In addition to its own busy performance schedule, VOX Cape Town is passionate about performing for community-driven events and causes, such as those listed below.
Music Evening at St George’s Grammar School
In June 2019, we were invited to share a warm evening of music with the children of St George’s Grammar School in Mowbray (our weekly rehearsal venue). Witnessing their violins, marimbas, recorders and voices in performance reminded us of the words of the great Paul McCartney:
“I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity… To see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.”
One of their teachers wrote to us afterwards: “You made the evening one to remember. The children have never sat so quietly before. Thank you for sharing the beautiful music that you make.”
Cultural Exchange with the Academic Male Voice Choir of Helsinki (Akademen)
On Monday 1 April 2019, VOX Cape Town spent an inspiring evening with the Academic Male Voice Choir of Helsinki (Akademiska Sångföreningen), who were on tour from Finland, in which we shared folk songs, serenades and sauvignon blanc. Skål!
Private Performance at the Wedding of Chloë and Matthew Reeler
On Saturday 30 March 2019, VOX Cape Town was honoured to sing at the wedding of one of its singers at the beautiful Rozendal Guest Farm in Stellenbosch. Their two offerings included Eric Whitacre’s beautiful setting of words by Rūmī (“This Marriage”) and a sublime arrangement of the Pentatonix hit, “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Reeler!
May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
May it be sweet milk, this marriage, like wine and halvah.
May this marriage offer fruit and shade like the date palm.
May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day a day in paradise.
May this marriage be a sign of compassion, a seal of happiness here and hereafter.
May this marriage have a fair face and a good name, an omen as welcomes the moon in a clear blue sky.
I am out of words to describe how spirit mingles in this marriage.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Rūmī, 1207-1273
ArtAngels Charity Auction for The Click Foundation at Ellerman House, Bantry Bay
On Wednesday 18 October 2018, VOX Cape Town was invited to perform at the annual ArtAngels Fundraiser at Ellerman House in Camps Bay. This saw VOX singing alongside Richard Brokensha, Aston Wyle and Benjamin Fisher and raised R2.7 million for The Click Foundation, an initiative that aims to address the literacy crisis in South Africa.
After performing their hit single Fly to Paradise with Richard Brokensha, VOX sang “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman”.
Performances at Constantia Place and Berghof Retirement Villages
- In 2015 and 2016, VOX Cape Town presented two evening performances at Constantia Place Retirement Village, due largely to our special connection with Liz Murray, one of the residents there.
- In 2017 and 2018, VOX presented two afternoon performances at the Berghof Retirement Village in Hof Street, Gardens.