We could not allow Breadsall Festival of Music to pass without inviting the inimitable Dana de Waal to the stage! Since re-locating from South Africa, Dana rapidly established himself as a singer of exceptional musicianship, warmth, style and character. The startling agility of his voice along with musicality and stamina have delighted audiences in countries as far apart as Bophuthatswana, Germany, Botswana, The Czech Republic, South Africa, the United States and the UK, where he has been received with great acclaim.
Dana de Waal brings with him his three choirs for an evening of stunningly varied styles of music and singing.
The Fishpond Choir, has been conducted by Dana for fifteen years and has gone from being a small group of people meeting once a week in a pub for a bit of a ‘sing’ to being a choir to be reckoned with. The choir, which is about fifty strong, sings a wide selection of material which includes folk music from around the world, light classical pieces and items specially written or arranged by Dana.
Dana has been working with The Duffield Singers for three years. The Choir has grown in size and sings with a joie de vivre so typical of community choirs, but. Dana has added his touch of magic to the group. Accompanied by Adam Howell, the choir will be performing a modern Mass written especially for them.
Sing Ropogo is Dana’s newest and as yet, smallest choir who meet every Tuesday night in The Maypole Café Bar and Theatre. Their name is derived from the words, rock, pop and gospel!
By popular demand, Dana is joined by his wife Anne on the piano, as well as his daughter Xephni Butler on the djembe to sing a few numbers.
The three choirs will combine to bring you a rousing end to Breadsall Festival of Music 2017!
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