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.
GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, LIECHTENSTEIN
April 16 (Stadhalle, Olpe), 18 (Frauenkirche, Dresden),
19 (Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern) and 21 (Rosenthal-Theater, Selb) – Germany, May 29 (Konzert Teater Bern, Switzerland), June 8 (TAK Theater, Schaan, Liechtenstein)
Presented in collaboration with Andreas Janotta Arts Management, Konzert Theater Bern, Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg
Sept 26th Trier (Germany): Mosel Muskfestival
Sept 27th Nettetal-Lobberich (Germany): Catholic Church
Sept 29th St Poelten (Austria): St Poelten Cathedral
Oct 2nd Budapest (Hungary): Felsővízivárosi Szent Anna-plébánia
Oct 4th Esch-Sur-Alzette (Luxembourg): Conservatoire
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