The Endler Concert Series presents Mezzo Soprano, Jolene McCleland, and Pianist, Ilse Schumann in a song recital entitiled “To be loved…” on 7 February at 16h30 in the Endler Hall.

The programme will feature Arianna a Naxos by Joseph Haydn and three song cycles: Frauenliebe – und Leben by Robert Schumann; Van Liefde en Verlatenheid by Arnold van Wyk; and Canciones Clasicas Españolas : Recueil II by Fernando Obradors.

The concepts of losing love, finding it within life, and the barren landscapes of yearning are intriguing subjects these artists will explore in song.

Jolene McCleland is an alumni of Stellenbosch University and continued her studies in Vienna where she graduated in 2006 with distinction from the Vienna Conservatory. Since then she has launched a successful career in both South Africa and Vienna in solo concert recitals as well as in numerous operatic roles.

Ilse Schumann, is no stranger to local audiences. After completing her undergraduate studies in Cape Town, and working as vocal coach at the Artscape Opera House, she continued her studies in Chamber Music and Lied Accompaniment at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität in Vienna. From 1990 to 2002, she was active as vocal coach at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität. At present she works as vocal coach and accompanist at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Since living in Europe, she has performed extensively as chamber musician and Lied accompanist.
Tickets for R140 (regular) and R100 (students and pensioners) are available now through Computicket and at the door.

For more information contact Fiona Grayer at or 021 808 2358.