2010 Concert Season
JOINT CONCERT WITH THE AACHEN CATHEDRAL CHOIR: THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER 2010 - ST MARK'S CATHEDRAL, GEORGE
IHLOMBE! INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL - UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE - SATURDAY 7 AUGUST 2010
ANIMATO 2010 NATIONAL TOUR
Tuesday 20/07/10 - Sunday 25/07/10
Parents gather to say goodbye...
Spirits are high!
Arrival at base camp: Word in Action campsite, Pretoria.
CK is exhausted after an outing to Pretoria Zoo!
Thursday morning is spent rehearsing at the Z.K. Matthews Great Hall, UNISA. "Think up! Swim up! Sing up!"
Competition time: "Modimo wa re rata!"(The Lord loves us)
MUSIC MONTAGE 2010:
JOINT CONCERT WITH THE ST ANDREW'S CATHEDRAL SCHOOL CHOIR - SYDNEY AUSTRALIA - SATURDAY 10 APRIL 2010
"ARBEIDSBEDIENING" JOINT CONCERT - THURSDAY 18 MARCH 2010
HEROLD'S BAY INTENSIVE 4-DAY TRAINING CAMP: 11-14 FEBRUARY 2010
Spinto soprano, Sandra Nel, from Vienna, with Olive Sandilands and Jan-Erik Swart. Sandra was the guest speaker at the SCCC's annual training camp in Herold's Bay. After singing a selection of German lieder and Afrikaans songs, and listening to the choir, she demonstrated valuable vocal techniques, discussing and answering questions on voice and tone production. She was impressed with the natural tone quality of the choir and inspired everyone with her exceptional voice that fills the auditoria of concert halls in Europe!
Maggie Bodenstein, operatic soprano and member of Appasionata, posing with Jan-Erik Swart, Olive Sandilands and Jean-Mari Barnard (Grade 9) who is the choir's soloist for Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. Maggie assisted the choir in the training of voice parts for the Stabat Mater, which comprises 18 vocal pieces!
During the four-day camp, members worked hard on their new repertoire, but also had time to relax!.
FIRST TRAINING WORKSHOP - GEORGE: 6-8 JANUARY 2010
On Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 January 2010, the members of the 2010 SCCC gathered in George for their annual training workshop to prepare themselves for a busy year of concerts and performances!
Each day began at 09.00 with muscle and relaxation exercises, vocal warmups, drama exercises, theory of music lessons, history of music lectures and rhythm drill training.
Then came even harder work: Putting together the parts of a full programme of music which they had to learn during the December holidays!
The choir was challenged to sing several pieces scored for double choir or 8 voice parts! The new choir members coped admirably, even though some looked exhausted by 16.00 of every day!
The following pics show that "Choir is not for sissies!"