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October 2017

W Walton – Belshazzar’s Feast & J Rutter – Gloria

8th October 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Linder Auditorium Johannesburg, South Africa + Google Map

Conducted by Richard Cock. Belshazzar's Feast is a cantata by the English composer William Walton. It was first performed at the Leeds Festival on 8 October 1931, with the baritone Dennis Noble, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Leeds Festival Chorus, conducted by Malcolm Sargent. The work has remained one of Walton's most celebrated compositions. Osbert Sitwell selected the text from the Bible, primarily the Book of Daniel, and Psalm 137. In the story of Belshazzar's Feast, the Jews are in exile in Babylon. After a feast at which Belshazzar, the Babylonian king, commits sacrilege by using the Jews' sacred…

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November 2017

Gilbert & Sullivan – Pirates of Penzance

5th November 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Linder Auditorium Johannesburg, South Africa + Google Map

Conducted by Richard Cock. The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera's official premiere was at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on 31 December 1879. Its London debut was on 3 April 1880, at the Opera Comique. Pirates was the fifth Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration and introduced the much-parodied "Major-General's Song". Fiction and plays about pirates were ubiquitous in the 19th century. Walter Scott's The Pirate (1822) and James Fenimore Cooper's The Red Rover were key sources…

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December 2017

Christmas With Richard Cock

9th December 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Linder Auditorium Johannesburg, South Africa + Google Map

Conducted by Richard Cock. The traditional family Christmas concert with Richard Cock and the Symphony Choir of Johannesburg without which it really isn’t Christmas in Johannesburg. Young and old will be joined in singing some of the wonderful carols we all know and love. The choir will of course entertain you with other Christmas music both new and old. The proper way to start Christmas. * Special ticket price for Christmas Concerts R200  * Seniors, students & scholars R160  

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Christmas With Richard Cock

10th December 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Linder Auditorium Johannesburg, South Africa + Google Map

Conducted by Richard Cock. The traditional family Christmas concert with Richard Cock and the Symphony Choir of Johannesburg without which it really isn’t Christmas in Johannesburg. Young and old will be joined in singing some of the wonderful carols we all know and love. The choir will of course entertain you with other Christmas music both new and old. The proper way to start Christmas. * Special ticket price for Christmas Concerts R200  * Seniors, students & scholars R160  

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March 2018

K Jenkins – Stabat Mater

30th March 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Linder Auditorium Johannesburg, South Africa + Google Map

Conducted by Richard Cock. Sir Karl William Pamp Jenkins, CBE(born 1944) is a Welsh musician and composer. Jenkins began his musical career as an oboist in the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. He went on to study music at Cardiff University, and then commenced postgraduate studies in London at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is a fellow and an associate and where he also met his wife and musical collaborator, Carol Barratt. He was a member of the jazz-rock band Soft Machine. Stabat Mater is a 2008 piece Jenkins…

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May 2018

Last Night of the Proms – Charity concert

26th May 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Linder Auditorium Johannesburg, South Africa + Google Map

Conducted by Richard Cock. Charity concert for the benefit of Lifeline with an eclectic mixture of music in the vein of the London Last Night of the Proms concerts – complete with Parry’s ‘Jerusalem’ and Elgar’s ‘ Land of Hope and Glory’. Sure to put a smile on your face.    

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Last Night of the Proms – Charity concert

27th May 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Linder Auditorium Johannesburg, South Africa + Google Map

Conducted by Richard Cock. Charity concert for the benefit of Lifeline with an eclectic mixture of music in the vein of the London Last Night of the Proms concerts – complete with Parry’s ‘Jerusalem’ and Elgar’s ‘ Land of Hope and Glory’. Sure to put a smile on your face.    

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June 2018

C Orff – Carmina Burana & L Bernstein – Chichester Psalms

24th June 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Linder Auditorium Johannesburg, South Africa + Google Map

Conducted by Richard Cock.  Carl Heinrich Maria Orff (1895 – 1982) was a German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937). In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential approach toward music education for children. Orff studied at the Munich Academy of Music until 1914, he then served in the German Army during World War I. Afterwards, he held various positions at opera houses in Mannheim and Darmstadt, later returning to Munich to pursue his music studies. In 1934, Orff encountered the 1847 edition of the Carmina…

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October 2018

B Britten – War Requiem (with Dresden Singakademie & CT Philharmonia Choir)

16th October 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Linder Auditorium Johannesburg, South Africa + Google Map

Conducted by Ekkehard Klemm. Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh OMCH (1913 – 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. Britten showed talent from an early age. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London and privately with the composer Frank Bridge. Britten first came to public attention with the a cappella choral work A Boy was Born in 1934. With the…

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B Britten – War Requiem (with Dresden Singakademie & CT Philharmonia Choir)

19th October 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Every Nation Church, Goodwood, Cape Town

Conducted by Ekkehard Klemm. Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten of Aldeburgh OMCH (1913 – 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. Britten showed talent from an early age. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London and privately with the composer Frank Bridge. Britten first came to public attention with the a cappella choral work A Boy was Born in 1934. With the…

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