The Durban Chamber Choir, conducted by Christopher Cockburn, collaboration with the Kayser Quartet will perform a programme engagingly titled Haydn With Love on Sunday 12 June at Hayfields Lutheran Church in Pietermaritzburg at 3pm. Tickets at the door are R70 (R40 pensioners and students).
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 on this occasion be played 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, Duruflé and Garau, based on the medieval Latin hymn text ‘Ubi Caritas’, the first line of which may be translated ‘Where love is, God is’.
Issued by William Charlton-Perkins
Caption: Members of the Durban Chamber Choir and the Kayser Quartet appear in concert in Pietermaritzburg this Sunday.(Photo Clinton Marius)