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Recently completed concerts:

Friday, 29 March 2013, 20:00. Bach's St Matthew passion.

Conducted by Barry Smith, Lente Louw (soprano), Clint van der Linde (countertenor), Colin Lee (tenor), George Stevens (bass), Charles Ainslie (baritone), Nick de Jager (Evangelist), Aubrey Lodewyk (Christus), the Choir of Rustenburg girl's school (choirmaster Elizabeth Sole), and the Camerata Tinta Barocca (leader: Quentin Crida)

Details.


Friday, 8 March 2013, 20:00. An evening of Benjamin Britten in celebration of his centenary.

Conducted by Barry Smith, the Rustenburg high school for girls chamber choir (directed by Elizabeth Sole), and Jane Theron (harp).

Details.


Sunday, 16 December 2012, 16:00. A festival of nine lessons and carols.

Conducted by Barry Smith.

Details.


Saturday, 14 and 15 September 2012, 19:30. Handel's Judas Maccabaeus.

Erica Eloff - Israelitish woman (soprano), Julianne Young - Israelitish man (mezzo-soprano), Colin Lee - Judas Maccabaeus (tenor), William Berger - Simon, brother to Judas (bass), the Camerata Tinta Barocca (leader: Quentin Crida), conducted by Barry Smith.

Details.


Friday, 31 August 2012, 20:00. Telemann's Sonata in E minor for two oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo, Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso Op. 3 No. 11 in D minor from "L’Estro armonico" and Concerto La Notte for recorder, strings and continuo RV 439, Telemann's Overture in E flat major for flute pastorelle, strings and continuo, Bach's Opening choir from the Cantata "Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 33.

L'Orfeo Barokorchester, directed by Michi Gaigg: Michi Gaigg, Julia Huber, Sabine Reiter, Simone Trefflinger (violin), Lucas Schurig-Breuß, Johanna Weber (viola), Anja Enderle (violoncello), Martin Hofinger (double bass), Erich Traxler (harpsichord and organ), Carin van Heerden (oboe, recorder), Philipp Wagner (oboe), Nikolaus Broda (bassoon).

Details.


Friday, 6 April 2012, 20:00. Bach's St Matthew passion.

Lente Louw (soprano), Christopher Ainslie (countertenor), Thomas Erlank (tenor), Barend van der Westhuizen (bass), Charles Ainslie (baritone), Nick de Jager (Evangelist), Aubrey Lodewyk (Christus), the Choir of Rustenburg girl's school (choirmaster Elizabeth Sole), and the Camerata Tinta Barocca (leader: Quentin Crida). Conducted by Barry Smith.

Details.


Sunday, 18 December 2011, 16:00. A festival of nine lessons and carols.

Conducted by Barry Smith.

Details.


Thursday, 15 and Friday, 16 December 2011, 19:30. Handel's Samson.

Allan Clayton (Samson, tenor); Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano, Delila, his wife); Christopher Ainslie (countertenor, Micah, his friend); William Berger (bass, Manoah, his father); the Camerata Tinta Barocca (leader: Quentin Crida); conducted by Barry Smith.

Details.

"The St George's Singers had one overwhelmed with the exiting choral singing. The sound ranged from beautifully tender to powerful and dramatic; from tight legato to supple nimbleness; from clear fugal entries to soaring high sopranos."

- Pieter Kooij, 2011-12-17, translated by Willem Bester

"Barry Smith and the fêted St. George's singers' scintillating interpretation of Handel's oratorio Samson earlier this month, was the highlight of the year's music concerts."

- Pieter Kooij, 2011-12-26, translated by Jeandré du Toit


Friday, 21 October 2011, 20:00. Duruflé's Messe de Requiem, and other pieces.

Gloucester Cathedral Choir (director Adrian Partington) and Ashley Grote (organ).

Details.


Friday, 19 August 2011, 20:00. Handel's Entry of the queen of Sheba, Pachelbel Canon, Albinoni's Adagio for strings and organ, Bach's Air on a G string, Mozart's Ave verum, Bach's Jesu, joy of man's desiring, Vivaldi's Gloria.

Lente Louw (soprano), Minette du Toit-Pearce (mezzo-soprano), and the Camerata Tinta Barocca, conducted by Barry Smith.

Details.


Friday, 22 April 2011, 20:00. Mozart's Ave verum corpus K.618, Adagio for glass harmonica K.356, Sub tuum praesidium K.198, and Requiem K.626.

Lente Louw (soprano), Minette du Toit-Pearce (mezzo-soprano), Nick de Jager (tenor), Barend van der Westhuizen (bass), and Camerata Tinta Barocca (leader: Quentin Crida), conducted by Barry Smith.

