VOX CAPE TOWN PRESENTS

OF BARRELS AND BLOSSOMS

COMING SEPTEMBER 2020

As a special surprise just in time for spring, we are delighted to announce the imminent launch of a new CD! 

Our fifth album, titled Of Barrels and Blossoms, features a rich bouquet of musical highlights from our ViniChoral and Flower Songs projects. It was recorded last November at CapeTown Sound. Stay tuned for updates!

TRACK LISTING

1. In vino veritas (Paul Gibson)
2. Ubi Caritas (Ola Gjeilo) with Clinton Claasen (piano)
3. Now is the month of Maying (Thomas Morley)
4. There are some men (Philip Glass)
5. Caged Bird (Nicky Schrire) with Nicky Schrire (guest vocals)

Two Pastoral Ballads with Matthew Ferrandi (clarinet)
6. Down by the Salley Gardens (Matthew Dennis)
7. The Sprig of Thyme (Matthew Dennis)

Five Flower Songs with Fi Smit (poetry readings)
8. Poem: To Daffodils (Robert Herrick)
9. To Daffodils (Benjamin Britten)
10. Poem: The Succession of the Four Sweet Months (Robert Herrick)
11. The Succession of the Four Sweet Months (Benjamin Britten)
12. Poem: Marsh Flowers (George Crabbe)
13. Marsh Flowers (Benjamin Britten)
14. Poem: Evening Primrose (John Clare)
15. The Evening Primrose (Benjamin Britten)
16. Poem: Ballad of Green Broom (Anonymous)
17. Ballad of Green Broom (Benjamin Britten)

18. Rooi Disa (Petrus Lemmer) with Matthew Ferrandi (clarinet)

VOX Cape Town
Directed by John Woodland

Pre-Recording Open Rehearsal

“It was a huge pleasure to witness! You all sing magnificently.”
“The friendly/happy/family feeling […] meant a lot to me.”
“I especially enjoyed it when you used only your expression and body language to elicit a response. Awesome!”

These were some of the appreciative comments from the scores of supporters who joined us at our second-ever open rehearsal on Monday 7 October 2019 at St George’s Grammar School. Whether curious to experience what happens behind the scenes or hoping for a last chance to hear (live) the repertoire from our recent projects, guests savoured a glass of wine as we put the finishing touches to some of our favourite music ranging from Benjamin Britten to Nicky Schrire. (Our studio session was booked for the following weekend!) Many thanks to in-VOX photographer (and bass singer) Simon Hartley for capturing these moments.