Our last newsletter seems to have gone down very well and met with positive response. Our mailing list has grown significantly over the last couple of months so a big thanks to everyone who signed up or got their friends and family to do so. If you know of anyone who might be interested in receiving our newsletter, all you need to do is click on the “forward to a friend” link below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Johannesburg Bach Choir’s last set of concerts, “Baroque Sparkle”, comprised works by both JS Bach and JD Zelenka. The latter, a Bohemian composer, was certainly a “first” for us. We believe that we are also the first choir in South Africa to perform a work of his. The response to the concerts was overwhelming – see a selection elsewhere in this newsletter.
Our next set of concerts will be taking place in October and November this year. The work on the programme will be Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah
, based on events in the life of this prophet of the Old Testament. We are hoping to present this in three different venues, but have not quite finalised the arrangements yet. Please pencil the dates into your diary so long (or press the buttons on your electronic one). There are likely to be price concessions for early bookings. Further details will be made available on our website as soon as we have them: www.jhbbachchoir.co.za
Next year marks our 50th
birthday, and we are planning a big concert to mark the occasion. More information should be available in a forthcoming newsletter.