Choir to continue tradition

2015-09-24 06:00

HANDEL’S Messiah has become one of the most popular and performed choral works in the world. Last year 1 500 people attended two celebratory concerts held in the PMB City Hall and at Amber Valley in Howick, commemorating the first full performance of Messiah in the city in 1864.

The massed Pams Choir, the Howick Choristers and the Thembelihle Children’s Choir with the Pietermaritzburg City Orchestra was conducted by Robin Walton.

In 2015 the Pams Choir, conducted by Walton and accompanied by the PMB City Orchestra with local soloists, will continue this tradition in a performance to be held on November 15.

Pams warmly invites choral singers from all voice groups to join the choir for Messiah, particularly those singers who may have sung Messiah with the late Dr Joshua Radebe as this performance will be dedicated to his memory.

Practice will be on Tuesday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm at the NG Kerk in Prestbury opposite the Botanical Gardens.

The first was held on September 8 with a good turnout of members. New singers joined the choir, many of whom had travelled long distances, some from as far as Hermannsburg.

Pams’ well known and much loved accompanist Nat Fish retired in 2013 and has been sorely missed.

Now happily Jacques Heyns, a highly accomplished musician, has accepted the position that adds a great deal to the enjoyment of the practices.

Please contact 033 347 0787 or 072 235 1138 for more information.

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