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The Qahal Musicians started the year with  Johann Nefdt (baritone) accompanied by Chloë Nursten (piano) performing at the Valentine Lunch at Huis Lückhoff.  Johann sang “Moon River”  (Mercer & Mancini) and “Somewhere, my Love” (Maurice Jarr).

Valentine Lunch...

14 February 2013


Hesté White (mezzo) and Johann Nefdt (baritone), accompanied by Michael Maas (organ), sang at the Easter Service of the D R C Rondebosch.  Hesté sang “Laudate Dominum” (Mozart) and “Via Dolorosa” (Jan de Wet).  Johann sang “Agnus Dei”  (Bill Conti) and “En deur Sy Wonde”  (Chris Lamprecht).  Both songs was arranged by Hans Nel.  Hans also arranged the singers’ duet “Kom Heil’ge Gees”  (Jan de Wet) from the choir arrangement by Theresa Loock.

DR Church - Rondebosch...

17 March 2013

Die NG kerk Rondebosch het ‘n Pasga-maal gehad en die Heilige Nagmaal gevier.  Johann Nefdt (bariton) begelei deur Génevieve Meyer (klavier), het twee liedere tydens die geleentheid gesing.  Johann het Keer terug en kom na My (Norman Jonkman) en Die Heiland sterf: die dag word duister (Straatsburg), gesing.

Passover meal...

18 March 2013

Johann Nefdt (baritone) and Eben Wagenstroom (piano) rehearsing for the Easter Concert that will take place at Andante in Kuils River on 25 March.  Johann was totally amazed at Eben’s perfect sight reading abilities of the pieces.

Meeting a Maestro...

23 March 2013

The Qahal Musicians presented a Easter concert at the Andante Retirement Village in Kuils River.  Vasti Knoesen (mezzo), Johann Nefdt (baritone) and Eben Wagenstroom (piano) were the artists at the occasion.  Johann sang “Agnus Dei”  (Bill Conti) arr by Hans Nel, “O loving Father” (Theresa de Riego), “All through the Night”  (Henry Somerset), “Where you There?”  (Edna Thomas ), “Via Dolorosa” (Jan de Wet) and “Great Lord of Life” (Valentine Hemers). Vasti’s “O rest in the Lord”  (Mendelssohn) and “He shall feed His Flock” (G. Handel) was excellent.  Eben’s accompaniment was absolutely exquisite.


25 March 2013

That evening, Johann Nefdt (baritone) took part in the Holy Week meeting in the DRC Kuils River.  He sang “Via Dolorosa”  (Jan de Wet) and  the Spiritual “There is a Balm in Gilead”, accompanied by Arthur Appleby on the piano.  At the same meeting a male group of the local congregation also took part in the service.

DR Church - Kuils River...

25 March 2013

The Qahal Musicians, Arthur Appleby (tenor), Johann Nefdt (baritone) and Liesbeth Möller (piano) were invited by Congregatonal Church in Claremont East to perform at the monthly meeting of their Senior Group in the Church Hall.  The first half of the concert consisted of love songs and the second half the singers sang Easter songs.  Arthur and Johann closed the programme with “I’ll walk with God”.

Claremont East Congregational Church...

28 March 2013

Johann Nefdt (baritone), accompanied by Eben Wagenstroom, sang at Huis Lückhoff's monthly tea party in Rosebank, Rondebosch. The programme included “Deep River”, “Some enchanted Evening”, “A Winter's Tale”, “A Time for Us” and “Bless this House”. Eben's accompaniment was exquisite.

Monthly Tea concert...

24 April 2013

The United Reformed Church Rondebosch in Athlone held a high tea in the school hall of the Belgravia High School.  Johann Nefdt (baritone), accompanied by Liesbeth Möller (piano) sang “Deep River”,  “A time for Us”  and “Dreaming of You”.

High Tea concert...

5 May 2013

Johann Nefdt (baritone) sang at the service of Innerlight Ministries in Parow West.  Johann sang the Spiritual, “Deep River”  acapella.

Innerlight Ministries...

