Zanne Stapelberg sings Bach with Libertas Choir
Zanne Stapelberg (soprano) is one of the acclaimed soloists to perform the B Minor Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach with the Stellenbosch Libertas Choir.
The performance on 5 September is in the historic Paarl Toringkerk at 16:00 (tickets R100), and on 12 September in the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch (tickets R110).
The choir is conducted by Johan de Villiers, with Concert Master J?rgen Schwietering. Other solo parts will be sung by Violina Anguelov (mezzo soprano/alto), Given Nkosi (tenor), Andre Howard (baritone), with Zorada Temmingh on the organ.
“It is such an honor to be involved with the performance of this epic work by Bach,” said choir director Johan de Villiers. “It has been one of my life ambitions, and probably one of the ultimate musical experiences for me personally, and for us as a choir,” he added.
The Mass in B minor is a musical setting of the complete Latin Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach. The work is said to be one of his last, with much of it consisting of music that Bach had composed earlier. To finish the work, Bach composed new sections of the Credo such as Et incarnatus est, said to be some of his last major compositions.
Tickets for both these performances are now available through Computicket. (See Link: http://www.computicket.com/web/event/bach_bmin_mass_stb_libertaschoir).
Box office for ticket sales and collections open one hour before the performance. Doors open 15:30.
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About the Libertas Choir
The Libertas Choir was established in January 1989 to promote a spirit of trust and unity in a country characterised by divisions. The language and cultural diversity of the choir members of the Libertas Choir is representative, just like their singing, of the kaleidoscope of the South African society, bound together by a love of music and the gift to sing. The choir is proud of their status as South Africa’s first permanent adult choir representing the diversity of the country whose members transcend cultural, racial, religious and social status borders.
The choir’s mission is to demonstrate reconciliation, solidarity, peace and freedom through the shared experience of choral music while honoring God with trust, joy and gratitude. They are also committed to the upliftment of historically disadvantaged communities, and a large percentage of the income generated by their concerts is donated to social projects.
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