Cape Town’s jazz lovers were treated to a sparkling performance by the Rus Nerwich Quartet at the recent Save a Child’s Heart special Chanukah gig.
Around 150 people filled the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s Auditorium in Sea Point on the evening of Wednesday 1st December 2010. Being the first night of Chanukah, this event was held in an atmosphere of remembering how it is possible to overcome great trials and arise victorious – a reality for all of the young children helped by Save a Child's Heart.
A definite highlight at the event was the launch of the Save a Child’s Heart song. This new song was written and composed by Lenoy Barkai and is a deeply moving and inspiring composition. The lyrics serve to remind us all of the sanctity and gift of life; truths that transcend all political barriers.
All present had the opportunity to ‘play’ their part as the evening was dedicated to raising funds for a young girl in desperate need of heart surgery. Eight year old Esther is from Kenya and is a Masai orphan who suffers from congenital heart disease. Approximately R18 000 was raised through this event with all proceeds going directly towards Esther’s flight and surgery in Israel.
For Capetonians, the onset of Chanukah 2010 was especially memorable as it was framed by a heartfelt endeavour to help save the life of one child in great need. What better way to remember and express thanks for the miraculous provision of Chanukah than to play an active role in providing the needed funds to save a life!
Pictures courtesy of Adel Goldberg (Picmemories)