The 59th Regiment of the British forces was stationed in Cape Town, and the brass orchestra of this company performed as part of the programme in some theatrical performances by the Royal Alfred Dramatic Club in the new Theatre Royal (opened in 1860). Possibly some of the officers and men were involved as performers as well.
The commanding officer was apparently Col. Burmeister, and the director of the orchestra was a Herr Werthal.
In 1860 they appeared as interlude with:
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