Rhodes Music showcase in Sunday Baroque concert

The Department of Music and Musicology regrets to announce that the performance on 8 November 2020 will no longer be open to the public due to concern about rising Covid infections on campus. However, the concert will be presented as a live online event. Please click on one of the links below to watch this performance live at 3pm on Sunday afternoon.
The concert was to have taken place in the Rhodes Chapel and tickets which have been sold already will be refunded. Please contact Ms Mnyobe 046 6038490 or v.mnyobe@ru.ac.za if you would like a refund. Should you wish to donate your ticket to our scholarship fund, we would be most grateful.
In this performance, Rhodes University postgraduate and undergraduate students will perform a selection of well known Baroque pieces for soloists and string orchestra.
The Baroque string orchestra comprises 10 players and will be conducted by Free State Symphony Orchestra and Free State Youth Orchestra CEO and Artistic Director Alex Fokkens.
The Rhodes University Chamber Choir, accompanied by a string quartet, will then sing the Chamber Eucharist composed by Rhodes Alumnus Andrew Bethke.
Bach Violin concerto in a minor, 1st movement
Albinoni Sonata Cinque, op 2 no 3
Telemann Concerto for Flute and Recorder in e minor, 1st and 2nd movements
Handel Ombra Mai Fu from Xerxes, Every Valley (Messiah)
Pergolesi Stissozo mio stissozo, from La Serva Padronai
Bethke Chamber Eucharist
String orchestra
Vln 1 JF Viljoen (PhD), Tessa Campbell (PGCE), Matthew Holman (BMus 2)
Vln 2 Ilana Chirombo (MMus), Bradley van Heerden (IMS 2), Gabrielle Govender (IMS 2)
Viola Elizabeth Furtner (MMus)
Cello Cameron Cordell (Rhodes Alumnus), Kwazi Mkula (guest)
Harpsichord Garreth Robertson (MMus)
Soloists Yoliswa Gusha (BMus 1), Matthew Holman (BMus 2), Yamkela Ntsakaza (BMus 3), Tshegofatso Makube (Music Hon), Devon Florence (MMus), Vuyelwa Moyo (MMus), Boudina McConnachie (staff)
Conductor Alexander Fokkens
Choir Rhodes University Chamber Choir
* Updated on 5 November 2020 to provide information about the change from live to virtual. This article was contributed by the Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology.
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