For millennia, trees have been associated with growth, strength and individuality – with their deep, entangled roots and wide-reaching branches also representing the interconnectedness of life. This is the central inspiration for our immersive presentation at this year’s Hermanus FynArts that celebrates the splendour of the natural world and the unique biodiversity of that magical coastal town.

Our choral offerings will range from the polyphony of Palestrina to captivating miniatures by Stanford and Mia Makaroff – and music written in the last decade by no fewer than four South African composers. Our voices will be accompanied by the celestial sounds of tuned wine glasses in Stars by Ēriks Ešenvalds, and other instruments as we unleash the kinetic energy of Eric Whitacre’s Cloudburst.

6:30 PM on Saturday 8 June 2024
Dutch Reformed Church (1 Church Street), Hermanus
Bookings via Webtickets

“Join us from 7 to 17 June 2024 for an exuberant celebration of creativity in all its forms – visual, musical, literary, culinary, performance. The programme is bursting with delights, from theatre and live music in every genre to art exhibitions, talks, workshops and food and wine experiences.” Read more on the Hermanus FynArts website!

“A Peek Inside the VOX” – An open rehearsal with VOX Cape Town

Join the Mother City’s most innovative choral collective for “A Peek Inside the VOX” as we put the finishing touches to our immersive programme of choral music for the FynArts Festival in Hermanus next month!

Curious to hear how we refine the many elements of a VOX experience? Pull up a front-row seat in the bright and airy Studio Rehearsal Room at the Baxter on Saturday 25 May – which also happens to be Africa Day! Observe the ins and outs of the rehearsal and meet local composers Nicky Schrire and Grant McLachlan as they guide us through their music. In the break and afterwards, join us for a glass of wine (or two) and get to know the personalities behind the voices! Be sure to book your spot right away as there are only 80 seats for this intimate musical experience.

Saturday 25 May (11 AM to 1 PM)
Studio Rehearsal Room, Baxter Theatre Centre, Rondebosch

Thank you for supporting us at our open rehearsal! Download the programme from the open rehearsal (PDF) or visit the special webpage that listed more information about the music, as well as the texts and translations of the pieces.