Monday, 18 December 2017

Fast bowler turned tenor introduces concert

Fast bowler turned tenor introduces concert
A FORMER cricketing legend who now makes his living as a tenor will be guest of honour at a rather unusual concert by Henley’s chamber choir, Aliquando, writes Lesley Potter.

Henry Olonga was the first black man to play cricket for Zimbabwe, but the fast bowler had to flee the country in 2003 after he made a political stand against the government by wearing a black armband with team mate Andy Flower at a World Cup match.

He now lives in England with his wife and two small children, and has a new career as a singer and after dinner speaker.

Olonga will make a guest appearance at Aliquando’s spring concert at the Christ Church Centre on Saturday, May 17 when he will talk about the fascinating events of his life, and also join the choir in singing an oratorio of African music, Zimbe, Come Sing the Songs of Africa.

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