Live performances will always remain our top priority. However, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, it is unclear when we will be able to gather to rehearse or perform for a sizeable audience. We have a responsibility not to put ourselves, or our supporters, at risk.
To continue to provide meaningful musical experiences to our singers and supporters during this period, we have attempted to overcome some of the challenges of lockdown in the form of virtual choir projects and previously-unreleased live recordings.
If you enjoy these recordings and are moved to make a contribution to our running costs, we would be very grateful if you would consider donating an amount equivalent to what you might have paid for a ticket to one of our performances. Donations may be made via electronic transaction using our banking details. Alternatively, if you wish to contribute using card, SnapScan or Zapper, please visit our support page on Quicket.
LIVE at the Norval Foundation
In April 2019, VOX Cape Town presented a constellation of exquisite choral music at the breathtaking Norval Foundation in Steenberg.
These choral masterpieces, complementing the contemporary art on display, were written by five great living composers of our time. From the “pillow-soft dissonances” of Eric Whitacre and the repetitive structures of Philip Glass to the mesmerising soundscapes of Ola Gjeilo and Kim André Arnesen, the musical odyssey concluded in South Africa with Peter Klatzow’s Two Songs from the /Xam. To share this music more widely, a special preview performance was held, free of charge, the week before.
As a birthday “gift” to you for our fifth birthday celebrations in July 2020, we are excited to share a collection of live takes from this project, mastered by Nolan Chiat. Sit back and enjoy the playlist, which runs as if you were at the performance itself.
LIVE at the Baxter Concert Hall
VOX Cape Town enjoys a special relationship with the Baxter Theatre Centre. Over the years, VOX has contributed to many performances at the annual UCT Summer School and the Cape Town Concert Series.
This playlist features a selection of live recordings from these events. More recordings are coming soon!
P.S. Like other theatres nationwide, the Baxter has “gone dark”. Please consider supporting the Baxter for as little as R30 a month by becoming a #BaxterCoffeeAngel. Every small donation contributes towards the long-term future of the institution. Now, more than ever, we need to safeguard sustainability, excellence and diversity in the arts.