Reading Session

An African Journey – Contemporary Choral Music from South Africa by Franco Prinsloo

13. September 2019, 9:00 bis 10:30 Uhr

Hannover Congress Centrum | Raum 18

(Wdh. am 14.9. | 11.30 Uhr)

Franco Prinsloo composes in various styles – from classical and contemporary choral music to pop and electronic works. In the workshop, he presents choral pieces from his musical “Naledi – An African Journey”. The extraordinary musical combines African folklore with the current cultural trends. In this fairytale about courage and magic, we hear different languages and mythologies from South Africa, such as Khoisan, Ndebele, Tswana, Venda, Swati, Xhosa, Tsonga, Sotho and Zulu, as they tell us about truth and renewal. The participants will sing pieces from the musical “Naledi” as well as from other contemporary compositions by Franco Prinsloo, and dip into South Africa’s magical world.

 

In Kooperation mit dem Helbling Verlag.

 

 

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  • Franco Prinsloo

    Composer Franco Prinsloo creates in a diverse variety of styles including choral, classical, contemporary, new music, cabaret and theatre as well as pop music and electronica. He has composed and directed extensively for the stage including “Kind(s)”, “Code” and “Mosioua” to name but a few highlights. For the past three years he has been the Musical Director for the Nedbank Arts and Culture Trust performing arts Scholarships. He is an active composer in the new music scene in South Africa including the Horizons Project Choir and The Paz Consort. Prinsloo is commissioned by prominent choirs. His choral piece “Pula, Pula!” (from his musical “Naledi – an African journey”) was commissioned by the NWU PUK Arts for The King’s Singers to be performed in their programme in 2017. His compositions are frequently chosen as prescribed works at choral competitions.

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