19 Feb | ITD & VOX performance – SOLD OUT!!!

EVOLUTION: From Plainsong to Polyphony

Imagine the magical sensation of listening to exquisite choral music in complete darkness…

Following three sold-out performances in the popular series “In The Dark” (2016-2018), VOX Cape Town, in collaboration with Biblioteek Productions, returns to the Youngblood Gallery for a programme of rarely-performed music that traces the evolution of the choral tradition through the centuries.

From the monastic sounds of unaccompanied plainsong and the organum of the Middle Ages, to the Age of Discovery and the glorious flowering of harmony after 1500, major milestones in choral development are presented by composers such as Dufay, Palestrina, Thomas Tallis, John Sheppard and Thomas Tomkins.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience over 1 000 years of choral music in the cathedral-like space of the Youngblood Gallery, in complete darkness.

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Youngblood, 70-74 Bree Street


Bookings via QUICKET

R160 / R120 for students and seniors

Enquiries: productions@biblioteek.co.za or 0768356561

This performance is based on a lecture-demonstration that was presented by Grant McLachlan and VOX Cape Town at the UCT Summer School in January 2020 entitled “A Brief History of Harmony, the Universe, and Everything”.

Peter Borchers, Suzanne Buchanan, Jan Buys, Jitske Cnossen, Wilhelm Delport, Margot Dower, Casey Driver, Elinor Driver, Shaun February, Matthew Ferrandi, Tessa Gawith, Karen Hahne, Simon Hartley, Carelize Jacobs, Lesley Jennings, Adele Julier, James Lister, Jennifer Matlock, Sarah McArthur, Hayden McGregor, Robyn McKechnie, Maryanne McLachlan, Kyle Paulssen, Chloë Reeler, John Rennie, Owen Rogers, Fi Smit, Bernice Taljaard, Stefan van der Westhuizen, Jenni van Doesburgh, Anthea van Wieringen, Jean Westwood

Founder and Director: John Woodland