IN THE DARK :: GÓRECKI/GLASS
When did you last experience the magical sensation of listening to beautiful choral music in complete darkness? VOX Cape Town, the city’s most innovative choral collective, teams up with Biblioteek Productions and Youngblood Arts and Culture Development for another classical music concert “In The Dark”.
Following their sold-out performances of “Tave(r)ner” (2016) and “Pärt/Palestrina” (2017), John Woodland will direct VOX Cape Town in a programme of rarely-performed choral music by two contemporary minimalist composers: HENRYK GÓRECKI (Poland) and PHILIP GLASS (United States).
Górecki (1933-2010) has been described as the most commercially successful classical composer of recent times. The programme will include his most famous choral work “Totus Tuus” (“Wholly Thine”) as well as a selection of folk songs and lullabies inspired by his native Poland.
While typically listed as a minimalist composer, Philip Glass (b. 1937) prefers to describe himself as a composer of “music with repetitive structures”. Glass’s settings of poems written by Leonard Cohen and Octavio Paz will be interspersed with his piano music played by Clinton Claasen, including extracts from the award-winning film score for “The Hours”.
VENUE: Youngblood Gallery, 70-74 Bree Street
DATE: Wednesday 13 June 2018
PRICE: R150 pp / R100 students and pensioners
BOOKINGS: Online via Quicket