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Classical Music this Spring!

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Richard CockWe are very pleased to welcome Richard Cock back to Haenertsburg for the Spring Festival. He is a world-renowned conductor who manages to delight and entertain crowds with his lively mix of classical and contemporary music. There will be two concerts during the Festival on Sunday 17 September at Haenertsburg Christian Church and Sunday 24 September at Barnyard Theatre, Stanford Lake College. Bookings are essential.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

A concert to herald the arrival of Spring. Includes composers such as Stephen Sondheim, Telemann, Vivaldi, Dupin, and some novelty items.
Featuring: Phil Cox – Trumpet, Magda de Vries – Marimba, Carel Henn – Cell0, Camelia Onea – Violin, and Sue Cock – Keyboards.
VENUE: Haenertsburg Christian Church
TIME: 18:00 starts promptly, please ensure you are seated before.
Linda Miller 082 575 5738 or Stuart Miller 082 771 2655
Tickets are limited. No food or drinks allowed at this concert.

Sunday, 24th September 2017

A full concert with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and soloists under the baton of Richard Cock will take place on Sunday night the 24th of September. Light meals will be on sale as a Rotary Haenertsburg Fundraiser. There will also be a bar available offering sundowner drinks from 17:00.
VENUE: Barnyard Theatre at Stanford Lake College
TIME: 18:00 starts promptly, please ensure you are seated before.
TICKETS: R 180 – (Bring your own Picnic and Drinks or buy light meals from Rotary at the venue)
Bookings: Linda or Stuart Miller
082 575 5738 or 082 771 2655

About Richard Cock

The Conductor Since returning to South Africa he has been an SABC producer, Director of Music at St Mary’s Cathedral, Director of Chanticleer Singers and Symphony Choir of Johannesburg, and a conductor of note.

Having gained experience as Personnel Manager of the NSO in the eighties, Richard Cock became Artistic Director of that Orchestra from 1991 – 1999. Previous to this he had been Director of the Transvaal Chamber Orchestra from 1987 – 1991 and this orchestra ceased to operate when he became Artistic Director in 1991.

During that time the symphony concerts grew in popularity and scope and Richard managed to take the orchestra out of the concert hall to varied venues, from Cape Town to Cairo. They truly became the National Symphony Orchestra performing both in small towns and large cities throughout South Africa and its neighbouring territories, as well as making a memorable tour to Cairo.

He continues this work throughout South Africa – in particular with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, and, with his irrepressible and ebullient nature, to bring music to tens of thousands of people and to make converts to the cause of orchestral and choral music in particular, and of ‘music’, in its broadest sense, in general.

Richard is equally at home making music with children in a classroom, with leading soloists of the day in the concert hall, with choirs in churches, or with the orchestra in Tulip fields, amongst others he has worked with Julian Lloyd-Webber, Lynn Harrell, Joshua Bell, Florian Uhlig, Lesley Garrett, Zoe Beyers Corinne Chapelle and Patricio Buanne. He has also worked closely with Pavarotti and the 3 Tenors on their South African Tour.

Read more about Richard Cock on his website.