Stellenbosch Libertas Choir brings back Bach

For the first time in ten years the complete B Minor Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach will be performed by a full choir and orchestra in the Boland.

The Stellenbosch Libertas Choir and Orchestra conducted by Johan de Villiers, with concert master J?rgen Schwietering, will be performing this monumental work on 5 September in the Paarl Toringkerk at 16:00, and on 12 September in the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch at 16:00.

Acclaimed Capetonian soprano Lente Louw will be on stage with the choir, stepping in for Zanne Stapelberg. Other renowned soloists on stage will be Violina Anguelov (mezzo soprano/alto), Nick de Jager (tenor), Andre Howard (baritone), with Zorada Temmingh on the organ.

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 available through Computicket.
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Box office for ticket sales and collections open one hour before the performance. Doors open 15:30.

Note to editors

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 honouring 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.

For more information on the Libertas Choir please visit the website, or contact Louwina de Villiers on Account:
Cilnette Pienaar
The Famous Idea Trading Co.
021 886 7743
082 820 8584
Libertas Choir


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