Christmas treat. For the last 5 years, Rudd have been bringing shows to the coast. “It is a tradition for the Playmakers and one of my most favorite things to do. I approached FNB and they loved the idea and have sponsored the logistics of the show. It is innovative and classical”, said Rudd.
According to Rudd, Galilei is one of Namibia’s rising stars. A young man of great musical talent and tremendous charm. He is and will be a world class opera singer and a terrific ambassador for Namibia. Rudd further said: “Retha Louise is truly a world class piano player. She and I go back to first performing at the NTN over 38 years ago. It is a real treat for me to working with her again. Two incredible musicians sharing their talent in a beautiful heartfelt show of carefully chosen sacred Christmas songs”.
Playmakers are doing two formal recitals this weekend, one at the International School in Walvis Bay at 19:00 on Saturday 19 December and one in Swakopmund at the Lutheran Church on Sunday 20 December. “We are also experimenting with several other free shows ‘POP UP OPERA’ in the informal sectors of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, this is a completely new experience for me. I am so excited to try it.”, said Rudd.
POP UP theatre is like a mini flash mob with one performer. “Galilei and I will find a suitable location set up and he will just perform. No one has ever done opera like this in Namibia before. I am most intrigued to do this experiment. Hope-fully, someone watching will fall in love with opera singing and it may change their life forever”, stated Rudd. Watch this space!! For feedback to let you know how it went. Who knows this may be the new way of performing. Innovative accessible theatre.

Tickets are selling at N$1000 each. According to Rudd, all proceeds go towards Galilei tuition fees. He is currently studying at the McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is determined to be the best he should and deserves to be and with the support of the coastal com-munity, he will be. This has been such a tough year for everyone. “Do yourself a favor by supporting a good cause and most of all giving yourself an hour of healing contemplation and leave the performance with a renewed energy for a happy Christmas you deserve it”.


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