Durban Chamber Choir

Sat 4 Nov 18:30

The Durban Chamber Choir has been in existence for over 20 years. The choir’s repertoire ranges from early plainchant to contemporary choral composers, ranging from Renaissance to modern, sacred to secular, accompanied by organ, piano and small orchestral ensembles, or else unaccompanied. The Choir has performed in various venues in Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and also in Howick and Wartburg, in churches and school halls and retirement homes – wherever they can bring pleasure to lovers of choral music. It is made up of voluntary members of all ages and from all walks of life, united in their love for choral singing.

In 2015, the Choir proudly welcomed Dr Christopher Cockburn as its new musical director. After studying in Cape Town and London he was appointed as Organist and Choir Director at Grahamstown Cathedral and Lecturer in Music at Rhodes University. For several years he conducted the Rhodes Chamber Choir which toured South Africa as well as Zimbabwe. He currently lectures at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he earned a PhD in Musicology. Christopher has given organ recitals throughout South Africa and in the UK, and is also a composer.

Join the Durban Chamber Choir for an evening of song at the new Community Church on Saturday the 4th of November at 18:30. Tickets cost R 40.

The Community Church will serve a hearty meal of butter chicken, rice, roti and sambals at R 80 – A cash bar will be available.

Directions: Take the Avenue out of Kokstad on the Cedarville/Matatiele road. Past the C-Max prison, the road makes a turn left and then right. On that right-turning corner you will find the entrance to the Community Church on the left.

The Durban Chamber Choir’s accommodation kindly sponsored by Mt Currie Inn.