Something old, something new at Durban Girls College


Durban Chamber Choir. Photo: Val Adamson

THE popular Durban Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr Christopher Cockburn, will collaborate with Durban Girls College’s senior choir in a concert, titled Something Old, Something New in the Durban Girls College’s Centenary Hall on the Berea on Monday, March 14, between 6 pm and 7.30 pm.

The two sections of the programme presented by the Durban Chamber Choir will contain a cappella music by composers featured in their two concert programmes from 2015: William Byrd, Josquin des Prez, Orlandus Lassus, Camille Saint-Saëns and Charles Villiers Stanford.

Conducted by Ronel Perks and accompanied by Kim Siedle, the items to be performed by Durban Girls College senior choir embrace a wide range of popular vocal genres.

Included in their selection are:  Don McLean’s American Pie; the Pablo Casals classic, Nigra Sum; the spiritual, Wade in the Water; Jerry Walker’s evergreen Mister Beau Jangles; Carl Jenkins’s Two Hai Kus; All the April Evening by Hugh Robertson;  and a medley of three Beatles classics.

Tickets are R50 (adults) and R30 (pensioners and scholars) at the door. Public entrance to DGC is at 586 Musgrave Road, and all are welcome.

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