MUSIC ACROSS TIME
Grant Innes McLachlan, composer, Department of Music, University of Cape Town; Vox Cape Town
Wednesday 25 January
ENTRANCE FEES R150
Venue Baxter Theatre Concert Hall
In the late twentieth century, several composers reacted against the inaccessible and difficult music of the avant-garde. Among these were the composers Arvo Pärt, Henryk Gorecki, Kim André Arnesen from Eastern and Northern Europe, and Eric Whitacre from the United States. The ethereal beauty of this music has captivated audiences worldwide. We will be presenting a selection from these composers performed by Vox Cape Town choir, interspersed with chamber music for strings and flute, including the sensitive and delicate miniatures of the British composer Jeremy Dale Roberts as well as music by Debussy. The performance, Of Light, a setting by Grant McLachlan of four South African poems, will conclude the programme.