VIRTUAL VOX

Doubt Thou

We have a beautiful musical gift to share with you, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Our final Virtual VOX project, entitled Doubt Thou, is a celebration of devotion and love and was especially commissioned for the ten-year anniversary and engagement of two special members of our musical family. 

Jan-Hendrik Harley, the composer, plays the violin and viola in this virtual performance. Elegant visuals designed by Casey Driver accompany the voices of VOX.

The words are taken from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet and comprise the opening lines of the Prince of Denmark’s love letter to Ophelia:

“Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt thou the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.”

 

Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2 (Shakespeare)

(In other words, although one may wonder about the true nature of these phenomena – which were not fully understood at the time – or even question the existence of truth itself, only love remains certain and steadfast.)

Composer: Jan-Hendrik Harley
Sung by VOX Cape Town

Strings: Jan-Hendrik Harley
Sound: Kyle Paulssen
Video: Casey Driver

14 February 2022

Link: https://youtu.be/c1EAVAXDtuk

Feedback from our final Virtual VOX project…

“What a splendid gift to receive on Valentine’s Day. Thank you so much!”

“This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you!”

“How completely stunning, and happy Valentine’s Day right back with nothing but love to offer in return.”