Inspired by the music on his latest best-selling album, BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL HYMNS, popular pianist Rocco de Villiers presents a new show that played to capacity houses in Johannesburg over Easter and transfers to Cape Town for just six fabulous performances just before the Christmas season.
Says Rocco about the collection of songs that he will be playing live on stage: “this compilation is much more than a gospel album. This selection is a celebration of praise, rejoicing, understanding faith through music and of course, beauty. All these melodies have stood the test of time and move me in indescribable ways. This is music for the heart and soul in a time where the world is desperate for grace.”
Included in the nightly programme are Abide With Me, The Holy City, Amazing Grace, Ave Maria, Glory Glory Hallelujah, How Great Though Art, Holy Holy Holy, O Holy Night, Onward Christian Solders and Silent Night.
Joining Rocco on stage to celebrate this trove of musical treasure is bagpipe player Piper-James, organist Pieter van den Berg and violinist Lizelle le Roux.
“Every hymn is a treasured tune, perfectly staged, beautifully lit, and superbly played.” StageAndScreen
With his unconventional style and sense of the dramatic, Rocco stages AMAZING GRACE with powerful, bold images that perfectly accompany music that soars and has, over hundreds of years, lifted the spirit.
Not to be missed.