Cape Classic: about us


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The mission of Cape Classic

Cape Classic is supporting social relief projects for children in the Western Cape through the donation of funds raised by concert ticket sales.

The mission is realized by 2 concerts yearly in Bad Kissingen (Germany).


Charity and educational activities

The proceeds of the concerts are donated to non-profit organisations supporting local relief projects for underprivileged children in the Western Cape. This is the organisation’s highest priority.

Cape Classic has donated since 2005 about € 87.000,- to miscellaneous projects.

In 2017 Cape Classic donates € 2500,- to the Jamestown Sounds project and € 1500,- the Swellendam Bursary Fund.

- Photos of the delivering of donations in: 2005, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.


The origin of Cape Classic

Enthusiasm for South Africa and a love for classical music have been the main motivations for Gabi Zahn’s vision to create Cape Classic, a festival which supports charitable projects of the Cape region through “The Magic of Music”.
In the eighties Gabi Zahn lived in South Africa for four years with her husband and her four children.

In Germany, where she lives now, she worked as a journalist specialising in cultural affairs, mainly classical music, where she wrote reviews of concerts and interviewed famous artists.
Currently, she spends all her time on the organisation of Cape Classic.

Gabi Zahn



The organization

Founder and director of Cape Classic is Gabi Zahn. (See also "Contact")



Cape Classic Association

- Chairperson: Gabi Zahn
- Vice-chairperson: Bernd Hammer
- Treasurer: Martha Müller
- Secretary: Andreas Metz
- Financial audit: Johanna Schmitt


vorstand cape classic 2017

Membership costs: € 20,- a year:
"Cape Classic e.V." Sparkasse Bad Kissingen (Germany).
Accountnumber: 8209702, Bank code number (BLZ) : 793 510 10.
IBAN: DE 31 7935 1010 0008 2097 02


Statute (in German) - Membership enrolment


Cape Classic Charitable Culture (CCCC)

- Chairperson: Gabi Zahn
- Public officer & treasurer: Ina Oglivi
The address of CCCC is: 29 Velkornet Street, P.O.Box 30, Swellendam 6740

Do you want to support Cape Classic Charitable Culture? Just become a member! For more information please send an e-mail to: gabizahn@cape-classic.com