Mix of old and new refreshing

2019-04-24 06:00
Third-year UKZN opera students Wandile Nsele (left) and Banele Bhengu (right), with Pams Choirconductor Botes Gresse in the middle.PHOTO: supplied

Third-year UKZN opera students Wandile Nsele (left) and Banele Bhengu (right), with Pams Choirconductor Botes Gresse in the middle.PHOTO: supplied

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THE Songs of Inspiration Concert last Sunday presented by the Pietermaritzburg Amateur Music Society (Pams) under the baton of musical director Botes Gresse, provided beautiful music which was enjoyed by the audience. The highlight was the Misa Criolla by Ramirez.

It seems that the audience members in general found the combination of the more mature Pams Choir with the fresh young voices of the Drakondale Girls’ Choir very refreshing and the authentic sounds by Bolivian-born guitarist Kech Sanchez, soulful accompaniment by pianist Jacques Heyns, the stunning UKZN opera school tenors Banele Bhengu and Wandile Nsele, pure flute voice of Hilton College teacher Inêz de Carvalho Tonkin, the versatile bass Matthew Hoffman and percussion by the Pietermaritzburg City Orchestra, added some memorable music moments.

These are some comments on Facebook:

Stella Ntshangase: “Young and not so young voices under Botes was something to be witnessed. The future looks bright for you guys.”

Val Gemmell: “Brilliant performances by all participants. Thank you for a most enjoyable afternoon.”

Gresse is creating a dynamic choir community in the Midlands. By mixing old and young (singers and music) in his programme he is building choirs and new audiences.

Equally important is providing a platform for upcoming musicians to perform.

— Supplied.

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