12 May 2013

Johann Nefdt (baritone) accompanied by Nico Smit (organ) sang “Gees van God wat in my woon” (Daniel Iverson) at the Pentecostal Festival Service of the DRC Rondebosch.

Pentecostal Festival...

20 May 2013

Johann Nefdt (baritone) took part in the Variety Concert that was held in the Chapel at the Huis Lückhoff Retirement Village in Rosebank, Rondebosch.  Johann sang “Over the Rainbow”  (Harold Arlen) accompanied by one of our residents,  Rosemary Rittmann (piano).  Johann closed the program with “The Lord bless you and keep you”  (John Rutter).

Variety Concert...

23 May 2013

The manager of Huis Lückhoff, Johann Nefdt (baritone), sang this morning at the funeral of one of Huis Lückhoff's residents, mrs Myrtle Fry, in the St Saviour's Anglican Church in Claremont. The organist accompanied Johann on the three manual pipe organ.

Funeral service...

15 June 2013

Johann Nefdt (baritone), Anna Lorton (soprano) and Bernarda Swart (piano) did a programme called "Winter Potpourri" at George & Annie Starck Homes in Oostersee, Parow this morning. We sang classical, light classical and love songs. The residents enjoyed it thoroughly and it was such a blessing for the three of us. We closed the programme with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “All I ask of You”.

Winter Potpourri...

26 June 2013

Johann Nefdt (baritone), accompanied by Evelyn Loubser (piano) sang at the Christmas in July Singing Service in the Chapel at Huis Lückhoff in Rosebank, Rondebosch.  Johann sang a Christmas medley, “The Holy Child in Bethlehem” arranged by Hans Nel.

Singing service...

7 July 2013

Two days later, Johann Nefdt (baritone) sang a Christmas medley "The Holy Child in Bethlehem”, (arr Hans Nel) at the Christmas in July lunch at Huis Lückhoff in Rosebank, Rondebosch.

Lunch hour concert...

9 July 2013

Anna Lorton (soprano), Johann Nefdt (baritone) accompanied by Lucy Lorton (piano) sang at the annual Breakfast Fundraiser of Huis Lückhoff.  The breakfast was held at Kelvin Grove in Claremont.  They sang a Andrew Lloyd Webber-medley arranged by Hans Nel.  The medley included songs like Memory, Think of me and Love changes everything.

Breakfast Fundraiser...

23 August 2013


Johann Nefdt (baritone) sang "Eternal Life"  by Olive Dungan at the morning service of Innerlight Ministries in Parow. The lyrics are the prayer of St Francis of Assisi.

Innerlight Ministries...

25 August 2013

Huis Lückhoff in Rosebank, had their annual function for all the residents that are 90 years and older. Johann Nefdt (baritone) and Anna Lorton (soprano), accompanied by Eben Wagenstroom (piano), sang two duets, an "Andrew Lloyd Webber- medley" and "One day when we were young”  by Johann Strauss Jnr. Both songs were arranged by Hans Nel.

Birthday Bash!!

3 September 2013


Johann Nefdt Johann Nefdt(baritone) sang at a function in the Frail Care Unit of Huis Lückhoff in Rosebank.  Johann sang “The Lord’s Prayer”, “Climb every Mountain”, “Smoke gets in your eyes”, “Over the Rainbow” and “Dankie”.

Frail Care Concert...

18 September 2013

Johann Nefdt (baritone), accompanied by Erik Dippenaar (piano) performed at the monthly social gathering at Huis Lückhoff. Johann sang "Thanks be to God", "A medley of English folk songs", "Over the Rainbow", "Somewhere", "Climb every mountain" and "Bless this House". Hans Nel did the arrangements. Erik's accompaniment was exquisite. Erik also surprised the audience with two piano solos.

Social gathering...

19 September 2013


Arthur Appleby (tenor), Johann Nefdt (baritone) and Eben Wagenstroom (piano) performed at the Uniting Reformed Church Rondebosch in Athlone. Arthur sang the Spiritual "A City called Heaven" and Johann sang "Thanks be to God”  (Stanley Dickson). The two singers sang "The Holy City"  (Stephen Adams) as a duet. Eben's accompaniment was superb.

Uniting Reformed Church Rondebosch...

