Cape Town Opera – Sacred Music in Concert

Tuesday 9 July 7pm, Temple Church

£15.00 — £25.00

Tickets £15 £25

Please click here to view the seating plan

This concert is promoted by Cape Town Opera.

Trad. Shona / Byrd Meguru / Non nobis domine
Purcell Orpheus Britannicus: Evening Hymn
Harmonia Sacra: My song shall be alway of the loving kindness of the Lord
Trad. Xhosa Senzeni na
Handel As pants the hart
Messiah: How beautiful are the feet
O Death where is thy sting
But thanks be to God
Trad. Xhosa Ndikhokhele Bawo
Mozart Ave verum corpus
Requiem: Recordare 
Mendelssohn Elijah:If with all your hearts
Lift thine eyes 
Schubert Ave Maria
Trad. Xhosa/Arr Barrett Indodana 
Fauré Requiem: Hostias

Pie Jesu
In Paradisum
Trad. Swahili Baba yethu 


Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi soprano
Brittany Smith soprano
Ané Pretorius mezzo soprano   
Sipho Fubesi tenor
Lunga Hallam tenor
Thando Zwane baritone
John Bailey guitar

It has been a pleasure for Cape Town Opera to conceive a program that spiritually unites African sacred music with the canon of Western church music and oratorio. By accompanying the repertoire with guitar and drawing on improvisatory aspects of Western baroque music in particular, we hope to distill each work to its core message, and invite you to re-hear all of these masterpieces and their texts freshly, through the voices of our artists and the lens of traditional African song.