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5 April 2024

Outeniqua High School


5 April @ 19H00

7 April 2024

City Hall

Mossel Bay

7 April @ 15H30

12 April 2024



12 April @ 19H00

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Monthly News April 2022

Monthly News April 2022

HelloMusic Lovers We must admit that we never thoughtthat things could get so busy,or that Carpe Musicam!would ever be in such demand. Last month our Boutique Bandput on a splendid and extremely well received performance at the Dotsure George Arts Theatre.This was...

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OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW The Garden Route’s home grown orchestra – Carpe Musicam! - bade farewell to their Rock Pop and Romance Concert Programme in fine style in Sedgefield on 30 May. The hall was packed to COVID limits and it was good to see so many...

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Letter from Suzi

Letter from Suzi

There’s an orchestra in town! Georgetown, Sedgetown, Mossel Bay. A traveling crew, unmasked cos they’ve gotta blow their own trumpets! THIS is happy making, THIS is synthesis. THIS is pure joy! THIS makes me and indeed many, smile from deeep within. How can we not...

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CARPE MUSICAM! is the unique musical partnership of|
Elsabe Barkhuizen and Norman Carless.
Between them they play more than 8 musical instruments and have over
80 years experience of professional musical performances. “We see it as our joyful duty to pass on our knowledge to anyone who is interested in
| improving their musical skills.”

Elsabe Barkhuizen

Elsabe is a very experienced and sought-after church organist, pianist and harpsichordist who has been playing professionally since the age of 12.

Until 2016 she held the post of Director of Music for the Dutch Reformed Church’s Mother Parish in George, South Africa.

Her “home” organ was a historic 1879 William Hill of London mechanical pipe-organ. She’s also the co-founder/resident pianist/organist of the Carpe Musicam! Orchestra, a community-based orchestra in the Garden Route.

Norman Carless

Norman has had a long and successful career in South African military bands and orchestras, being a Bandmaster for the South African Navy before his retirement in 2003.

He is a conductor and multi-instrumentalist,
performing regularly on the Trumpet, Cornet, Flute, Recorder and the French Horn.

He is also a Master Arranger and Orchestrator, specialising in custom orchestrations of popular works for unusual groupings of instruments.

In July 2015 he co-founded the Carpe Musicam! Orchestra, which has grown very quickly and is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with.

We are Performing again soon!

About Us

Providing enjoyable orchestral and choral music
in the Garden Route – South Cape area of South Africa –
by creating a safe, fun and educational environment
for local musicians (young and not so young)
to develop and refine their art.

Feel free to ask any questions!

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