Details.


Sunday, 19 December 2010, 16:00. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Conducted by Barry Smith.

Details.


Friday, 10 December 2010, 20:00. Grieg's Holberg suite, op. 40; Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine, op. 11; Svendsen's Variations on a Norwegian folktune, op. 31; Finzi's Eclogue for piano and strings, op. 10; and Fauré's Requiem, op. 48

Orchestra of the Academy of St Andrew (leader Lucia di Blasio-Scott), and Pieter van Zyl (piano), conducted by Barry Smith.

Details.


Sunday, 3 October 2010, 14:00. Highlights from Handel's Messiah.

Yandiswa Makade-Mayeki (soprano), Monika Voysey (mezzo-soprano), Nic de Jager (tenor), Conroy Scott (bass), Oudthoorn Festival Choir and soloists, conducted by Barry Smith.

Klein Karoo Klassique in Oudtshoorn. Details at Klassique, and CPO.


Saturday, 21 August 2010, 19:00. Pre-concert talk by the eminent British Handel scholar, Dr Ruth Smith.

Saturday, 21 August 2010, 19:30. Handel's Jephtha (a South African premiere).

Erica Eloff (soprano), Elsa Klopper (soprano), Sophie Harmsen (mezzo-soprano), Christopher Ainslie (countertenor), Colin Lee (tenor), Aubrey Lodewyk (bass), the Camerata Tinta Barocca (leader Quentin Crida), directed by Barry Smith.

Reserved seating can be booked through Computicket from 1 August 2010. The seat pricing will be announced shortly.

For further information contact Pierre van Wyngaard.


Friday, 20 August 2010, 18:45. Pre-concert talk by the eminent British Handel scholar, Dr Ruth Smith.

Friday, 20 August 2010, 19:30. Handel's Jephtha (a South African premiere).

Erica Eloff (soprano), Elsa Klopper (soprano), Sophie Harmsen (mezzo-soprano), Christopher Ainslie (countertenor), Colin Lee (tenor), Aubrey Lodewyk (bass), the Camerata Tinta Barocca (leader Quentin Crida), directed by Barry Smith.

Reserved seating can be booked through Computicket from 1 August 2010. The seat pricing will be announced shortly.

For further information contact Pierre van Wyngaard.


Friday, 2 April 2010, 17:00.

Bach's St Matthew passion. Lente Louw, Christopher Ainslie, Willem Bester, Nick de Jager, Barend van der Westhuizen, Aubrey Lodewyk, the Rustenburg High School for Girls' Chamber Choir and Rustenburg Old Girls (director: Elizabeth Sole), and the Camerata Tinta Barocca (leader Quentin Crida), conducted by Barry Smith. Details.


Friday, 26 March 2010, 20:00.

Music for Holy Week and Easter. Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium; John Rutter's arrangement of the Cornish Sans Day Carol; Michael Head's The little road to Bethlehem; Giacomo Carissimi's Plorate filii Israel; Orlando Gibbons' Drop, drop slow tears; Charles Wood's arrangement of the Dutch carol This joyful Eastertide; the French carol tune Now the green blade riseth; Henry Ley's The strife is o'er; Edward Elgar's Ave verum; Charles Villiers Stanford's Beati quorum via; Alexander Brent Smith's Come, my way; Jacobus Gallus' Ascendit Deus; John Stainer's God so loved the world; Hugh Roberton's All in the April evening; W.A. Mozart's Ave verum; and Bryan Kelly's Rejoice the Lord is King. Directed by Barry Smith. Details.


Monday, 21 December 2009, 19:30.

Handel's Messiah to mark the 250th anniversary of his death. Lente Louw (soprano), Christopher Ainslie (countertenor), Nick de Jager (tenor), Aubrey Lodewyk (bass), the Camerata Tinta Barocca, conducted by Barry Smith. Details.


Sunday, 20 December 2009, 16:00.

A festival of Nine lessons and carols. With Grant Brasler (organ) directed by Barry Smith. Details.


Thursday, 17 September, 20:00.

Haydn's Offertorium: Insanae et vanae curae, Symphony No. 94 in G major (Surprise), and Nelson Mass in D minor. Zandile Gwebityala, Hanneli Rupert, Nick de Jager, and Conroy Scott, conducted by Barry Smith. Details.


Friday, 11 September 2009, 19:30.

Handel's Theodora. Christopher Ainslie, Lente Louw, Karen van der Walt, Nick de Jager, Aubrey Lodewyk, Willem Bester, Camerata Tinta Barocca (leader Quentin Crida), conducted by Barry Smith. Details.


