A feast of choral music

2010-12-23 00:00

DURING the week of January 2 to 9, a feast of church music awaits lovers of choral and organ music at the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School.

The Royal School of Church Music will be having its annual National Summer School there under the direction of Katherine Dienes-Williams, Director of Music at Guildford Cathedral in England. The organist for the course will be David Orr, currently the Director of Music at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town.

More than 90 participants from all over the country will form one large choir and will sing various services in the auditorium of the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School. A wide range of music will be sung including two compositions by Dienes-Williams, Evening Canticles by David Orr and a Mass by Christopher Cockburn written for the Grahamstown festival.

The public are welcome at all these events and there is no charge. A retiring collection will be taken at the end of each event to help cover the costs of the Summer School. For more information, please contact Marianne de Jager at 082 853 3361. — Arts editor.

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