8.00 pm, Saturday 21st October, 2017
Erin Hall, Erin Road, Rondebosch
An evening of music for soprano and piano with Lindsey McKee and Grant McLachlan
Music by: Richard Strauss, Quilter, Elgar, Bridge, Gershwin, McLachlan, Ivor Novello and others
The music of grant mclachlan
A celebration of Grant’s 60th birthday was held at the Baxter Concert Hall on the 1st October 2016. The evening included the premiere of his Sonatina for double bass commissioned by Leon Bosch, a selection of his music from the last 40 years, as well as a selection from Bach`s “Art Of Fugue”. The centrepiece of the concert was the piano quintet “Oesterwal Landscape” which was commissioned in 1992 by the Music Group Of Manchester, of which Bosch is a member. The concert concludes with the ever popular carol “Come, Colours Rise”.
Music from the Movies:
The Choirs and Orchestras of Rustenburg, Westerford and Bishops put on a spectacular concert of ‘Music from the Movies’ on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th August. An orchestra of 100 and a choir of 300 performed the music soundtrack for “Ocean Voyagers” live to picture, conducted by the composer. The spectacular film, produced in 2006 by Feodor Pitcairn productions, and directed by Joe Kennedy, follows the journey of a baby humpback whale and its 40 tonne mother. The story is narrated by Meryl Streep.
In December 2007 this film was screened to the accompaniment of the Royal Philharmonic orchestra in London’s Cadogan Hall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Animal planet.
Darius and the Den:
With lyrics by Adrian Arnold and music by Grant McLachlan, this piece was originally composed for a school production at the Predbendal School in Chichester in 1979. The work was re-orchestrated for full orchestra and performed at the Baxter Concert Hall by the Symphony choir of Cape Town conducted by Alex Fokkens.