VOX AT THE FESTIVAL OF WHITE LIGHTS
AT SPIER WINE FARM
Recordings by VOX Cape Town are being played as part of the Light Art Festival at Spier Wine Farm between 10 December 2018 and 31 January 2019. Each night during this period, visitors will be able to experience a dazzling array of interactive light and sound artworks throughout the historic Stellenbosch farm. Entry to the installation, which runs from 20h30 to 23h00 during this period, is free of charge.
Each December, Spier Wine Farm is transformed into a light-filled, multi-sensory cross-cultural wonderland for the annual Festival of White Lights. Ushering in the festive season, this performance arts procession on the Werf is led by the Spier Angel of Light on stilts. A dazzling display of light – fire dancers, sculptures and lanterns – with a diverse collection of artistic performances amidst the oaks is choreographed by the acclaimed Jay Pather.
For the third year running, VOX Cape Town sang under the stars at the opening night of the Festival of White Lights in December 2018. VOX presented a diverse selection of choral music from South Africa, Iceland and Spain.
In 2017, VOX presented a selection of music loosely connected to Christmas including works by Franco Prinsloo, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Peter Gritton and folk carols from Spain and Poland.
VOX’s offering in 2016 ranged from “Stars” by Ēriks Ešenvalds (under the stars) to the unleashed kinetic energy of “Cloudburst” by Eric Whitacre, accompanied by a thrilling video installation. Finally, in a moving tribute to Leonard Cohen, VOX’s singers were joined by Magdalene Minnaar, floating gently in an illuminated pool, who together sang his most famous number, “Hallelujah”.