Thursday, 28 May 2009, 20:00.

As part of this celebrations commemorating the day 200 years ago when Joseph Haydn (1732/1809) passed away, Barry Smith will conduct the St George's Singers and the Camerata Tinta Barocca (leader Quentin Crida) in a performance of Haydn’s Creation sung in English.

Kimy Skota (soprano), Arthur Swan (tenor), Aubrey Lodewyk (baritone).

Bishops, Diocesan College Chapel, Rondebosch (PDF map). From the N2 freeway, take the Liesbeeck Parkway off-ramp. If you are travelling from the city, turn right at the traffic lights - if you are travelling towards the city, turn left at the traffic lights. You will now be travelling towards Rondebosch. Pass through three sets of traffic lights at Durban / Klipfontein Road, at Alma Road, and at Belmont Road. You are now in Campground Road. A little further on, you will drive by the intersection to Austwick Road and then pass a Shell garage, all on your left. Immediately after the garage (to your left) is the entrance to Diocesan College (Bishop's), where you must turn in. (If you pass St Thomas's church, you have gone too far.) Secure parking in school grounds.

Unreserved tickets at the door.
Tickets: R130
Seniors: R100
Students: R50

For more information contact Pierre van Wyngaard.


Friday, 22 May 2009, 20:00.

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Lente Louw, Filipa van Eck (sopranos); Minette du Toit-Pierce, Monika Voysey (mezzo-sopranos); David Butlin (countertenor); Willem Bester, Nick de Jager (tenors), and Camerata Tinta Barocca, conducted by Barry Smith. Details.


Sunday, 17 May 2009, 20:00.

The St George's Singers 45th anniversary concert. Details.


Friday, 10 April 2009, 17:00.

St Matthew passion by Johann Sebastian Bach (sung in German).

Lente Louw (soprano), Mark Donnelly (countertenor), Willem Bester (tenor), Barend van der Westhuizen (baritone), Arthur Swan - evangelist (tenor), Aubrey Lodewyk - Christ (baritone), Tygerberg choristers (conductor: Linda Claassen), Camerata Tinta Barocca (leader: Quentin Crida), conducted by Barry Smith.

Bishops, Diocesan College Chapel, Rondebosch (PDF map).
Part I: 17:00 to 18:30
Part II: 20:00 to 21:45
Secure parking in school grounds. Feel free to bring a picnic basket for an alfresco supper.

Seats are unreserved – tickets available at the door.
Tickets: R130
Seniors: R100
Students: R50

For more information contact Pierre van Wyngaard.


Sunday, 21 December 2008, 16:00.

The Music Academy of St. Andrew presents A festival of nine lessons and carols.

Conducted by Barry Smith.

St Andrew's Church, Cape Town CBD, corner of Buitengracht and Somerset roads (map and directions).

As this is a service there will be no charge for admission. A collection will be taken instead.


Sunday, 14 December 2008, 14:15.

Handel's Messiah.

Barry Smith conducted the St George's Singers in the first complete South African performance of the work in Cape Town some 44 years ago. Now once again he conducts a rare complete and authentic, small-scale Handelian type performance, the first since 2006. Performing together with the St George's Singers will be three of Cape Town's finest young singers, Lente Louw, Willem Bester, and Aubrey Lodewyk, accompanied by the popular Baroque group, Camerata Tinta Barocca (led by Quentin Crida). The countertenor soloist, Mark Donnelly, hails from Canada and earlier this year sang to critical acclaim in his Cape Town debut in Bach's St Matthew Passion.

Groote Kerk, Cape Town CBD, Adderley street.

Unreserved tickets at R100 and R80 for senior citizens and students available at Computicket and at the Groote Kerk door on the day of the performance.
A limited number of reserved seats at R120 with both good viewing of the performers and excellent sound may be booked in advance through Computicket or by contacting either Pierre van Wyngaard or Pierre Marais.

Sponsored by Die Rupert-Musiekstigting.


Friday, 3 October 2008, 20:00. Orchestral and Choral Music by Joseph Haydn: "La Reine" Symphony, Offertorium "Insanae vanae et curae", and the "Pauken" Mass. Details.

From Die Burger, 6 October 2008:
"The spring and summer concert series of Barry Smith and the St George's Singers began outstandingly on Friday evening"

"The Symphony no. 85 in B flat major (La Reine, otherwise The Queen), [...] conveyed Haydn's inspiration beautifully. Smith conducted the Camerata Tinta Barocca (with Quentin Crida as leader) with vitality and style"

"As always the St George's Singers impressed. The choir reacts outstandingly to Smith's clear directions, and the strong men's voices and clear sopranos are always a joy to listen to."