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Tuesday, May 31, 2016


The Durban Chamber Choir, conducted by Christopher Cockburn, continues its series of innovatively programmed concerts on June 5 at St Thomas’s Anglican Church.

In collaboration with the Kayser Quartet, DCC will perform a programme engagingly titled Haydn With Love .

Haydn’s Missa Brevis in B flat (also known as the ‘Little Organ Mass’) and Mozart’s masterly String Quartet in G K387 are the centrepieces on the programme. The Mass, originally composed for a small instrumental ensemble rather than a full orchestra, will be played on this occasion by the Kayser Quartet with Jacques Heyns at the organ. Mozart’s superb G Major String Quartet, sometimes nicknamed the ‘Spring Quartet’ because of its sunny first movement, was the first of the famous set of six quartets that he dedicated to his friend and senior colleague, Haydn.

DCC’s programme ends with a series of short pieces by Gjeilo, DuruflĂ© and Garau, based on the medieval Latin hymn text ‘Ubi Caritas’, the first line of which may be translated ‘Where love is, God is’.

Haydn With Love takes place at 15h00 on June 5 at St Thomas’s Anglican Church in Musgrave Road. Tickets R70 (R40 pensioners & students) at the door.