ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH

ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH
ALL MATERIAL ON THIS SITE IS MY COPYRIGHT. DO NOT COPY IT FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER WITHOUT OBTAINING MY PERMISSION! Webster Booth (tenor - 1902-1984) and Anne Ziegler (soprano - 1910-2003) were best known in Britain as duettists on the Variety circuit from 1940 to 1955. During that time they rose rapidly to fame and were frequently heard and seen on radio, records, television, film and stage. Besides this Variety Act, Webster Booth was one of the foremost tenors of his generation and continued to sing in numerous oratorios throughout his career on the Variety circuit. Join The Golden Age of Webster Booth-Anne Ziegler and Friends on Facebook.

Friday, February 23, 2007

LIGHT CONCERTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

CONCERTS AND VARIETY SHOWS IN SOUTH AFRICA


I have compiled the following information from newspapers, personal recollections and programmes. The list is far from complete. Please contact me if you can fill in the gaps.


ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH, November 1955
Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. They also toured the then Rhodesias.

ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH, 23 November 1955
City Hall, East London
Recital presented by East London Association of the Arts.

ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH, with Arthur Tatler (piano)
City Hall, Johannesburg Tuesday, 31 January 16th and 21 February 1956
City Hall, Benoni, Saturday, (opening Benoni's Golden Jubilee celebrations) 4th February 1956
City Hall, Pretoria, Wednesday, 8 February 1956
B tour to Bethal, Bloemfontein, Parys (concert on an island on the Vaal River), Kimberley, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

THE NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS 29 May 1957
Johannesburg
Anne and Webster sang at this concert produced by Cedric Messina and Monte Doyle in aid of Jimmy Elliott Appeal.

HOBBIES EXHIBITION, May 1957
Round Table, East London
Anne and Webster sang at this exhibition.

STARLIGHT 13 to16 November 1957
Prosperity Park, Zoo Lake. All funds in aid of the United Party
Anne, Webster, Maria Pavlou, Eva Tamassy, Gordon Mulholland, Jack Kruger, Charles Castle.

VARIETY UNDER THE STARS 7 March 1958
Joubert Park Theatre
Anne and Webster and a host of other performers.

VARIETY PROGRAMME June 1958
Kangalani, home of Eva Harvey (by invitation only!)
Anne and Webster, Sini van der Brom, Francois Bouguenon, Eva Harvey.

VARIETY UNDER THE STARS 8 January 1959
Joubert Park Theatre
Anne and Webster, with Bob Connolly, Olive King etc.

VARIETY UNDER THE STARS 12 March 1959
Joubert Park Theatre
Anne and Webster, with Garth Meade and Doris Brasch.

GRAND VARIETY SHOW, 27, 28 May 1960
Methodist Church Hall, Roberts Avenue, Kensington
Anne and Webster and other artistes.
I (aged 16) attended this show and got their autographs at the interval.

CHRISTMAS CAPERS December 1, 2, 3 1960
Civic Theatre, Bloemfontein
Anne and Webster and local artistes presented by Rotary Club.

CONCERT 30 April 1961
Wanderers Club, Johannesburg.
Anne and Webster sang.

OVER 6OS OLD FOLKS VARIETY SHOW 2 May 1961
City Hall, Durban
Anne and Webster, with Cyril Sugden, Graham Rich.

SATURDAY NIGHT VARIETY SHOW 1961
Amphitheatre, North Beach, Durban
Anne and Webster and top line variety stars.

CONCERT 5 June 1961 8.15 pm
Allan Wilson Beit Hall, Salisbury, Rhodesia
Anne and Webster appeared in a concert after Webster had adjudicated at Vocal Festival for the Rhodesia Institute of Allied Arts.

GALA BENEFIT SHOW February 1962
Ciros Club, Johannesburg
Anne and Webster appeared in benefit show for the actor, David Beattie, who was suffering from cancer.

CONCERT Mid August 1963
Ficksburg
Anne and Webster, accompanied by Desmond Wright.

CONCERT TOUR WITH SABC ORCHESTRA 1964
Anne and Webster were soloists on this tour.

CONCERT TOUR WITH SABC ORCHESTRA September 1965
Anne and Webster were soloists on this tour.

POPULAR CONCERT, 2 October 1966
Johannesburg 80th Birthday
City Hall, Johannesburg
Anne and Webster with SABC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edgar Cree.
Lehar medley (Anne and Webster)
The Holy City (Webster)
Loves old sweet song (Anne and Webster)
We'll gather lilacs (Anne and Webster)
O lovely night (Anne and Webster)
Drink to me only with thine eyes (Anne)
Selection from Bitter Sweet (Anne and Webster)

KNYSNA

GRAND VARIETY CONCERT 15 September 1967, 8.15 pm
Dutch Reformed Church Hall, Knysna
Knysna District Choral Society proudly present
Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth

POPULAR CONCERT, December 1967
Dutch Reformed Church Hall, Knysna
Anne and Webster

POPULAR CONCERT, 12 January 1968
Dutch Reformed Church Hall, Knysna.
Anne and Webster repeat the December concert.

THE ANNE ZIEGLER AND WEBSTER BOOTH SHOW 26, 27, 28 August 1972
Durban Jewish Club
Anne and Webster accompanied by Jack Dowle, with top supporting artistes.

FAREWELL CONCERT, late 1975
Somerset West
Anne and Webster planned to retire from the stage at the end of 1975, but when they returned to England in early 1978 they were in great demand so came out of retirement until Webster's health broke down in 1983.