Live performances will always remain our top priority. As we navigate a return to regular gatherings and safe in-person singing once again, our focus over the coming months will be on building our vocal stamina and stage-readiness. Some of our recording and performance plans – with an emphasis on new, local, as-yet-unperformed music – include:
- A brand-new musical setting of TS Eliot’s The Hollow Men, composed by Jonathan Blair, for a project with Johannesburg-based artist Mikhael Subotzky.
- Weggewerp, a cycle of four Afrikaans poems composed for us by Hans Huyssen (and one of which we have already recorded as a virtual choir).
- The Highest Throne, a song written by Patric van Blerk and Richard Hartley (whom you may recognise as the composer of the Rocky Horror Show).
- Missa Desolata, a new work by Martin Watt in memory of the late Peter Klatzow.
- A new commission from Denise Onen inspired by the Karoo landscape that fuses Afro-Classical, percussive and technological elements.
We are always keeping an eye out for fresh ideas, approaches and performance venues and so we encourage you to share your suggestions with us!
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