Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Sweet and Cape Stay Sour Service Awards

The Sweet Service Award goes to the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra for working so hard just before and over the Easter weekends, in performing Beethoven’s 7th Symphony on 9 April, and then Haendel’s Messiah on 10 and 12 April.    The soloists and Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town are to be congratulated on the magnificent contribution they made to the success of the Messiah performance.   The City of Cape Town also is to be congratulated for improving the interior of the City Hall – the coat of paint and banners, as well as some attempt at airconditioning, are most welcome.   The only problem is the smell of the samoosas being heated up prior to the interval, which permeates the City Hall. 


The Sour Service Award goes to Cape Stay, a recent Sweet Service Award winner.   The website company is merciless in cutting its advertisers off the website if they do not pay the renewal fee timeously.  There is no final follow-up by e-mail nor by telephone call, to check if there is a payment problem.    The company treats its advertisers as children, and is more focused on making money than in building a relationship with its clients.  


The WhaleTales Sweet & Sour Service Awards are presented every Friday on the WhaleTales blog.  Nominations for the Sweet and Sour Service Awards can be sent to Chris von Ulmenstein at