2 April 2018

What a concert we had on Good Friday! It was so exciting for the choir to bring you a ‘new’ work – and from the reaction of the audience, and all the positive messages we’ve received people really enjoyed the concert. It was also wonderful to join forces with Cantare Jubiloso to make up a great – in more ways than one – choir. The orchestra was on top form – and Violina Anguelov was, as always, absolutely wonderful – what a beautiful rich voice.

Next time you can hear your favourite choir will be at the

at the Linder on Saturday 26th  May @ 19:30 & Sunday 27th May @ 15:00.

These concerts are in aid of LifeLine and put on by Richard C Music Enterprises – this means that they are NOT choir produced concerts and there’s no ticket allocation for them. BUT – they’re great fun and we would love to see you there

book at Computicket, and be quick, they’re popular concerts and quickly sold out! You can use the link or call Computicket on 011 340 8000

The next Choir produced concert will be equally exciting:

Carl Orff – Carmina Burana & Leonard Bernstein – Chichester Psalms.
at the Linder Auditorium – Sunday, 24th  June @ 15:00
with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra
Soloists Maudée Montierre (soprano) & Nicholas Nicolaidis (tenor)
and of course Richard on the podium.

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana doesn’t really need an introduction – it’s a well known and much loved piece based on medieval texts and dealing with topics as pertinent to-day as they were then: the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling, and lust. What’s new!

Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms is very different – a truly beautiful choral work by the great American composer. The work was commissioned for the 1965 Southern Cathedrals Festival at Chichester Cathedral by the cathedral’s organist, John Birch, and the Dean, Walter Hussey. If you’ve never heard it grab this chance: don’t miss out – if you know it already I know you won’t want to miss out!

Booking for these concerts is through Debbie 082 853 9709 or or me on 011 788 2340 or  as usual.

Please remember that booking is essential – it makes the collection of your tickets so much easier.

We thank you once again for your generous support of the Choir. It is greatly appreciated!

Yours sincerely, on behalf of the Symphony Choir of Johannesburg,


Kate Pape

Missed our previous newsletters? Click here to read 24 October 2017 and 3 July 2017 .