VOX OUT OF TOWN: A MUSICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY
FOR THE HERMANUS MUSIC SOCIETY
On Friday 31 May 2019, VOX Cape Town will present a recital for the Hermanus Music Society in the atmospheric wine cellar of the Bouchard Finlayson Boutique Winery. VOX, the city’s most innovative choral collective, aims to invigorate local music by exposing audiences to fresh choral sounds through its intimate, immersive performances.
In the group’s first out-of-town recital, VOX will present a series of highlights from its choral projects in the form of a musical autobiography. From its annual participation at the UCT Summer School with Dr Barry Smith, to its presentations for blindfolded audiences at the Youngblood Gallery, to its unique, multisensory pairing of wine and choral song at Groot Constantia, the diversity of the group’s repertoire will be demonstrated.
Choral music from the Renaissance and Classical eras (Tallis, Palestrina, Mozart) right up to the 21st century (Karl Jenkins, Eric Whitacre), as well as locally-inspired compositions from our own shores, will be interspersed with autobiographical snippets and some reflections on the rewards and challenges of performing choral music from around the globe on the southern tip of Africa.