6 October 2013

Die NG gemeente Rondebosch het hul jaarlikse Somersaand-funksie in die Kerksaal gehou. Johann Nefdt (baritone), begelei deur Genéviève Meyer (piano), sing “What Child is This”  (Greensleeves) van John Stainer.


11 November 2013

Johann Nefdt (baritone), accompanied by Liesbeth Möller (piano) did a programme of love songs and sacred songs at the year end function of Club 98, the senior group of the Sarepta Congregational Church, in Kuils River.  Johann started the programme with the Spiritual, “Deep River”. He sang other favourites like “Over the Rainbow”, “Somewhere”, “A time for Us”, “Bless this House” and a lovely medley of “Old English folk songs”.  He closed the programme with a beautiful rendition of “The Holy City”.

Club 98...

21 November 2013


Johann Nefdt  (baritone), Annamarie Swanepoel (violin), Hesté White (mezzo) and Michael Maas (organ) performed at the annual Christmas Singing Service of the Dutch Reformed Church Rondebosch.  Johann sang “Met Middernag” and Hesté sang “Die Heilige Stad”.  Annemarie played a Christmas medley “Christ was born in Royal David City”.

DR Church Rondebosch...

1 December 2013

Liesbeth Möller  (piano), Johann Nefdt  (baritone) and Elizma Beets (soprano), did a concert at Huis Lückhoff’s monthly tea party.  Elizma sang “Danny Boy”, “Reën” and “Sweet Little Jesus Boy”, while Johann sang “A time for Us”, “I believe” and the “Little Drummer Boy”.  They sang “Yesterday”, “In God’s Hart”  and “The Holy City”  as duets.

Huis Lückhoff...

3 December 2013

Leslie Rix (klavier), Johann Nefdt  (bariton) en Hesté White (mezzo) het vanaand by Plumstead Rusoord se "Christmas Lights Extravaganza" opgetree. Johann en Hesté het "Yesterday", "In God's Hart" en "I Believe" as duette gesing. Hesté het "Rejoice" en "Die Heilige Stad" as solo's gesing. Johann het "Met Middernag" en "Christ was born in David's City"  as solo's gesing.

Christmas Lights Extravaganza...

4 December 2013

Elizma Beets (soprano), Johann Nefdt  (baritone) and Liesbeth Möller  (piano) performed at the Garden Tea of Huis Mostershoek in Wolsley.  Elizma and Johann sang “Yesterday”, “In God’s Hart”  and “The Holy City” as duets.  Elizma sang “O Danny Boy”, “Reën” and “Sweet Little Jesus Boy”  as solo’s.  Johann’s solo’s were “A time for Us”, “Dis Winter in die Breëriviervallei” and “The Little Drummer Boy”.

Garden Tea - Wolseley...

5 December 2013

Johann Nefdt (baritone) accompanied by Liesbeth Möller sang at the Christmas Function of Chrismar Villas in Bellville.  Johann sang “Dis Middernag in Bethlehem”  (A medley of Christmas songs arranged by Hans Nel ) and “The Little Drummer Boy”.  He also sang “Kom alle Getroues” and “The Holy City” as soloist with the Chrismar Villas Choir.

Chrismar Villas...

6 December 2013

Johann Nefdt (baritone) accompanied by Génèvieve Meyer (piano) sang two carols, “Once in Royal David City” and “Joy to the World”, at the Christmas Singing Service at Huis Lückhoff in Rosebank.

Huis Lückhoff...

8 December 2013

Johann Nefdt (baritone) accompanied by Leslie Rix (piano) sang at the Christmas Lunch of Huis Lückhoff in Rosebank,  Johann sang

 “I Believe”  and “O Holy Night”.

Chrismas Lunch...

10 December 2013

Hesté White (mezzo) and Johann Nefdt (baritone) sang two duets; “The Holy City” ( Stephen Adams) and “Yesterday”  (John Lennon) arr by Hans Nel at a special concert held by the SA Navy Band at Huis Lückhoff in Rosebank.  The Navy Band, conducted by Cdr Kenny Leibrandt accompanied the two singers.

SA Navy Band @ Huis Lückhoff...

11 November 2013