Choir at Endler

The Endler Concert Series presents the Canticum Novum Choir, orchestra and soloists, under conductor Louis van der Watt, in the Endler Hall, Stellenbosch, on Saturday October 19, at 8pm, and Sunday October 20, at 4.30pm. On the programme are two works complementing each other: Gloria by Vivaldi and San Gloria by South African composer, Péter Louis van Dijk. The concluding work is Handel’s Psalm 100. San Gloria is a work based on San themes, and is innovative in its juxtaposition of ancient Latin texts (Gloria in excelsis Deo) with the sounds of the Khoi-San culture. Vivaldi’s Gloria, like many of his other instrumental and sacred works, was composed for, and first performed by, the orphan girls of the Ospedale della Pietà where Vivaldi taught and worked for the largest part of his life. Tickets cost R140, and R100 for students and pensioners, available through Computicket and at the door. Contact Fiona at concerts@sun.ac.za or 021 808 2358.