GONE TOO SOON: Lost Music Legends come alive through their Greatest Hits @colabnetwork @GoldReefCitySA #GoneTooSoonSA

Gone Too Soon

The CoLab Network is proud to announce the next exciting show being produced under its banner! GONE TOO SOON will be on stage at The Lyric at Gold Reef City for two shows only on Saturday 20 October at 20h00 and Sunday 21 October at 14h00.

Gone Too Soon is a fabulous tribute to the music legends we all loved, who died way before their time, but live on through their timeless music. The show will delight audiences old and young as they celebrate the powerhouse singers that became legends through their music over the past few decades.

Be transported on an unforgettable journey of pure nostalgia and heart-warming moments as homage is paid to a diverse selection of some of the greats, including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Freddie Mercury, Luther Vandross, George Michael, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Prince, Amy Winehouse, Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, John Lennon and more.

South African artists will also be featured in the show, including Brenda Fassie and Mandoza.

While the show pays homage to these music icons who have left us too soon, the focus will be strongly on the uplifting atmosphere of inspiration that they continue to live on through their music, the memories they still evoke in all of us, as well as the impact that so many of them have made on the industry and world as a whole.

I wanted Gone Too Soon to pay loving tribute to some incredibly talented musicians, who whilst they are not with us physically today, continue to be with us in the music they left behind. These artists have helped contribute to the DNA of the music we hear today. They have left a powerful musical legacy, uniting people from all age groups and races through their music. We all have so many memories linked to specific songs or artists that have woven a tapestry throughout our lives, so my aim with this concert is for the audience to sit back and listen – or to get up and dance – and celebrate the magic of this music.
Collett Dawson | Executive Producer of The CoLab Network

Three of South Africa’s most talented vocalists, Timothy Moloi (FIFA 2010 World Cup Opening Ceremony, Always & Forever – A Tribute to Luther Vandross, Great South African Bake Off Celebrity Festive Special, Classics is Groot), Joseph Clark (Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen, Classics is Groot, Queen At The Opera, Buddy Holly – The Buddy Holly Story) and Mariechan (of Jamali, and Popstars fame) will set the stage alight as they perform the instantly recognisable hits.

An exciting collaboration is the inclusion of the superb Johannesburg Youth Orchestra conducted by Eddie Clayton, celebrating their 20th Anniversary, who join the vocalists on stage to evoke over 2 hours of unforgettable memories.

Says Craig Barendsen, Chair of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra; “It has been a pleasure and an honour for us to work with Collett and The CoLab Network who have been onboard with the JYOC for the past 4 years as one of the sponsors for our annual “A Night With The Stars” concerts and a continuous supporter of all our events.”

He continues; “The JYOC heard about this incredible show being put together by Collett and The CoLab Network which coincides with us celebrating our 20th Anniversary. It was only natural for the JYOC to reach out to Collett to see how we could be part of what will be an exciting collaboration paying tribute to some great musicians who influenced music for our past and future generations.

For the JYOC, this performance can bring so much more than music. It is going to help both young and old share memories, create dialogue, create platforms to discuss the life’s ups and downs of these artists but most of all give us all reason to travel down memory lane.”

Gone Too Soon is the ideal concert experience for old and young to celebrate in the magic of the legacies these music icons left behind and the indelible mark they left on all of us.

Gone Too Soon is on at The Lyric at Gold Reef City for two shows only – Saturday 20 October at 20h00 and Sunday 21 October at 14h00.

Tickets range from R150 – R280.

Discounts for senior citizens, students and scholars apply.

Tsogo Sun Rewards cardholders enjoy instant savings: 10% (Gold); 15% (Platinum); 20% (Black).

For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact the theatre directly on 011 248 5000.

Group Bookings of 50 seats or more qualify for a 15% discount if booked directly with The Lyric Theatre Box Office on 011 248 5000.

For these various discounts, contact the Gold Reef City Box Office for more information on 011 248 5000 or email goldreef.boxoffice@tsogosun.com.

Win 1 of 5 double tickets to see #GoneTooSoonSA @colabnetwork @GoldReefCitySA worth R560!

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Entries close on Sunday, 14 October 2018 at 5PM.
The winner will be selected by an online random generator.
Winners will be announced by Monday, 15 October 2018 before 7PM.
The prize is not transferable for cash.
Tickets are for Saturday 20 October at 20h00

The winners will be announced on JoziStyle.joburg and informed by email.

  1. JoziStyle

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