At the Baxter Theatre Centre on 25 January, VOX Cape Town, award-winning composer Grant McLachlan, and other talented performers will present a fabulous concert to celebrate the UCT Summer School 2023.
The VOX Cape Town choral collective spans musical history in its focus on a cappella works, oratorios, and local compositions to enrich the musical life of Cape Town and South Africa.
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VOX wants to bring new life to local choral music by using creative programming and staging to make intimate, sensory-rich experiences.
At the “Music Across Time” performance, VOX Cape Town will be joining Grant, the Kirby Quartet and flautist Gabriele von Dürckheim.
Works presented will include Grant McLachlan’s composition “Of Light”, a setting of poems by four female South African poets, as well as music by Debussy, Brahms, McLachlan, Jeremy Dale Roberts, and Arvo Pärt.
“In the late twentieth century, several composers reacted against the inaccessible and difficult music of the avant-garde. Among these were the composers Arvo Pärt, Henryk Gorecki, Kim André Arnesen from Eastern and Northern Europe, and Eric Whitacre from the United States. The ethereal beauty of this music has captivated audiences worldwide.”
VOX Cape Town will perform a selection from these composers interspersed with chamber music for strings and flute, including the sensitive and delicate miniatures of the British composer Jeremy Dale Roberts as well as music by Debussy.
The programme will conclude with a performance of “Of Light“, a setting by Grant McLachlan of four South African poems.
- Date: 25 January | 7pm
- Location: Baxter Theatre Concert Hall | Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town
- Cost: R135 – R150
- Book: Webtickets
- Website: voxcapetown.com
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