GRACE NOTES

Curated by Thuthuka Sibisi, Grace Notes, a unique concert of a cappella sacred music. Juxtaposing ancient and modern music from Europe and Africa, Grace Notes intersperses sacred compositions by Byrd, Palestrina, Duruflé and Pärt with religious music drawn from Xhosa, Venda, Zulu and Swahili traditions.
Grace Notes is a moving reflection on the yearning to express spirituality through music, and uncovers lines of connection across continents and centuries. Its acclaimed premiere in France in 2016, have been followed by sell out performances in Cape Town in 2017 and 2018 and Cape Town Opera’s award winning chorus shines in Grace Notes.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
2019
Sept 26th Trier (Germany): Mosel Muskfestival
Sept 27th Nettetal-Lobberich (Germany): Catholic Church
Sept 29th St Poelten (Austria): St Poelten Cathedral
Oct 4th Esch-Sur-Alzette (Luxembourg): Conservatoire

PERFORMANCE HISTORY
2018 Cape Town Zeitz MoCAA, V&A Waterfront; St. John’s Church, Wynberg
2017 Cape Town St.George’s Cathedral, City Centre; St. John’s Church, Wynberg
2016 France Silvercane Abbey, Provence


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Curator Thuthuka Sibisi
Chorus Master and Conductor Marvin Kernelle

THE CAPE TOWN OPERA CHORUS

“Twelve apostle-like figures fill the stony, cold void in every corner of the space. Their melodic utterances are like a gospel for a new era. One that both breaks with tradition and, simultaneously, unabashedly upholds it.   We are invited to an evening of art that draws in everyone and excludes no-one, not even those who are averse to choral or classical music. Overcome with emotion, the woman next to me exclaims, “I didn’t want it to end, I could sit here and listen to that all night!”

-What’s on in Cape Town reviews Grace Notes.

“Powerful voices full of Grace,”

-Beverley Brommert in the Cape Argus review of Grace Notes

PERFORMANCE HISTORY
2018 Toringkerk, Paarl

2018 Zeitz MoCAA, Cape Town

2018 St John’s Church, Cape Town

2017 St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town

2017 St John’s Church, Cape Town

2016 Aix en Provence, France