L O T U S - Vox Chamber Choir

Sun. 8 Sep, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm SAST
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L O T U S - Vox Chamber Choir

Vox Chamber Choir presents the World Premier of: "L O T U S".

Vox Chamber Choir in collaboration with the Department of Afrikaans and Theory of Literature from Unisa - The University of South Africa will present the world permier of Franco Prinsloo Composer/Performer's newly commissioned work, "L O T U S", on 08 September 2019, in celebration of Breyten Breytenbach's 80th birthday on the 16th of September 2019.

This special work was commissioned by the highly acclaimed violist, Elmarie Van Der Vyver, for solo viola, choir and percussion. Vox Chamber Choir, together with Elmarie Van Der Vyver will breathe life into Prinsloo's contemporary chaconne/mandala.

"L O T U S", a poem by Breyten Breytenbach, was set to music by composer, Franco Prinsloo. The work is inspired by the style of a classical chaconne, but takes the form of a repetitive mantra which flows through the choir and the viola to create a meditative chant. A repeating basso continue underlines this meditative narrative.

Audience can look forward to a selection of new choral works including instrumental pieces like the Sonatina for Viola and piano as well as the Broken String (for solo viola and looping station).

A new work, "Navigating us" for solo voices will also be premiered at this concert. This work forms part of a ongoing collaboration between Prinsloo and Sonya Rademeyer-Artist. The musical piece was directly inspired by the visual artwork (with the same title) and also features as the artwork on the event poster.

A concert not to be missed!

Conducted by Franco Prinsloo

Viola: Elmarie Van Der Vyver

Piano: Misha Melck

Percussion: Herman Nicolas Swanepoel

DATE: 08 September 2019 (Sunday)

TIME: 15:00

COST: R100 online at Tixsa | R120 at the Door

VENUE: ZK Mathews Great Hall, UNISA Muckleneuk Campus, Pretoria (Address: 330 Preller Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria, 0002)

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ZK Matthews Great Hall (UNISA) 330 Preller Street
Pretoria, GP 0002
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