Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Rosemary Nalden


We are delighted to announce that Buskaid’s Founder and Director, Rosemary Nalden was awarded Honorary Membership of The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) on 14th May 2013.



RPS Honorary Members- Desmond Neysmith (representing Aaron P Dworkin), Ricardo Castro, Ahmad Sarmast, Rosemary Nalden, Armand Diangienda at RPS Music Awards London 14 May 2013 photo: Simon Jay Price



Rosemary Nalden, Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society, with her certificate of honorary Membership presented at RPS Music Awards, London 14 May 2013 photo: Simon Jay Price



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Rosemary Nalden was one of the speakers for TedxObserver at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 2012. She was joined on stage by members of the Buskaid Ensemble for a short performance.


To view the talk and read Marshall Marcus' blog review of the highly successful Buskaid concert which was held at St Marylebone Church on Monday 12 March, 2012 follow the links below:



Boughton House concert in the UK



Sunday 13 July 2014
The Great Hall
Boughton House, Near Kettering
NN14 1BJ

More information: Download the PDF Flyer




Forthcoming Concerts and Events 2014


The Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble’s UK tour 2014


This tour will take place between 10th and 17th July and features four concerts at the following prestigious venues:


10th July – Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham as part of the Cheltenham Music Festival
11th July – St George’s, Bristol
13th July – The Great Hall, Boughton House, Northamptonshire
16th July – Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London


The Ensemble will present a number of different classical programmes, to include works by Rameau, JS Bach, Boccherini, Brahms, Bloch and Karl Jenkins, as well as Buskaid’s own township Kwela and Gospel arrangements. The tour culminates in a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall where the Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble will be joined by guest conductor Karl Jenkins CBE for a performance of his Soweto Suite for Strings, which he has dedicated to Buskaid.

We very much look forward to seeing you at one or more of these concerts.


Booking details:


Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham 10th July at 7.30pm

Please note there is a screening of the BBC Documentary ‘Soweto Strings’ at 6pm prior to the main concert. Tickets for this event can be purchased separately.
On sale:
Midday 24th March to Cheltenham Festival members and midday 31st March to non-members.
Tickets available from:
0844 880 8094 - Please note there is likely to be a waiting time of at least 30 minutes on the day that tickets go on sale and you are strongly advised to book via the website instead.
Ticket prices:
£5 film only
£12 - £23 concert only


St George’s, Bristol

11th July

On sale:
Tickets are on sale now
Tickets available from:
0845 40 24 001
Ticket prices:
£10 - £20. £1 administration fee charged per transaction plus £1 card transaction fee and 70p postage where applicable.


The Great Hall, Boughton House near Kettering – 13th July at 7pm

Please note that seating for this concert is limited to 80 people only, and tickets will be in great demand.
On sale:
9am 18th March
Tickets available from:

The Buskaid Trust – 01952 371476. Please note that we are unable to accept card payments by telephone and all card payments should be made via the website above.
Ticket prices:
£25 including refreshments and guided tour of Boughton House from 5pm
£15 concert only


Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London – 16th July at 7.30pm

On sale:
9am on 18th March to Southbank Centre members and 9am on 19th March to non-members.
Tickets available from:
0844 875 0073 - lines are open daily, from 9am to 8pm. There is a £2.75 one-off transaction fee when booking over the phone (Southbank Centre members do not pay a fee).  Please note that the event will not appear on the website until 18th March. There is a £1.75 one-off transaction fee when booking online (Southbank Centre members do not pay a fee).
Tickets can be purchased in person from the Royal Festival Hall box office open daily 10am to 8pm. Transaction fees do not apply to tickets purchased in person.
Ticket prices:
£10 - £25.

For any general enquiries please call Esther Wright at the Buskaid Trust on 01952 371476 or email



The Buskaid Trust acknowledges with great appreciation Redefine Properties South Africa and Redefine International,

the principal sponsors of this tour.




The Buskaid Ensemble has just returned from a highly successful tour of Reunion. Many many thanks to the wonderful audiences who gave us such a warm welcome and to Yann Valle of the Association Nakiyava. More news about this tour next year!


The DVD of last years's Linder concert is now available to purchase from the Buskaid office at R150. To watch some footage of this concert please click on the Youtube link below:


Buskaid South Africa - YouTube






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