The stage is set for ‘Swingle Bells – A Christmas Concert Spectacular’, an eight-performance extravaganza starring the renowned Jonathan Roxmouth and the impressive Johannesburg Big Band.
- As the holiday season approaches, Johannesburg is gearing up for a Christmas celebration like no other.
- The show is scheduled to run exclusively at The Teatro, Montecasino, from 15 December 2023 to 24 December 2023.
- Expect a journey through the joyous sounds of the season, complete with surprises, familiar favorites, and nostalgic hits.
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Returning to the Teatro after five years, Jonathan Roxmouth, a local musical theatre and international concert sensation, is set to dazzle audiences with a series of swingin’ Christmas hits. Accompanied by the acclaimed 19-piece Johannesburg Big Band, conducted by Adam Howard, Jonathan promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for both the young and the young-at-heart.
The heart-warming performance will feature a blend of traditional Christmas carols, such as ‘Deck the Halls” and “We Wish You A Merry Christmas’, alongside fresh interpretations of classics like ‘Frosty the Snowman’, ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’, and ‘Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town’.
Adding their own flair to the spectacle, special guest artists Timothy Moloi and Monique Steyn will join Jonathan and the Johannesburg Big Band on stage. The sensational children’s vocal ensemble from Stageworx School Of Performing Arts will also contribute, making it a truly inclusive and family-friendly event. What makes ‘Swingle Bells’ even more special is that it originated from the 2020 Christmas album of the same name, recorded by Jonathan Roxmouth and The Johannesburg Big Band at Howard Audio studios.
Recording Swingle Bells during the pandemic was a much needed light during a very dark period. To see these world-class musicians come together again after so long, gave the album a special feel as every session was a reunion.
// Jonathan Roxmouth
Now, the magic of those recorded moments comes alive on the Teatro stage, creating an experience that goes beyond mere entertainment.
To now take that and perform the music live at the Teatro is just too much to even describe – and I’m a blabbermouth! Christmas is my favourite time of the year, and being home for it is one thing, but to be home for this concert series is the best gift I could have wished for.
// Jonathan Roxmouth
‘Swingle Bells’ marks the debut production by Howard Events, a subsidiary of the award-winning Howard Audio, owned by the industry power couple Adam and Belinda Howard.
It is a natural progression to become Executive Producers of our own concept – and what better place to perform the album live on stage than Jozi’s premier theatre venue; The Teatro at Montecasino?
// Adam Howard
The passion and commitment of Howard Events shine through as they aim to deliver the very best in live musical entertainment, promising an unparalleled experience for the audience. With discounts available for groups, senior citizens, scholars, and students, they ensure that the magic of ‘Swingle Bells’ is accessible to everyone.
- Friday, 15 December 2023 at 7:30pm
- Saturday, 16 December 2023 at 2pm & 7:30pm
- Sunday, 17 December 2023 at 2pm
- Friday, 22 December 2023 at 7:30pm
- Saturday, 23 December 2023 at 2pm & 7:30pm
- Sunday, 24 December 2023 at 2pm – Christmas Eve
Tickets range from R200 – R310, and bookings are at WebTickets or at Pick ‘n Pay outlets. Discounts for groups of 10 or more, senior citizens, scholars and students apply. So, as 2023 comes to a close, treat yourself to the magic of ‘Swingle Bells’ and have yourself a merry little Christmas at The Teatro Montecasino.
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