A performance which caters to people with disabilities

Chanie Jonker, Jannie du Toit and Susan Mouton bring stage production Bonjour Monsieur Brel to life. Photro: Supplied

Multi–talented singer and songwriter Jannie du Toit has set the bar to cater for people with disabilities at live performances.

Du Toit was initially inspired to accommodate persons with disabilities at his concerts when he was performing at a music festival 10 years ago. The organisers had asked him what he did to accommodate persons with disabilities at his concerts and that is when he realised he needed to do something. He decided to incorporate sign language at that particular show and has since incorporated braille at all his performances to cater for blind people.

“Throughout the years I’ve received positive feedback from people with disabilities thanking me for considering them,” he said. “Due to our input, we have encouraged theatres in Pretoria and in Cape Town to incorporate a loop system into their auditoriums. This system involves loops being connected onto seats, allowing a person to adjust their hearing aid to a certain setting which allows them to hear the performance.”

Singer and songwriter Jannie du Toit in his element.

Du Toit is well known for performing renditions of Belgian singer Jacques Brel’s songs. The Melville resident said he had been playing musical instruments for more than 50 years.

In his latest show, Du Toit brings production Bonjour Monsieur Brel production to life with cellist Susan Mouton and pianist Chanie Jonker.

“People can look forward to timeless music that will take audiences on a musical journey. I’ll be performing different languages such as English, Dutch, Afrikaans and French,” said Du Toit.

The show will run at Auto General Theatre on the Square in Sandton from 4 to 6 July. Bookings can be made at Computicket or at the theatre.

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