The classic voice

This website feature artists Hardus Hartzenberg, Lisa Katzke, Siebert, Juliet and Von West.

 

Hardus

WWW.HARDUSHARTENBERG.COM

Hardus sits back and smiles as he remembers where it all started. Music and especially singing was part of his life since childhood. He can still remember his grandfather behind an old organ in their little flat fiddling about on the keyboard.

Then suddenly a familiar melody appears and all his uncles and aunts stand closer. Everyone breaks out in song with harmony. Those where still the days… He grew up in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa and finished his schooling at the Agricultural High School in Jacobsdal in the Southern Freestate.

His biggest dream was to perform on stage with a full cast doing what he love most, singing. While studying Electrical Engineering in Bloemfontein he received vocal tuition from contra alto Maritha Grové, and then tenors Wilhelm Theunissen, Luigi Bianco and Sjoerd Beute. Productions like Student Prince, Grease, South Pacific and Ruth afforded him the opportunity to rub shoulders with Jannie Moolman, Dewald van Solms and Niel Schoombee. He has also done different shows with brilliant vocalists like Chris Coetzer, Corlea Botha and Jannie du Toit.

“For me, a singer needs to be flexible, to be able to move around between specific genres, without diminishing technique, quality of sound or losing the uniqueness of my voice. Being able to improvise, to make the song your own, so that the music evolves around you, forms my own identity.

It is important to me to extend my emotion through my singing, that my audience becomes sensitive to the music, to intimately experience it with such intensity that it leaves a lasting impression. I aim to reach my full potential in my singing career, to be able to sing old songs with a new, fresh and modern touch” Hardus started recording his first professional CD produced by Christa Steyn in 2011 but had to stop due to Christa's illness. “Out of self defense I had to compile a CD on my own using various recording companies. 

When Hardus is not singing he dedicates his time to helping Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre where he helps care for injured, misplaced or orphaned wildlife. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehdTUTzR6zo

https://soundcloud.com/user580235633/the-prayer-done-by-hardus

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Lisa Katzke

Lisa Katzke is Johan Vorster Songs se nuutste aanwins. Uit dieselfde kamp wat vir jou Karlien van Jaarsveld en Lianie May gebring het, is almal aan die gons oor Lisa Katzke wat met haar engel stem en semi-klassieke pop melodieë die land se harte gaan warm sing.

Die eerste enkelsnit vanaf die album ‘Die liefde maak seer’, is reeds op verskeie radiostasies se speellyste. Die boodskap van die lied handel oor hoe seer liefde die kan maak maar ten spyte hiervan sal ons aanhou probeer en nooit sal opgee met die wonderlike hoop dat ware liefde bestaan nie. Met opvolgsnitte soos ‘Met een kyk’, ‘Liewer alleen’, ‘Die pad wat ek moet stap’, ‘Bly by jou’ en ‘My hart my kind’ bewys die album sy diepte en oorspronklikheid.

Die duet saam met Jannie Moolman ‘Sneeu in my hart’ is alreeds ‘n gunsteling en die duet paar bewys hoe goed hul stemme mekaar komplimenteer.

Lisa het  baie sterk musikale teater agtergrond en opleiding en met ou bekendes soos  ‘All the things you are’, ‘Heaven help my heart’, ‘Broken vow’, ‘On my own’ en ‘La vie en Rose’ wys sy al die musikale kwaliteite in haar arsenaal.  Suid-Afrika se eie Sarah Brightman.

Oorspronklike snitte op die album is hoofsaaklik geskryf deur Johan Vorster, wat ook die album vervaardig het.  Lisa Katzke het met haar debuut album ook bewys dat sy ‘n waardevolle bydrae kan lewer met die pen. Van die land se top musikante en vervaardigers het op die album gewerk, name soos Robin Kielly, Juan Floors Oosthuizen, Deveroux vd hoven, Sean Manley. Album gemeester deur die beste oor in Suid–Afrika Arnold Coleske. Met styl het bekende fotograaf en video vervaardiger Clinton Lubbe gesorg dat Lisa Katzke se beeld een is van elegansie en sjarme.

“Met een kyk” sal Lisa Katzke jou betower, maar met slegs een noot sal sy jou hart verower!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3Olz44NZbE


Shows Hardus

25 July 2015 Randfontein – Contact: Rina Stander 082 890 7714

25 July 2015 Arto Teater / Die drie varkies (Hoek van van der Hoff & Rookkapok str, Pretoria Moot) – Contact: 079016004335

30 July 2015 Herfsoord Vereeniging – Contact: Ria 083 300 5595

30 July 2015 Fundraiser Piet Retief  – Bookings 017 826 2436

1 August 2015 Arto Teater / Die drie varkies 11:00 (Hoek van van der Hoff & Rookkapok str, Pretoria Moot) – Contact: 079016004335

1 August 2015 Rynpark 14:00 (1, Rynfield, Benoni) – Contact: Caroline 082 9511 555 14:00

8 August 2015 Arto Teater / Die drie varkies 11:00 (Hoek van van der Hoff & Rookkapok str, Pretoria Moot) – Contact: 079016004335

15 August 2015 Arto Teater / Die drie varkies 11:00 (Hoek van van der Hoff & Rookkapok str, Pretoria Moot) – Contact: 079016004335

19 August 2015 VLU Mpumalanga Gala Event

22 August 2015 Arto Teater / Die drie varkies 11:00 (Hoek van van der Hoff & Rookkapok str, Pretoria Moot) – Contact: 079016004335

29 August 2015 Arto Teater / Die drie varkies 11:00 (Hoek van van der Hoff & Rookkapok str, Pretoria Moot) – Contact: 079016004335

September (planning a tour to Cape Town)

13 October 2015 Pretoria Tuine Seniors NG Kerk Skuurmanslaan

15 October 2015 Alberton Lewens Sentrum - Marelie Rabie 082 462 8676

27 October 2015 Laughing Chefs Rietondale, Pta - 072 511 4946

21 November 2015 Carols by candlelight - Alberton Orion Laerskool

28 November 2015 Kruin Park Roodepoort

16 Desember 2015 Die Drie Varkies - Atterbury

18 Desember 2015 Wit Bal langs die Oranje - Orania Hester 053 207 0007

26 Februarie 2016 Alberton Aftree Oord -  Cathy 011 907 8641

21 April 2016 Riehette Verjaarsdag Privaat funksie - Naboomspruit

7 November 2016 Alberton Lewens Sentrum - Marelie Rabie 082 462 8676

Shows Lisa

12 July 2015 Bernard Chidrawi's private function

21 November 2015 Carols by candelght - Alberton Orion Laerskool